Examines central issues in social psychology and the study of personality such as attitude formation and the influence of attitudes upon behaviour, non-verbal behaviour, social cognition and affect, and prosocial behaviour, and the conceptualisation and measurement of personality in psychology.
Overview of the major theories in personality and their application to understanding human behaviour
- History of social psychology
- Research methods in social psychological research
Theory and application of:
- attitude, behaviour and measurement
- social influence
- social cognition
- social knowledge
- crowd behaviour
- inter-group relations
- prejudice and discrimination
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||exercise judgement and critical thinking to assess claims that arise from myth, stereotype, pseudoscience or untested assumptions and recognise and defend against the major fallacies of human thinking||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||apply psychological concepts, theories and research findings to build creative and innovative response to problems in everyday life and society||Intellectual rigour|
|3||demonstrate knowledge of core topics in the area of personality and social psychology||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||write effectively in a variety of formats and for a variety of purposes||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate knowledge of how privilege, power, and oppression may impact prejudice, discrimination, and inequity||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|6||demonstrate effective oral communication skills||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|7||demonstrate understanding of and respect for social cultural, linguistic spiritual and gender diversity.||Cultural competence|
- Vaughan, GM & Hogg, MA, 2014, Introduction to social psychology, 7th edn, Pearson Education, NSW.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)|
|Exam: closed book||50%|
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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