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

2018/9, Trimester 3, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 002
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:
LOs 1-4: Module content will be delivered through a lecture and tutorial programme. The first topic (covering LO4) will be covered largely by a member of Edinburgh Napier staff during a week-long visit to Hong Kong, after which a local tutor will lead the two-hour weekly lecture and one-hour weekly tutorial.

Tutor and student handbooks will provide the materials, reading references and exercises to be covered in the tutorials and will be sufficient to enable productive in-depth discussion to take place in the tutorials. In addition, local tutors will receive PowerPoint slides plus PowerPoint notes to facilitate delivery of the lecture and tutorial programme. Additional self-study materials will be provided to develop thorough understanding through analytical and critical thinking.

Formative Assessment:
The module will be formatively assessed through peer and tutor review of student-developed arguments and supporting evidence. Students will develop an argument in support of a given thesis in their independent study time and bring it to the tutorial, along with evidence that has been found to support the argument. Peers and tutors will then offer critical feedback. This process is designed to develop skills in looking for evidence to support arguments and to evaluate the cogency of arguments. The arguments developed may then be used in the coursework assignment with a degree of confidence given that they have already been critically appraised by peers and class tutor.

Summative Assessment:
2000 word coursework essay measuring LOs 1 and 4 (worth 60%)
10 minute group oral presentation measuring LOs 1, 2 and 3 (worth 40%)

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 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 40 1,2 & 3 13 HOURS= 0.10, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
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.

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