Introduction to Social Psychology

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Social Psychology

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • 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
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module introduces students to the themes of social psychology, a core branch of psychology. These themes
    are focused on the relationships between people, and the way their interaction is shaped by a broader social
    context. Thus social psychologists are interested in the personal, the interpersonal and the societal. The
    course is divided into four sections. The first looks at the individual (the self-concept, attitudes and
    non-verbal communication), the second at social influence (conformity, compliance, and persuasion), the
    third at social relations (attraction, altruism, aggression) and the fourth at group dynamics (productivity,
    prejudice, social identity and social categorization).

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 reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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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