Understanding Applied Social Psychology

This module will introduce you to the main perspectives and research methods within social psychology. It will pay particular attention to the application of social psychology to our understanding of social development (including social development in childhood; moral development; love, friendship and social relationships in adulthood); self-esteem and identity; group dynamics, interpersonal communication, social media and the impact of culture on the way social processes are conceptualised within society. The ‘real-world’ relevance of theories from social psychology will be discussed throughout.

15 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.