Topics in Social Psychology

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Topics in Social Psychology

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Recommended Prerequisite


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    Course Description
    This course provides in-depth training in specific areas of social psychology. The course is intended to build on PSYC2040 (Social and Organisational Psychology) by exploring content from that course in greater detail (eg stereotyping and prejudice) and also by addressing new topic areas in social psychology not covered in that course (eg self-regulation and mental control).
    Course Introduction
    This is an advanced level course in social psychology that assumes some knowledge of the research and methods of the discipline. The purpose of the course is to provide students with greater depth in selected topics in social psychology than is provided by survey courses in first and second year. The course will give students an understanding of research methods, techniques, and problems in several related areas of social psychology and will encourage students to think critically about the issues.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1. demonstrate your knowledge of key concepts that were presented during lecture
    2. evaluate and critique social psychological theory and research
    3. apply social psychological theories and methods to new problems you encounter
    4. write a paper in APA style exploring a social psychological problem
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours, 2 Tutorial hours

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