Foundations in Psychology: Social Psychology (C8502B)
15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)
Social Psychology will take students on a journey from looking at the psychology of the self to looking at the psychology of behaviour in groups and ultimately to leadership. The module will enable you to develop a critical approach to theories and empirical data and will give students the opportunity to conduct their own piece of research in the process. Topics covered include, among others, the psychology of interpersonal attraction, the psychology of persuasion and anti-social behaviour.
Assessment: 50/50 split exam/coursework
67%: Lecture (Online lecture)
60%: Coursework (Portfolio)
40%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. 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: