Week 1 - Module Introduction & Social Psychology

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Dr Caroline Wesson Lectures Semester 1 - Wednesday 11-1 - MX004 Semester 2 - Wednesday 11-1 - MC001 Module Leader: Dr Caroline Wesson (Caroline.wesson@wlv.ac.uk) Overview - Aims to provide information of contributions made by different traditions to social psychology, developmental psychology and individual differences. - Examination of underlying philosophies, dicussion of general issues, etc. - Module guide available on WOLF. Timetable Weeks 1-8 - Social Psychology. 23.9.09 - 11.11.09 Weeks 9-16 - Developmental Psychology. 18.11.09 - Christmas break. Week 13 - 16 Assessment Examination (34%) - Social Psychology - During January Exam weeks Coursework (33%) - Developmental Psychology - 12.03.10 Class Test (33%) - Individual Differences - 28.04.10 *Workshops in February for coursework* (Re)Introducing Social Psychology What is Social Psychology? Social Psychology is the study of "how the thoughts, feelings and behaviour of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined or implied presence of others" (Allport, 1968, p.3). "The Crisis" in Social Psychology - Overly reductionist - too experimental - Overly positivist - reliance on studies The Solutions - Social cognition - Critical social psychology.
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Level 1 Topics - Social inference - Social influence
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