Social Psychology (7125.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify key concepts in social psychology;
2. Critically engage with and analyse social-psychological theories to understand a range of human social behaviour;
3. Communicate social psychological theory and research; and
4. Apply social psychological theories in reflexive and culturally appropriate ways.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Studying social psychology particularly helps develop the general professional skills needed in working life. It also supports students' development as global citizens and lifelong learners.
Prerequisites4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour
4310 Psychology 102 OR 10444 Foundations of Psychology
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Lean O'Brien|
Required in hard copy OR e-book:
Vaughan, G. M., & Hogg, M. A. (2018). Social Psychology. (8th ed.). Melbourne, VIC: Pearson.
This book is available in the Library as an e-book and from The School Locker (online purchase, see link).
APA. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Burton, L. J. (2010). An interactive approach to writing essays and research reports in psychology (5th ed.). Milton, QLD. Wiley.
This book is available in the Library as an e-book and in hard copy.
Details of additional readings will be provided on the unit website in the Reading List.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please read the above information carefully regarding extensions and late penalties. In addition to the above, please note the following:
- To pass the unit students must: (i) complete each test, (ii) submit an essay and (iii) achieve a total grade of 50% or more overall.
- Students are expected to work on the assessment items throughout the teaching period. Early communication of problems is strongly advised. Students should assess early in the teaching period whether they have a reasonable likelihood of being able to complete the unit and should consider withdrawing by the census date, if required.
- Completed Assignment Extension forms should be emailed to the unit convener along with supporting documentation (please put "Extension request" in the subject line).
- The unit convener will consider your request, determine the length of the extension to be granted and email you advising whether your request is approved or declined. If approved, the new due date will also appear on your UCLearn (Canvas) site where your assignment is submitted.
- Assignments submitted after the due date, regardless of whether an extension was granted, will be returned at a later date than those submitted on time.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to attend all lectures and tutorials (or listen to recordings).
In addition, students are expected to attend at least one tutorial in real time.
The Reflection on Tutorial Experiences assessment item asks you to reflect on how selected topics covered in the unit relate to your experiences with group work in at least one of the tutorials provided in this unit. Therefore you have to attend at least one of the tutorials in real time, either online or face-to-face. You cannot complete the exercise just by listening to a recording. Attending one live tutorial is sufficient to complete the exercise, however attending more tutorials will give you more material to work with when you do this assessment item.
This assessment item is not compulsory to pass the unit, but it is worth 10% of your grade.
Required IT skills
To attend virtual tutorials online in real time, students need to enter the Virtual Room via the tab on Canvas, which uses the Blackboard Collaborate tool. Blackboard Collaborate provides a virtual classroom where you can communicate in real time with the lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset, however a standard headphone & microphone set will also suffice. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the LearnOnline Student Help and click on the link to Blackboard Collaborate.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made in lectures and on the unit website will be deemed to have been received by all students.