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PS5514: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

Social Psychologists explore the psychological factors that influence behaviour in social situations. As such, the aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the range of topics within experimental social psychology, with a defined focus on social cognition. Topics covered include: Stereotypes, social perception and action, self-control, consciousness, and mimicry.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr David Sutherland
  • Dr Paul Bishop

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • MSc Psychological Studies (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will follow key topics in Social Psychology
  1. Social Perception and Action
  2. Interpersonal co-ordination
  3. Embodiment
  4. Self-control
  5. Affective Forecasting
  6. Consciousness

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Psychological Studies

Contact Teaching Time

25 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown



Formative Assessment

!st Attempt: 1 two hour written examination (60%); One 2000 word essay (40%)

Resit: Students will resubmit any failed work or resit any failed examination. Each element's contribution will remain the same.



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