PSYC200 Social Psychology

Updated: 07 August 2019
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
02 May 2019 04 May 2019 Non-Mandatory Trimester 3 does not have an Intensive School.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites PSYC102
Co-requisites PSYC101
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
  • Trimester 1 - Coordinator : Sue Watt (
  • Trimester 3 - Coordinator : To be advised
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, justification, conformity, attitudes and attitude change, group behaviour, prejudice, and applied social psychology. The unit builds on introductory psychology and includes an assignment that involves reading and interpreting published research papers in psychology.

Prescribed Material


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

Social Psychology, Global Edition

ISBN: 9781292186542
Aronson, E., Wilson, T. and Sommers, S., Pearson 9th ed. 2018

Note: Students can purchase either the hard copy of Social Psychology, Global Edition (ISBN: 9781292186542) or the eBook (ISBN: 9781292186573). T3, 2019 - MyPsychLab is not required.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 3, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
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. Online students can complete the practical sessions either at the intensive school or online.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-2

Compulsory Written Assignment 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 the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style.