PYMPS2-Personality & Social Psychology 2 (M Level)

Module Provider: Psychology
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites: For MSc Speech & Language Therapy students only
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Emma Pape


Summary module description:

To familiarize students with theory and research on core topics in social psychology.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module the student will be able to:

  • Show knowledge of theory and research in social psychology, in the form of multiple-choice test answers and continuous online assessment assignments.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:
Topics in social psychology might include attitudes, social perception, stereotypes and categorization, group processes, inter-group relations, social influence, aggression and prosocial behaviour.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
(a) Lectures on social psychology.
(b) Online discussion forum following lectures.
(c) Recommended reading in social psychology.
(d) Online assessment of students' understanding of material covered in lectures, to provide feedback on level of understanding and help students prepare for the end-of-term test.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 18
Guided independent study 82
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Set exercise 30
Class test administered by School 70

Other information on summative assessment:
This module is assessed by coursework (30%) and an end-of-term multiple choice test (70%).
Coursework involves continuous online assessment of students' understanding of the material covered in lectures.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
A mark of 50% overall

Reassessment arrangements:
Reassessment is by re-examination in August/September

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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Last updated: 21 December 2016

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