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Module

PSY2003 : Social Psychology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Trevor James
  • Lecturer: Dr Carla Chivers, Mrs Billie Moffat-Knox
  • Owning School: Psychology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To provide students with a wide knowledge and understanding of many key research areas of both traditional social psychology and more contemporary developments.



By the end of the module, students should have substantially greater insight into how the psychology of the individual contributes to the social world and how the social world contributes to the psychology of the individual.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students are introduced to some of the major theories, methods, and debates in social psychology. The module exposes students to both classic studies in social psychology, as well as more recently published work, in order to apply a social lens to understanding both the individual and broader societal concerns. Students will be asked to think critically about some of the ‘big’ issues in social psychology, e.g. understanding the self; how we influence others and how they influence us; relationships and attraction; prosocial behaviour; and stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. The module will also introduce students to the fundamentals of intergroup and intragroup processes.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable