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The Individual in a Social Context (6 points)


Leader: TBA

Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: In this unit we investigate how the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of individuals are influenced by other people. The influence of others is considered in a range of topics including impression formation, schemas, stereotyping, casual attributions, attitudes and attitude change, obedience, conformity, minority influences, group processes and group decision making, predjudice, aggression, attraction, helping behaviours, and environmental effects. The range of empirical methods used to obtain data on these topics will be addressed and the efficacy and ethics of such methods discussed.

Assessment: Laboratory report (1500 words): 30% + Two laboratory-based assignments (equivalent to 500 words, 15 % each): 30% + Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (1-hour lecture and 1-hour laboratory)

Prerequisites: one of BHS1711, COG1111, GSC1111, GSC1711

Prohibitions: GSC2713, PSY2042

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