PSYC213-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Introduction to Social Psychology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

Social Psychology is the scientific study of how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the real, imagined, or implied presence of others. This course provides a broad overview of topics in social psychology. The lectures will cover a range of topics illustrating the impact of social context on the individual by focusing on topics such as the self-concept, social perception, intergroup bias, attitudes and persuasion, social influence, group processes, close relationships, prosocial behaviour and aggression. The course also contains a laboratory component in which students work in small groups conducting social psychology research projects.

The first goal in this course is to have you broadly learn about social psychological theories and empirical evidence on the impact of social context on human behaviour. The second goal is to help you learn how theories are translated into research questions and tested empirically inside and outside the laboratory using varied methodologies; and how resulting findings help illuminate social phenomena in everyday life while sometimes helping in the creation of interventions. The final goal of the course is to help you think independently and develop your own research ideas that build on existing work. I hope that you will use this class as an opportunity to think critically, independently, and better understand the world we share.

Prerequisites

Restrictions

PSYC332

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 25 Feb
4 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 25 Feb
4 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 508
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 241
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Rehua 530
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Jane Soons 602
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
05 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Jane Soons 602
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
06 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
07 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Jane Soons 602
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
08 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 E13
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
09 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 240
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
10 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 James Logie 105
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
11 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
12 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
13 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Rehua 530
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
14 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Rehua 429
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Guest Lecturer

Scott Danielson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Weekly quizzes 9% Weekly quizzes
Lab Activities 20% Lab Activities
Research Proposal 25% Research Proposal
Mid-Semester Test 20% Mid-Semester Test
Final Exam 26% Final Exam

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Myers, David G , Twenge, Jean M; Social psychology ; 14th edition; McGraw-Hill Education, 2022.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $942.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

All PSYC213 Occurrences

  • PSYC213-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024
  • PSYC213-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)