Social Psychology

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social Psychology

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module provides a broad introduction to social psychology and the study of how individuals think, feel, and
    behave in a social context. Specific topics include an introduction to the nature of social existence (questioning the
    idea of reality and the meaning of death and dying) and social perception (including the self-concept; elements of
    social perception, and; stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination). Students will also learn about the impact of social
    influence (including conformity and obedience; attitudes and persuasion, and; group influence) and social
    relationships (attraction and close relationships; helping behaviour, and; aggression). As part of this module, students
    will also develop their academic essay-writing skills and exam-answering skills, and will be taught methods of using
    summative feedback to improve written work.
    Assessment: Essay (50%) ; Exam (50%).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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