Cognitive & Social Psychology

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cognitive & Social Psychology

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Co-Requisites: PS101, PS104, PS105

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Module Content: The cognitive approach. Perception, memory, thinking, reasoning and problem solving. Self and social identity. Group behaviour. Social cognition. Social conformity. Stereotyping, prejudice and attitudes. The formation of interpersonal affiliations.

    Module Objective: To introduce key concepts in cognitive and social psychology.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    -Provide a detailed overview of some of the key experiments in a specified area of cognitive psychology;
    -Compare and contrast different theoretical positions within cognitive psychology;
    -Identify and differentiate between prominent social psychological theories;
    -Provide detailed examples of key social psychological experiments.

    Teaching & Learning methods:
    Lectures, tutorials, planned learning activities, independent study

    Continuous Assessment: 20%
    University scheduled written examination: 80%

    PS101, PS104, PS105

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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