SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY WITH RESEARCH METHODS 1 - 2021/2
Module code: PSY1019
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This module builds understanding of social psychology theory and research, highlighting the relationship between theory and research on a range of topics.
RUSSELL Pascale (Psychology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: C880
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- 1. Social nature
- 2. Social cognition
- 3. Social perception
- 4. Self-presentation
- 5. Attitude and behaviour change
- 6. Social influence
- 7. People in groups
- 8. Group decision making
- 9. Interpersonal attraction
- 10. Intergroup relations and Social Groups
- 11. Revision Session
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||6 PAGE RESEARCH REPORT||50|
|Examination||60 MINUTE MCQ EXAM||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
- Have a broad understanding of the thinking and writing of foundations in social psychology.
- Develop the capacity to explain how research questions form and change in social psychology and will be able to describe how fundamental social psychological thinking helps to explain social behaviour.
- Provide students the understanding of social psychology as an evidence-based discipline through the presentation of empirical studies and theoretical models. This course will be the first step for equipping you to specialize in social psychology and will show how theoretical developments and research questions evolve in social psychology.
Outcomes 1- 3 will be assessed by MCQ examination.
Outcomes 1-3 will be assessed by the research methods report
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- One 60 minute MCQ examination (50%) (in formal semester exam period)
- One 6 page research methods report (50%)
Formative assessment and feedback
- Written feedback on research methods report
- Verbal feedback in tutorials
- Practice MCQ and verbal feedback in lectures
- Build the foundational knowledge of Social Psychology theory and research. Participation in the lectures will expose students to a range of social psychology topics, and highlight the connections between real world problems, social psychology theory and empirical data
- Foster a critical evaluation of social psychological science
- Develop an understanding of the four core messages of social psychology; that behaviour is a product of the person and the situation; that the role of situational factors are systematically underestimated; that this underestimation is itself an effect of culture, and that social psychological research represents an advance on 'common sense' knowledge of the social world
|1||Have a broad understanding of the thinking and writing of foundations in social psychology. (K,C).||KC|
|2||Develop the capacity to explain how research questions form and change in social psychology and will be able to describe how fundamental social psychological thinking helps to explain social behaviour||KC|
|3||Provide students the understanding of social psychology as an evidence-based discipline through the presentation of empirical studies and theoretical models. This course will be the first step for equipping you to specialise in social psychology and will show how theoretical developments and research questions evolve in social psychology. (K,C,T)||KCT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 124
Lecture Hours: 22
Laboratory Hours: 4
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- Give students a broad understanding of theory and research in social psychology.
- Enable students to develop the capacity to explain how research questions form and change in social psychology.
- Enable students to be able to critically evaluate social psychology theory and research.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Lectures or 2hrs duration for 11 weeks
- Two tutorials of 2 hours duration
- Surrey Learn discussion board and other materials
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Psychology BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.