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PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 24 September 2023


Pre-requisite: PSY1010


Social psychology is a branch of psychology dedicated to the study of how people think about, influence and relate to each other. This course introduces students to the scientific study of social behaviour and provides an understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives and research methods in social psychology. This understanding of human social behaviour must be considered by researchers and practitioners in all areas of psychology.

Social psychology is introduced as the study of social behaviour at multiple levels from individual processes through to community-level social phenomena. Basic concepts of social psychology are introduced (e.g., socialisation, self-esteem, altruism, aggression, attitudes, communication, interpersonal relationships, prejudice, group processes, cultural issues, leadership and social influence). Applied skills relevant to assessment and research relevant to this field of psychology are also covered (e.g., assessing different kinds of evidence and applying theory to social problems).

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 24 September 2023