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PS3034   Social Psychology

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with permission of the Psychology Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: Lectures: 9.00 am - 11.00 am Tue. 1-hour practical: one of Tue 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 (Module runs in weeks 1 - 5 only)

This module explores in depth key topics across the breadth of social psychological enquiry. A variety of research approaches will be examined in order to develop the scientific understanding and critical skills in this field. Approaches that will be covered include social cognition, social identity and the study of intergroup relations. In each case, the strengths and limitations of the approaches are explored, and theoretical knowledge will be linked to current events.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture and 1 x 1-hour laboratory class or seminar (Weeks 1 - 5)

Scheduled learning hours: 15

Guided independent study hours: 85

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr N Tausch
Module teaching staff: Dr N Tausch