Social Psychology is the study of behaviour in groups or how others influence our thoughts, feelings and actions.
This module examines some of the major topic areas in Social Psychology, including: conformity, obedience and rebellion; aggression and helping; attitudes and attribution theory; relationship formation/dissolution and leadership and power. The module complements the study of Developmental Social Psychology which includes consideration of individual development, especially socialisation, attachment and identity.
Whilst examining the theory and research a constant theme will be to emphasise the practical and everyday applications of social psychology in the contexts of education and other organisations relevant to the experiences of children and those who work with them.
There will be the opportunity to explore how social psychologists generate knowledge through a practical project.