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PS5033: THE SOCIAL MIND (2020-2021)

Last modified: 11 Aug 2020 12:10


Course Overview

The Social Mind details the psychological processes through people understand the self and others. Emphasis is placed a range of core topic in social cognition; including: stereotyping and prejudice, mind wandering, self-control, and mind perception.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Neil Macrae

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

  • One of MSc Psychological Studies or Msc Psychological Studies With Applied Developmental Psychology (Sept) or Msc Psychological Studies With Organisational Psychology (September) or Msc In Psychological Studies With Mental Health (September Start)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS5533 The Social Mind (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Covering material primarily from experimental social psychology, the Social Mind explores the processes through which people understand both the self and others. Consideration is given to a collection of core topics in social cognition, with emphasis placed on how laboratory research can potentially inform important societal issues. For example, the Social Mind details: (1) the dynamics of prejudice and stereotyping; the costs and benefits of mind-wandering (i.e., daydreaming); the efficacy of self-control; and the processes through which people attribute minds to both humans and inanimate objects.     


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyBe able to situate contemporary social psychological research in a broader intellectual context.
FactualEvaluateCritically evaluate research methods and experimental findings.
ProceduralAnalyseUnderstand the mechanisms underlying social-cognitive functioning.
FactualUnderstandGain a critical understanding of the social mind and how it operates in everyday life.

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