SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY WITH RESEARCH METHODS 2 - 2021/2
Module code: PSY2016
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This course is intended to cover the core BPS curriculum in social psychology and as such is a broad coverage module dealing with a range of topics in the sub-discipline.
FASOLI Fabio (Psychology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: C880
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Lectures (indicative content)
1.Recent history of social psychology.
2:Developments in cognitive dissonance.
5.Language and language biases.
6. Altruism and aggression.
9.Collective protest and social change.
11.Future Directions in Social Psychology and Exam Preparation.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||CRITICAL EVALUATION ESSAY (4 PAGES)||25|
|Examination||EXAM (90 MINUTES) consisting of one essay question and 30 MCQ items||75|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the learning outcomes.
Outcomes 1-4 will be assessed by an unseen examination consisting of one essay and 30 MCQ items.
Outcomes 2, 4 and 5 will be assessed by the critical evaluation essay
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
· One 90 minute unseen examination (75%) (in formal semester exam period)
· One 4-page critical evaluation essay (25%)
Formative assessment and feedback
- Feedback on their research methods essay
- Verbal feedback in tutorials
- Verbal feedback in lectures
- This module aims to give students experience of the breadth of social psychological theory and research that is covered as part of the BPS curriculum in psychology in a more in-depth and advanced way than Social Psychology with Research Methods 1. In this course, we will examine how the most influential ideas and studies in social psychology have been re-interpreted over time, providing a historical explanation of the ideas that inspire today's cutting-edge research.
- That behaviour is a product of the person and the situation
- That the roles of situational factors are systematically underestimated
- That this underestimation is itself an effect of culture
- That social psychological research represents an advance on “common sense” knowledge of the social world
|003||An enhanced social psychological literacy (including relevant methodological and statistical literacy)||KCP|
|004||A capacity to explain how research questions form and change in social psychology||KCP|
|005||A capacity to explain how social psychological research can inform practical matters of policy in a range of domains||KCPT|
|006||An ability to critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methodological approaches to social psychological problems||CPT|
|002||Greater first-hand familiarity with the thinking and writing of major social psychological theorists||KC|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 124
Lecture Hours: 22
Tutorial Hours: 4
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- Give students first-hand familiarity with the thinking and writing of foundational social psychologists,
- Give them an enhanced literacy (including methodological and statistical literacy) of the current research in the field.
- Develop the capacity to explain and to narrate how research questions form and change in social psychology
- Develop a critical understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of the major research methods used in psychology
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Lectures of 2hrs duration for 11 weeks
- Two tutorials of 2 hours duration
- Use of Surrey Learn discussion board facility
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)(CORE)||1||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
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