Social psychology

Course Dates: 31/10/19 - 05/12/19
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Human-beings are inherently social and exist in complex interdependencies with each other. This has both psychological benefits and costs. How are we to understand these and other psychological dimensions of our social being?


What is the course about?

We will examine how social interaction and social identity combine to form our sense of social being and explore the psychological dimensions of our own social understanding through the key topics of Social Psychology.

What will we cover?

Given our overall question 'what is it to be social?', we will examine the following facets of Social Interaction:
Influence & Persuasion
Relationships & Groups
Pro & Anti-social behaviour
and the following facets of Social identity:
Social Cognition
Attitudes & Prejudice.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Explain, simply, some of the key facets of social interaction.
Discuss, simply, some of the ways in which our social identity is shaped.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No previous knowledge is required. Any backgrouund interest or experience in Psychology and related areas would be useful.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A combination of short presentations with slides & videos, group work, study activities such as questionnairres and thinking exercises, and class discussions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The course is based on the following text book (there is no requirement to buy this):
An Introduction to Social Psychology (6th Edition). 2015. Miles hewstone et al (eds.). BPS textbooks: Wiley.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Political psychology, Forensic psychology, More ways into Psychology and counselling courses at City Lit

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Very intresting and mind opening
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Course Code: PP100

Thu, eve, 31 Oct - 05 Dec '19

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £90.00

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