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Understanding Applied Social Psychology


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Our Understanding Applied Social Psychology short course will introduce you to the main perspectives and research methods within social psychology. We 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.

We discuss the ‘real-world’ relevance of theories from social psychology throughout.

Assessment is via a 1500-word essay (50%) and one-hour in-class timed assessment (50%).

There may be multiple instances of the class starting on the same date and at the same time. This allows us to offer additional places and you can enrol on any that have availability.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

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.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. 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 register 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.