Social Psychology

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social Psychology

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    To provide the student with an introduction to the study of social psychology, utilising a synthesis of the cognitive and social and individual and group influences that shape social behaviour. To present to the student, in a comprehensive and meaningful way, key influential social psychology studies alongside contemporary and cross-disciplinary developments that have impacted on many areas of life, including education, health, and counselling and clinical psychology.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the core concepts of social psychology
    2. Examine the relationship between attitudes and behaviour
    3. Critically reflect on explanations for prejudice and discrimination
    4. Identify and recall key theories and studies in conformity, compliance and obedience
    5. Apply theories of attraction and models of love to different types of relationships

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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.