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Social Psychology (P)


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: Dr Rashpal Dhensa-Kahlon
  • Assessment: an eight-minute presentation (50%) and 1500-word final essay (50%)

Module description

In this module we introduce you to social psychology focusing on humans as social animals.

Indicative syllabus

  • Attribution
  • Social influence
  • Leadership and decision making
  • Language and communication
  • Culture
  • Imitation
  • Attitudes and attitude change
  • Social cognition
  • Prejudice and discrimination

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • provide an overview of and critique the main psychological theories relevant to key issues in social psychology
  • offer valid examples of the ways in which concepts and theories in social psychology might inform our understanding of practical problems in the ‘real’ world
  • evaluate these theories with regard to ‘real world’ applications
  • outline and comment on the research methods particularly prevalent within social psychology, highlighting their strengths and limitations including reference to ethical issues where pertinent
  • reflect on the way in which cultural psychology might contribute to our understanding of topics within social psychology.