Social Psychology

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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About this unit

This online Social Psychology unit from Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology focuses on the main theoretical perspectives adopted by social psychologists.

At the successful completion of this unit, students will have the ability to think in theoretical terms and critically evaluate social psychological ideas and research findings.

You will also understand the importance of social and cultural influences on human behaviour, and be able to apply advanced statistical techniques to research questions.

Core learning outcomes include awareness of research ethics, particularly in the context of experimental design, as well as scientific writing skills.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following units:

  • Psychology 100
  • Psychology 101
  • Foundations of Statistics
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Multivariate Statistics

As well as one of the following units:

  • Cognition and Human Performance
  • Developmental Psychology

Areas of study

In this Social Psychology unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to social psychology and social psychological theory
  • Attitudes
  • Social cognition
  • Prejudice and discrimination
  • Self and identity
  • Attribution and social knowledge
  • Social psychology of health
  • Affiliation, attraction and love
  • Group behaviour
  • Social Influence
  • Pro-social behaviour and aggression
  • Social psychology and the law

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit provides essential skills in the field of psychology including public speaking, the ability to work in a team, and an understanding of yourself and others from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds. You will also be able to apply research methodologies to experiments used within social psychology.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Social Psychology from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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