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PY4201 - Social Psychology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject provides a historical and contemporary overview of social psychology, introducing students to the key theories and research methods used to explain and predict people's thoughts, feelings and actions in social situations. Students will examine key concepts such as social perception, social influence, and social relations and develop an understanding of individual, cultural and contextual differences in social cognition. The applied nature of social psychology is highlighted with reference to the key areas of health and wellbeing, human relations and sustainable development.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify the key issues and phenomena studied by social psychologists;
  • critically reflect upon the importance of social psychology theories and methods in light of historical and emerging global issues;
  • apply key theories of social psychology to address global challenge scenarios.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Media article - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: must attempt and submit all assessment tasks; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


Availabilities

JCU Online, External, Study Period 81
Census Date 21-Jan-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - 10 hours/week x 6 weeks online learning activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

JCU Online, External, Study Period 85
Census Date 09-Sep-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - 10 hours/week x 6 weeks online learning activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.