Unit code: HAYG433
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||3 hours per week|
HAYG410, HAYG412, HAYG421, HAYG423 and one of HAYG422 or HAYG420 (or HAY100 , HAY101, HMA278, HMA279 and one of HAY205 or HAY206 where transitional arrangements apply).
Aims and objectives
This subject involves the scientific study of behaviour in a social context. The aim is to introduce students to the key theories and research methods used by social scientists to explain peoples' thoughts, feelings and actions in social situations.
Generic skills outcomes
Graduates are capable in their chosen professional areas.
Graduates operate effectively in work and community situations.
Graduates are adaptable and manage change.
Graduates are aware of environments.
Generic Psychology Attributes
Improvements in research skills, understanding of scientific methods and statistical analysis, and problem solving skills.
Enhanced ability to think in theoretical terms and to critically evaluate research.
Appreciation of the historical development of ideas and of research ethics.
Experience in written communication, public speaking, working in teams and understanding themselves and others.
The course covers the history, methods and ethics of social psychology and the areas of social cognition, attributions, attitudes, prejudice and stereotypes, social influence, attraction and relationships, and group processes. Some areas to which social psychological knowledge is often applied, such as culture, health, and law, are also covered.
Kassin, S., Fein, S., & Markus, H. R. (2011). Social psychology (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. (ISBN: 9780495812401).