University of Technology Sydney

96641 Social Psychology

Requisite(s): 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10478 Bachelor of Psychology Bachelor of Criminology
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Social psychology is the scientific study of social interactions, and how cognitions, emotions, beliefs, and intentions are constructed within a social context. In this subject, students develop an understanding of how human life is profoundly shaped by our connections to others and to our context. Using psychological knowledge, students develop an understanding of how to take steps towards changing lives, contexts and communities for the better. As part of this learning, students critically reflect on and evaluate the influence of our social connections and context on our health and wellbeing. They also explore ways to prevent or resolve interpersonal and intercultural conflict and prejudice, as well as unjust, unethical, or inequitable outcomes.

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