Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One x 2 hour Lecture per week plus one x 2 hour Laboratory/Tutorial per fortnight |
Total Time Commitment:
36 contact hours with an estimated 170 hours time commitment
No prerequsisites are required for this subject
No corequisites are required for this subject
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Prior coursework in the two Level 1 psychology subjects, Mind Brain and Behaviour 1 and Mind Brain and Behaviour 2 is recommended.
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
512223 Personality and Social Psychology 2
512228 Personality and Social Psychology
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards of Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit Website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Simon Laham
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Currently enrolled students:
- General information: https://ask.unimelb.edu.au
- Email: enquiries-STEM@unimelb.edu.au
- Further information: http://www.psych.unimelb.edu.au/study/subjects/personality-and-social-psychology
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This subject examines human individuality and relatedness, the core themes of personality and social psychology. Its focus is on how we are unique individuals but also connected to others. The personality section investigates the nature and structure of individual differences, how these differences are assessed, and how they can be explained psychologically and biologically. The social psychology section examines how individuals construct their sense of self and identity, how they perceive and evaluate other people, how they form relationships, and how their behaviour is influenced by their social groups and cultural context.
A quantitative methods component will be integrated into the lecture, tutorial, and assessment structure of this subject. The aim is to provide an understanding of, and practical experience with, the appropriate experimental design and statistical analysis techniques used to evaluate theories in Personality and Social Psychology.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed:
Written work of no more that 2000 words due mid-semester (40%)
An examination of no more than two hours (60%) to be completed at the end of semester during the specified University examination period.
Each piece of assessment must be completed (hurdle requirements). Attendance at 80% or more of the laboratory classes and a class presentation are hurdle requirements. In case of failure to meet either hurdle requirement, additional work will be required before a passing grade can be awarded.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
There are no prescribed texts
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students will be given appropriate opportunity and educational support to develop skills to:
Graduate Diploma in Psychology |
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Social Behaviour and the Person |
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