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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.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Apply||Be able to situate contemporary social psychological research in a broader intellectual context.|
|Factual||Evaluate||Critically evaluate research methods and experimental findings.|
|Procedural||Analyse||Understand the mechanisms underlying social-cognitive functioning.|
|Factual||Understand||Gain a critical understanding of the social mind and how it operates in everyday life.|