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Module code:PSYCGS01 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Understanding Individuals and Groups
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Eva Krumhuber
Organiser's location:26 Bedford Way
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Module outline:This module reviews the current state of knowledge regarding themes and core processes involved in the construction of social reality. It examines how individuals make sense of self, others, and groups. Core processes include attention, encoding, memory organization and retrieval of social information; social categorization; activation and application of social knowledge; hypothesis testing; automatic and controlled processes in social cognition. These basic processes will be discussed in the context of central themes in social cognition, such as person identification, mind perception, trait inferences, expression recognition, stereotyping, and prejudice. Current controversies and debates on the social thinker will be discussed.  
Module aims:To introduce students to the socio-cognitive components of individual and group construal 
Module objectives:Through the course, students are expected to develop knowledge and understanding of: - How the individual's cognitive make up constrains social judgment and behaviour - How the properties of the social environment, such as information samples, affect social judgments - How the social relations affect judgment and behaviour - Experimental designs in social cognition  
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Module assessment:Essay (3,000 words) 100.00% 
Notes:This is available to a limited number of students from MSc Cognitive and Decision Sciences and MSc Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology 
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Last updated:2014-07-18 14:06:16 by ucjtpho