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PS 3520
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor N Macrae

Pre-requisite(s): PS 1009, PS 1509, PS 1010, PS 1510, PS 2015, PS2515, PS 2016, PS 2516.

Co-requisite(s): PS 3518 and PS 3519. (Joint Honours, PS 3518 only).

The course will commence with a brief conceptual overview of experimental social psychology. Consideration will then be given to a range of core topics in social cognition. The historical context of each topic will be covered prior to an analysis of contemporary theoretical and empirical research.

12 week course - 1 one-hour lecture per week and two one-hour tutorials during the course.

1st Attempt: One 90 minute written examination (75%), 750 word popular science article (20%), tutorial activities (5%).

Resit: One 90 minute written examination (75%), 750 word popular science article (20%), tutorial activities (5%).