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Social Psychology (PGT Conv) PSYCH5033

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This module provides a broad-based understanding of classic and contemporary psychological theory and research principles in the Social Psychology.

Timetable

Weekly

Requirements of Entry

Standard University entry requirements for Post-graduate courses apply.

For MSc Psychological Science 2:1 honours degree in a science subject.

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Examination 100% (1 out of 3 questions).

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to provide a broad-based understanding of classic and contemporary psychological theory and research in the Social Psychology which will cover key research in social thinking, influence, and inter-group behaviour.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Critical awareness of current debate in key social psychological research, including contemporary cross-cultural research; social influence; minorities in social influence; groups and group behaviour; leadership; and inter-group relations. ·

■ Critically understand major models and theories within social psychology, including social identity theory, social comparison theory, self-perception theory. ·

■ Critically evaluate methodology and generalisability of classic and contemporary social psychological research. ·

■ Critically evaluate how social psychology can be applied to societal challenges such as discrimination, health behaviour or climate change

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.