Social Psychology: Conceptual & Applied Issues

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social Psychology: Conceptual & Applied Issues

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PS101, PS102, PS104, PS105, PS201, PS202, PS203, PS204, PS205, PS206.

    Co-Requisites: PS301, PS302, PS303, PS397, PS315, PS316.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Module Objective: To explore advanced conceptual issues in social psychology and the application of social psychology to real-world problems.
    Module Content: Social psychology and the built environment. Social relationships and prosocial behaviour. Theories of intergroup conflict. The dynamics of large scale social problems such as population growth, pollution and war. Group processes and decision making in legal and political contexts. Social psychology in the courtroom. Creating social contexts for a happy and healthy society. Psychological views on how to create a social utopia.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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