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Social Psychologists explore the psychological factors that influence individual behaviours within 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 within this lecture based course include: Stereotypes; social perception and action; self-control; consciousness and mimicry.
This course provides a scientific explanation for social phenomena, making it ideal for students with an interest in individual and group behaviour.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: One 90 minute written examination (75%), 750 word popular science article (20%), tutorial activities (5%).
Feedback on tutorial activities and on written assignments. Example exam questions in lectures.
Oral feedback on tutorial activities by the supervising tutor. Written feedback on written assignment within 3 weeks after assignment has been handed in.