This subject deals with the influence of groups and social settings on beliefs and actions. It provides a treatment of the process of social influence in conformity, attitude change, social stereotypes, social attributions, and conflict and decision-making. This subject develops a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in social psychology.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Subject title:||Social Psychology|
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All Psychology programs are accredited in the sequence presented and designed to provide students with learning and graduate outcomes in line with APAC accreditation standards. In order to meet these outcomes, students in the Undergraduate program should complete PSYC11, then PSYC12, and finally PSYC13 subjects in the order sequenced.
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Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in social psychology.
- Comprehend and apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge of Psychology, with depth of understanding of underlying principles, theories and concepts in the discipline, using a scientific approach.
- Analyse and critique theory and research in the discipline of Psychology and communicate these in written and oral formats.
- Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate values and ethics in Psychology.
- Demonstrate self-directed pursuit of scholarly inquiry in Psychology.
- Demonstrate interpersonal skills.
|Literature Review||Literature review, APA 7th style||50%||Week 9||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.|
|Take-home Examination||Take-home examination||50%||Final Examination Period||1, 2, 3, 4, 5.|
Nil. However, completion of all pieces of assessment to the appropriate standard greatly facilitates success.
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|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
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Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
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This lecture introduces students to social psychology as a research discipline. The research methods used by social psychology are discussed.
In this lecture, we explore the development of social psychology as a scientific field. Turning points, challenges, and recent developments are discussed.
Who are you? In this lecture, we examine social psychological theories of the self and identity, and the extent to which our sense of self is affected by others.
Why do we want to feel good? This lecture focuses on the functions and social aspects of self-esteem.
In this lecture, we examine the nature of attitudes, how they’re measured, how they’re formed, and the conditions that lead to alterations in our attitudes by others.
What happens when our attitudes and behaviors are inconsistent? In this lecture, we discuss historical and contemporary approaches to cognitive dissonance and the impact of cognitive dissoance on our attitudes.
In this lecture, we discuss the effect that other people can have on our behavior, and theoretical explanations for why we conform, comply, and obey.
How do we form social groups, and what does group membership do to our cognition and behavior? In this lecture, we discuss the processes involved in group formation, and factors that influence conflict, negotiation, and cooperation.
Why and when do we want to help others? In this lecture, we discuss the social psychological approaches to understanding prosocial behaviors.
Why and when do we harm others, rather than help? This lecture explores theoretical and empirical approaches to anger and aggression, the impact of violent media on aggression, and anti-aggression interventions.
How do we know why other people behave the way they do? This week, we discuss theories of attribution, social judgments, and social perception.
The focus of this lecture is on the nature and dimensions of prejudice and discrimination. Issues of sexism, racism and ageism are discussed, as are the effects of prejudice, theoretical explanations of prejudice and discrimination, and prejudice and discrimination reduction methods.