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Module code:PSYC3102 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Social Psychology
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Pranj Mehta
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Available for students in Year(s):3
Module prerequisites:Normally PSYC1202 Social Psychology. Non-Psychology students (including non-Psychology affiliates) must visit the link below to establish whether they can take this module. Students should have an appropriate background in the subject area and must complete the ‘Module Request Form’, failure to do so will result in rejection on Portico.”  
Module outline:The module addresses contemporary theorizing and research in social psychology with an emphasis on social cognition and self-regulation. Domains that will be addressed include: automatic and controlled processes in social cognition; stereotype activation and inhibition; mood and subjective experiences; socially situated cognition; asymmetric social relations of status and power; imitation and behaviour complementarity; self-control and goal pursuit.  
Module aims:The module focuses on current conceptual debate and methods in social psychology, building on the 1st year Social Psychology course. It deals with the understanding of how the social environment affects cognitive processes, judgment and behaviour. The course considers various levels of analysis, such as the self, interpersonal processes, and intergroup processes. 
Module objectives:- To provide students with an understanding of social determinants of judgment and behaviour; and the interplay between social processes and individual processes. - To familiarise students with basic methods used in social psychology. - To help students critically discuss research in social psychology, and establish connections between social phenomena and other areas of human functioning, such as basic cognition.  
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Module assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination 100.00% 
Taking this module as an option?:Not without pre-requisites and approval, see above 
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Last updated:2017-06-06 11:59:10 by ucjtjst