FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY WITH RESEARCH METHODS - 2022/3
Module code: PSYM093
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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 7
JACs code: C880
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 101
Lecture Hours: 22
Seminar Hours: 5
Guided Learning: 11
Captured Content: 11
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Lectures (Indicative content)
- Recent History of Social Psychology.
- Developments in cognitive dissonance.
- Social memory.
- Language and language biases.
- Altruism and aggression.
- Modern Prejudice.
- Collective protest and social change.
- Political beliefs
- Cultural psychology.
- Future Directions in Social Psychology.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||CRITICAL ESSAY (2000 WORDS)||50|
|Examination Online||OPEN BOOK EXAM (4 Hours)||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the learning outcomes.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Critical evaluation essay to assess learning outcomes 1-5
- Exam to assess learning outcomes 1-4
Formative assessment and feedback
- Feedback on the essay
- Verbal feedback in tutorials and lectures
- To examine how the most influential ideas and studies in social psychology have inspired today's cutting-edge research
- To provide coverage of different theories and methods to study social phenomena
- To foster critical thinking in relation to social psychological research
- To ensure students can demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the discipline
|001||A familiarity with the thinking and writing of major social psychological theorists||KC|
|002||The capacity to explain how research questions form and change in social psychology||KC|
|003||The capacity to explain how social psychological research can inform practical matters of policy in a range of domains||KC|
|004||The ability to critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methodological approaches to social psychological problems||KCT|
|005||An understanding of the stages of the social psychological research process||KC|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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:
- Use of SurreyLearn discussion board
- Guided learning
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 (Conversion) MSc(CORE)||1||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% 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 2022/3 academic year.