Department of Counselling Psychology Course outline
Programme Master of Social Sciences in Psychology
Course Title Social Psychology
Course Code PSY505
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 1 hours Lecture; 1 hour Tutorial
Pre-requisite Course(s) N/A
Course Aims

This course introduces key social psychological theories and research relating to the societal context; their relevance to daily life; and how to acquire social psychological knowledge through scientific investigation. The course begins with a general introduction to social psychology and its methodology, and then proceeds to interesting psychological phenomena and application to the real world. The course will encourage a critical analysis of the controversial issues in social psychology. 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

At the completion of the course, it is anticipated that students will be able to:

1. identify the key features of social psychology

2.  apply social psychological theories and research to understand human interaction

3. evaluate key theoretical approaches to social psychology

4.  evaluate broad and controversial issues in social psychology, for example, the replication crisis and the effect of social media on emotional well-being

5. evaluate the quality of social psychological studies

6. identify the ethical issues, which arise from experiments in social psychology.



Assessment Tasks
5 %
Group Presentation
20 %
Group written report
35 %
40 %
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