PSYC200 Social Psychology

Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for off campus students only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
05 April 2017 07 April 2017 Non-Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites PSYC102
Co-requisites PSYC101
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Sue Watt (sue.watt@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

Social psychology is the scientific investigation of how social contexts shape our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. This unit takes an evidence-based approach to social psychology, surveying a range of theories and the evidence for them. Topics covered include: social cognition, social perception, the self, conformity, attitudes and attitude change, interpersonal attraction, group processes, and prejudice. The unit builds on introductory psychology and includes an assignment that involves reporting and interpreting simple statistics.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Shrink Wrapped Package(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Valuepack: Social Psychology PNIE plus My PsychLab with eBook

ISBN: 9781486042654
Aronson, E., Wilson, T. and Akert, R., Pearson 8th ed. 2013

Note: Package includes: Social Psychology PNIE, 8th ed. (ISBN 9781292021164) and MyPsychLab with eBook (ISBN 9780205206513).

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On and Off Campus

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

ISBN: 9781433805615
American Psychological Association, APA 6th ed. 2010

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On and Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Mid-Trimester Quiz 15% 1000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Practical Component 10% 1000
Assessment Notes

ON Campus students can elect to complete the practical sessions either in-class or online. OFF Campus students can complete the practical sessions either at the intensive school or online.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-2

Compulsory Research Report 35% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in the topic area of social psychology;
  2. assess the evidence for a range of theories in social psychology;
  3. independently read and evaluate scientific articles in social psychology; and
  4. transmit your knowledge in written form using proper convention for an empirical report in psychology using the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style.