Social Psychology (C8035)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module will provide an overview of major theories, methods, research findings and debates in social psychology. Students will examine classic studies and current findings and evaluate published research reports. The first half of the module focuses on micro-social phenomena and examines key areas of social cognition, including attitudes and attributions, the cognitive construction of self and others as well as identity and self-esteem. The second half of the module will cover basic intergroup and intragroup processes, such as social influence, group membership and identity, prejudice and collective behaviour, and the psychology of culture.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 26 hours of contact time and about 124 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: