Introductory Individual and Social Psychology

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introductory Individual and Social Psychology

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Psychology, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course provides an introductory-level overview of several fields within psychology. It focuses on developmental and social processes and their relationships to individual differences in behaviour, and provides a broad introduction to the areas of developmental, personality, abnormal and social psychology.

    Course Aims
    Introductory Individual and Social Psychology (1002PSY) aims to develop in students a critical
    understanding of several major fields of contemporary psychology including developmental, abnormal,
    health and social psychology. Students completing this course will acquire conceptual, analytic and
    problem-solving skills relevant to these fields of psychology, as well as generic competencies in research,
    communication and data interpretation.

    1002PSY is one of two introductory psychology courses. It complements the companion first-year course,
    1001PSY Introductory Cognitive and Biological Psychology, and provides the foundation for later, more
    specialized psychology courses.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of key themes, theory and research in individual and social psychology;
    2 Critically evaluate the evidence upon which the theories of individual and social psychology are based
    3 Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to carry out simple psychological research using human participants, and;
    4 Demonstrate information literacy skills (i.e., written communication, literature search and review skills) required to examine and communicate psychological research.

    Assessment Plan
    Test or quiz - Mid-semester Exam 20%/20
    Assignment - Laboratory/Laboratory Report - Research Report 30%/30
    Log of Learning Activities - Research Participation 5%/5
    Exam - selected and constructed responses - Final Exam 45%/45

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.