AZA2495 - Social and community psychology - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

South Africa School of Social Science

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Maboe Mokgobi


Dr Maboe Mokgobi

Unit guides


South Africa

  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2019 (On-campus)


AZA1019 and AZA1020


AZA2015, AZA2455, AZA2490


PSY2042, SCY2400


The unit is a continuation of first year psychology topics in the field of social psychology. The main focus is on social schemas, social attribution, theories of attitude change, group psychology, aggression, interpersonal attraction and affiliation, sex roles, oppression, empowerment and diversity. The laboratory program complements the lecture series, and provides further training in research techniques, report writing, oral presentations and teamwork.


On completion of the unit, the students will be able to:

  1. Describe the key approaches, concepts and terms in social/community psychology.
  2. Discuss the role of social and community psychology both in the global and in the South African context.
  3. Relate the different levels and models of intervention used in community psychology.
  4. Value the historical forces that have shaped community psychology.
  5. Appraise some of the key studies and constructs in social/community psychology.


Within semester assessment: 50% + Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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