Personality and Social Psychology

Course code PSYC2600Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

Forms part of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council's accredited sequence.

Who am I? Why do I do what I do? Personality and social psychology offer contrasting but complementary answers to these questions. The course deals with issues in social psychology such as attitudes, the self, social influence, and group processes. Students also examine approaches to personality that have been influential in terms of theory, methodology and practical applications in clinical and occupational settings. Topics covered may include the trait, Freudian, Humanist, and social cognitive approaches to personality.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
ObjectivesOn the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Recall and understand key knowledge about classic and contemporary theories and evidence in personality and social psychology.
2. Report research in the field of personality and social psychology in a clear and concise manner using a professional writing style.
3. Undertake a basic, critical analysis of theory and evidence in personality and social psychology.
ContentPSYC2600 is made up of two strands. The first, social psychology, will examine issues such as attitudes, the self, social influence, intragroup processes, and intergroup behaviour.
The second strand will examine approaches to personality that have been influential in terms of theory, methodology and practical applications in clinical and occupational settings.
Topics covered will include the trait, Freudian, Behaviorist, Humanist, social cognitive, and biological approaches to personality.
The course forms part of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council's accredited sequence.

Related courses:
PSYC2500, PSYC3500, PSYC3600, PSYC3700
Replacing Course(s)PSYC2090
TransitionStudents who have completed PSYC2090 will not be required to complete PSYC2600.
Not to count with PSYC2090.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePSYC1010, PSYC1020, STAT1070
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsLab reports and/or essays on topics that are covered in the labs.
Examination: FormalAn end of semester exam will assess material that is covered in the lectures, labs, and required readings.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for PSYC2600