The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

PSYC2600

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

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.

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


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.


Content

PSYC2600 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


Assumed knowledge

PSYC2600Personality and Social PsychologyWho 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.

Forms part of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council's accredited sequence.FSCITFaculty of Science722School of Psychology1020005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan20195980Semester 2 - 2019CENTRALCSTOurimbah2019PSYC1010, PSYC1020, STAT1070PSYC2600 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 YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Recall and understand key knowledge about classic and contemporary theories and evidence in personality and social psychology.2Report research in the field of personality and social psychology in a clear and concise manner using a professional writing style.3Undertake a basic, critical analysis of theory and evidence in personality and social psychology. Report: Lab ReportFormal Examination: Exam (Multiple-choice)In Term Test: Class test Callaghan and OurimbahLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for6Weeks0Laboratory to be held Weeks 2, 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11.LectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0


Assessment items

Report: Lab Report

Formal Examination: Exam (Multiple-choice)

In Term Test: Class test


Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks

Laboratory to be held Weeks 2, 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term