Applications of Social Psychology (921C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

The core objective of the module is to introduce you to contemporary theorising in social psychology that has the potential to address some of today's most pressing social issues. The module will consist of two parts: (1) Group and Intergroup Processes in Society, and (2) Changing Behaviour in Society.

In the first, you will learn about some key theoretical developments in group and intergroup processes and consider their practical implications for contemporary social issues, such as immigration, intergroup conflict, and social change. In the second, the topic of how behaviour can change and is changing is the focus, with a number of issues in health psychology being considered, such as using (and abusing) alcohol, sexual relationships, and social media.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: