The purpose of this course is introduce students to the main academic topics,
issues, and research methods in social psychology.
The methodology of this course is to engage in a variety of
classic and contemporary applied social
psychology topics through lectures and readings, with extended exploration of
some specific social psychological issues in tutorials via group exercises, video
documentaries, and related discussion.
Lectures (13 x 2hrs) cover the social self, attributions, relationships,
groups, leadership, aggression, prejudice, social influence, intergroup
relations, attitudes, cross-cultural psychology, and environmental psychology.
Tutorials (10 x 2 hrs) engage students in icebreaker group activities, communication and
relationship skills, group problem-solving activities, discussion of genocide, prejudice, the Australian
zeitgeist, social constructionism, gender and society, and cross-cultural
Assessment consists of a final exam (short-answer & multiple choice), a final
exam, and student engagement and contribution in tutorials.