School Of Psychology

Social Processes and BehaviourWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100932.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
The unit applies knowledge and skills introduced in the units 100020 - Social and Developmental Psychology and 100013 - Experimental Design and Analysis. Completion of these units is desirable.

Equivalent Units
B3922 - Social Processes and Behaviour

101184 Psychology: Human Behaviour AND 101183 Psychology: Behavioural Science

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must complete 20 credit points of Psychology units including the pre-requisites. Pre-requisites will not apply to students enrolled in courses 1630 Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies and 1501 Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Enrolment in these awards requires graduate status; hence the students have demonstrated proficiency in tertiary studies. Each applicant in these awards is assessed individually and provided with an individual study sequence by the Course Advisor.

About this Unit
This unit examines, at an advanced level, the factors that influence psychological functioning in social environments. The unit considers the latest theories, research and applications in areas such as impression formation, attitudes and behaviour, stereotyping and prejudice, social cognition and emotion, attributional processes, and intergroup processes. Emphasis is placed upon the role of contemporary research and theory in increasing our understanding of social phenomena and the relevance of this work to everyday life. The unit offers students an opportunity to develop research skills through the practice of planning and conducting research into the social bases of behaviour.



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