School Of Psychology

Social Psychology (online)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 102537.2


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
A basic understanding of core concepts of personality, social and developmental psychology

Equivalent Units
100020 - Social and Developmental Psychology, 101683 - Social Psychology

102534 Experimental Design and Analysis (online)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in course 1793 - Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies

About this Unit
Social psychology is the study of human behaviour and mental processes in their social context. Social psychology examines social behaviour and social thinking using scientific psychological research methods. This unit considers both classic and recent theories, research and applications in core areas of social psychology such as: attitudes, stereotyping and prejudice, social cognition, group processes, cross-cultural and indigenous psychology, and social influence. Emphasis is placed upon the role of contemporary research and theory in increasing our understanding of social phenomena and the relevance of this to everyday life. The Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies is not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This unit is not equivalent to and cannot be granted as Advanced Standing against a corresponding Psychology unit in an APAC accredited Psychology sequence.

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