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Social Psychology


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 5
  • Convenor: Dr Rashpal Dhensa-Kahlon
  • Assessment: a 1500-word essay (50%) and one-hour multiple-choice examination (50%)

Module description

In this module we introduce you to key social psychological topics, concepts and research.

Indicative syllabus

  • Attribution and social explanation
  • Attitudes
  • Social cognition and thinking
  • Social influence
  • Applied psychology
  • Aggression
  • Prosocial behaviour
  • Self and identity
  • Prejudice and discrimination

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you should:

  • have some knowledge of the major areas of social psychology
  • be able to critically evaluate social psychological research
  • have some understanding of social psychological theory, concepts and applications.