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Semester 1

Social Psychology of Groups (PSYL10140)







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Visiting students must be studying Psychology as their degree major, and have completed at least 3 Psychology courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. There are limited spaces available for visiting students on 3rd/4th year Psychology courses, so please email the CAHSS Visiting Student Office to request your preferred courses and students cannot be guaranteed enrolment on ANY Psychology courses (unless you are nominated to study with us on a Psychology exchange programme, including a Psychology-specific Erasmus exchange). **Please note that all Psychology courses are very high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces.** Visiting students are advised to bear in mind that enrolment in specific courses can never be guaranteed, and you may need to be flexible in finding alternatives in case your preferred courses have no available space. These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces. **This course cannot be taken alongside Psychology 2A or 2B**

Course Summary

This course will examine fundamental and advanced topics in social psychology. Specifically, we will look at the topics of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination and how these manifest in the world today. We will also cover how these can be challenged and reduced. After covering these topics, we will examine in depth a range of specialist areas of social psychological research such as dehumanization, objectification, and the ways in which people think about animals.

Course Description

This course will focus on the role of social groups in the way people think, feel, and act. It will start by focusing on major theories (social cognitive theory, social identity theory) and how they relate to stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. It will then look at how we can challenge and reduce these social burdens. Following this broad introduction in the first half of the course, we will focus on a range of specific topics within social psychology. This is intended to introduce you to the cutting edge of research being conducted in these fields today. For example, we would cover dehumanization, objectification, and the ways in which people think about and interact with animals. The class will consist of a series of lectures and group discussions. Students will develop skills I understanding and critically evaluating social psychological research, they will also refine their ability to generate novel approaches to answering social psychological questions.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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