Social and Organizational Psychology

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social and Organizational Psychology

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Psychobiology, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Recommended Prerequisite
    PSYC1020 or PSYC1030

  • 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
    How are your feelings and actions influenced by other people? This course explores how the social environment affects behaviour, thinking and attitudes of individuals and groups. Topics include love and hate, conformity and individuality, group processes, communication and psychology in the work environment.
    Course Introduction
    This course provides students with a solid understanding of theories and methods used to investigate questions in social and organisational psychology. Lectures provide an overview of theoretical frameworks and empirical research on various topics, including the self, intergroup relations, stereotyping and prejudice, work-groups, love and attraction, and attitudes. The tutorial component of the course offers interactive exercises and discussions that will supplement the topics covered in lecture. The tutorials will also guide students through the research process, from designing a study, to collecting and analysing data, to writing up a report. Overall, the course will equip students to go on to 3rd year advanced courses in social and organisational psychology.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • Identify the key terminology and concepts developed to systematically investigate social phenomena.
    • Compare and contrast various theoretical frameworks that have been proposed to account for a social phenomenon.
    • Evaluate the empirical evidence for various theoretical frameworks.
    • Design, plan, and conduct an experiment; collect the data; analyse and interpret the results.
    • Develop and write a standard research report, including introduction, method, results, and discussion.
    • Work effectively in small groups.
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours, 2 Tutorial hours

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