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SCY3400 - Social Psychology

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Naomi White


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit examines the social construction of social relationships and of emotions as constituent elements of face-to-face interactions. Students will examine conceptual and theoretical frameworks relevant to the social psychology of interpersonal relationships, the social construction of emotion and the interplay of self-definitions, emotions and situational factors in face-to-face relationships. How we attribute meaning to events, situations and our own and others' actions will also be considered.


Project (2500 words): 50%
Test (2 hours): 50%
Third-year students will be invited to show a greater degree of theoretical reflexiveness in their projects.

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour workshop) per week


First-year sequence in Sociology or permission