Undergraduate 

Psychology BSc/MA/MA(SocSci)

Social Psychology 3H PSYCH4036

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

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

Timetable

Weekly

Assessment

Examination 100% (2 out of 3 questions).

Main Assessment In: April/May

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

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

■ 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.

■ 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 special knowledge to real-world situations.

■ Analyse 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