School of Psychology

Social Psychology (C8035)

Social Psychology

Module C8035

Module details for 2010/11.

12 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Library

Brown, R. (2000). 'Group Processes' (2nd edition). Oxford: Blackwell
Brown, R. (1995). 'Prejudice: Its Social Psychology'. Oxford: Blackwell
Hogg, M.A. & Vaughan, G.M. (2005). 'Social Psychology: An Introduction.' (4th edition). London: Prentice Hall.

Electronic journals available through PsycArticles and the Electronic Library.

Module Outline

This course will provide an overview of major theories, methods, research findings and debates in social psychology. You will cover key areas of social cognition, including attitudes and perceiving self and others; group processes, including social influence in groups; group membership and identity, prejudice and contact between groups.

Pre-Requisite

The pre-requisites for this course are:

Introductio to Social Psychology (2006 entry)
Individual and Group (2007on entry)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of key theories and empirical findings in social psychology.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of research reports.
3. Critically evaluate and report empirical research.

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework30.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Practical ReportSpring Week 6 100.00%
Unseen ExaminationSummer Term70.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring TermLECTURE1 hour222222222200
Spring TermSEMINAR1 hour000000101000
Spring TermPRACTICAL2 hours001010000000

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Karen Long

Convenor, Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/8689

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