School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

The Individual in SocietyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101557.4

Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
101366 - Interpersonal Interaction, 400136 - Introduction to the Psychology of Health, 700051 - The Individual in Society

About this Unit
This unit introduces the main theoretical perspectives for understanding the ‘individual in society’, including: humanistic, biological, cognitive, behavioural and socio-cultural explanations of individual behaviour. These perspectives are further understood through application of the ‘levels of analysis’ framework. The content then moves on to social psychology and covers topics such as: self and identity, attitudes and attitude change, conformity and obedience, prejudice and discrimination, aggression, pro-social behaviour and attraction and close relationships. Students explore the relevance of these topics to everyday life and contemporary issues.

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