Social Psychology: Theories and Methods

This module deals with contemporary social psychology. Topics include cognitive and learning perspectives in social psychology, quantitative methods in social psychology, attitudes and attitude change, attribution and social perception, altruism and aggression, sex roles, interpersonal attraction, social influence, leadership and power, intergroup relations, and cultural psychology. In discussing these topics, illustrations are given of how research programmes are conducted in social psychology.

Modular Credits: 5
Workload: 0-3-0-2-7.5
Prerequisite(s): Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 - PL3236), in which one must be PL3235, with a minimum CAP of 3.5 or be on the Honours track.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week