2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PSYC1604 Social Psychology
10 creditsClass Size: 295
Module manager: Dr Russell Hutter
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
Pre-requisite qualificationsBSc Psychology or MPsyc, BSc Advanced Psychology or BA Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Thought programme, or BSs Psychology with Education entry requirements.
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThe weekly lectures in (60 minutes) will provide details of theory and research from established 'classic psychology' paradigms. This will be disseminated through an intensive 10 week lecture series. An essay writing tutorial will provide students with support and advice to prepare their first psychology essay. The learning experience will be enhanced with completion of Internet Based Learning Exercises (IBLEs) and supporting readings set each week with the exception of week 2 (Essay writing lecture). The internet based learning exercises will provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate the knowledge that they have acquired.
Objectives- This module aims to provide an overview of key concepts in social psychology.
- The module will be taught by a team of experts in the subject.
- Students will be introduced to a range of information within this discipline with particular emphasis on the research expertise of the module team.
-Students will be introduced to essay writing for psychology.
On completion of this module, students should be able to understand the basic theory, research findings and methods of investigation in social psychology
More specifically they should be able to:
- understand basic issues of theory
- understand the rationale behind social psychological research
- understand the main research findings from the established social psychological literature
- understand the research methodology adopted in the social psychological literature.
Students will have the opportunity to consider how theory and research are integrated within the field of social psychology, and how theory and research are applied to real world contexts.
The syllabus will include:
- Essay Writing
- Attribution Theory
- Person Perception
- Social Influence
- The Self
- Prosocial Behaviour
- Interpersonal Relations
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||87.00|
|Total Contact hours||13.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study10 x 5 hours reading for each lecture (except essay writing)
7 hours preparation for Internet Based Learning Exercise
10 hours preparation and completion of essay
20 hours preparation for exam
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents will be expected to complete online MCQs. A discussion board will also be set to encourage students to ask questions and discuss issues surrounding the module.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||class test||0.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||25.00|
Both assessment components (essay and exam) must be completed. However, to pass the module students only need attain a total of 40% overall (across both assessments).
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||0 hr 45 mins||75.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||75.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/04/2018
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