Social Psychology (PGT Conv) PSYCH5033
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- 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
This module provides a broad-based understanding of classic and contemporary psychological theory and research principles in the Social Psychology.
Requirements of Entry
Standard University entry requirements for Post-graduate courses apply.
For MSc Psychological Science 2:1 honours degree in a science subject.
Assessment will involve a group presentation (4/5 students, 25%) and written assessment (2,500 words, 75%).
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:
■ Critically understand and have awareness of current issues in key social psychological research, including; appreciation of contemporary cross-cultural research; the role of minorities in social influence; the definition and categorisation of groups and group behaviour; critical appreciation of leadership; social influence and inter-group behaviour.
■ Critically evaluate major models and theories within social psychology, including social identity theory, social comparison theory, self-perception theory.
■ Summarise, criticise and discuss issues relating to classic and contemporary social psychological research.
■ Apply their specialist knowledge to real-world situations.
■ Analyse critically evidence where social psychology has helped solve an applied problem such as leadership education or prejudice.
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.