Core Module Information
Module title: Social Psychology 2 [Hong Kong]

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: PSY09606
Module leader: Hilary Tait
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology

Associate Degree or equivalent, containing an element of psychology

Description of module content:

Some people believe that social psychology is just common sense. This module will help you to see that we behave in many ways that are not intuitive and will enable you to extend your knowledge and understanding of social psychology by looking at fascinating topics in the areas of social cognition, intergroup processes and close relationships. You will also develop several scholarly skills such as summary writing, advanced essay writing and critical reading.

Module content covers four main areas:
Social psychology’s history, scope, research methods and ethics.
Social cognition – attitude formation and change.
Intergroup processes – prejudice, discrimination, leadership and power.
Close relationships – attraction; models of love

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate social psychology studies with respect to research methods and ethics.
LO2: Critically evaluate attitude theories and the relationship between attitude and behaviour
LO3: Critically reflect on explanations for prejudice, discrimination, leadership and power.
LO4: Apply theories of attraction and models of love to different types of close relationship.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Hilary Tait
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be introduced to the module's topics through weekly two-hour face-to-face lectures and weekly one-hour tutorials. You will read a basic module textbook each week to consolidate this material and will then broaden your knowledge and deepen your understanding by engaging in the reading of journal papers related to each topic. As a result, you will develop the ability to evaluate social psychology studies (LO 1). The first topic (covering LO4) will be covered largely by a member of Edinburgh Napier staff during a week-long visit to you in Hong Kong, and you will demonstrate LOs 1 and 4 through successful completion of the first coursework essay (summative assessment component 1). Thereafter, your local tutor will lead the face-to-face classes each week (covering LOs 2 and 3), and successful completion of the multiple-choice examination (summative assessment component 2) will enable you to achieve these learning outcomes.

You will receive a student handbook for Social Psychology that will provide the lecture and tutorial syllabus, the reading programme and other necessary information.

Through Moodle, you will be provided with a number of documents providing help with academic persuasive essay writing, critical reading, and sitting multiple-chioce exams and it will be imperative that you study these materials carefully before embarking on your coursework assignments.

Formative Assessment:
During each tutorial, you will get the opportunity to discuss concepts, constructs, theories, models and research that you have learned about through the lectures and your own independent reading. Your ability to participate in these discussions, coupled with feedback from your tutor and peers, will provide valuable feedback to you about your developing knowledge and understanding (LOs 1-4).

Summative Assessment:
To achieve the learning outcomes for this module, you will complete one essay and take a one-hour multiple-choice exam.
Component 1: 2000 word coursework essay measuring LOs 1 and 4 (worth 60%) in Week 7.
Component 2: a one-hour multiple-choice exam covering LOs 1, 2, 3 (worth 40%) taken in Week 14-15.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Independent Learning Guided independent study 167
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 60 1 & 4 7 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1, 2 & 3 14/15 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
PSY09606 Social Psychology 2 (Hong Kong)