BEHV 1027 The Individual in Society (UG Cert)

Credit Points 10

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Description This subject introduces the main theoretical perspectives for understanding the “individual in society”, including humanistic, biological, cognitive, behavioural and socio-cultural explanations of individual behaviour. These perspectives are further understood through application of the “levels of analysis” framework. The content then moves on to social psychology and covers topics such as self and identity, attitudes and attitude change, conformity and obedience, prejudice and discrimination, aggression, pro-social behaviour, and attraction and close relationships. Students explore the relevance of these topics to everyday life and contemporary issues.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Behavioural Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects BEHV 1021 - The Individual in Society
BEHV 1023 - The Individual in Society (WSTC)

Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in Course 7170 – Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling and Mental Health.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this subject, students will be able to

  1. Identify the major perspectives in psychology and key social psychological theories and concepts.
  2. Summarise levels of analysis and selected social psychological theories and concepts.
  3. Apply key theories and concepts to everyday life and contemporary issues.

Subject Content

  1. Major perspectives in psychology
  2. Levels of analysis framework
  3. Self and identity
  4. Attitudes and attitude change
  5. Prejudice and discrimination and inter-group behaviour
  6. Social influence
  7. Aggression and pro-social behaviour
  8. Attraction and close relationships
  9. Language, communication and culture

Online Learning Requirements

Students will require a computer with a reliable internet connection, webcam and microphone in order to access learning activities and resources in the unit vUWS site

Prescribed Texts

Griffin, T. (Ed.). (2016). The individual in society (3rd ed.). North Ryde: McGraw-Hill.
 https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wsudt/detail.action?docID=4770233

Note that this is a free e-textbook for students enrolled in The Individual in Society.
The link takes you to the Library repository for this e-textbook.

Teaching Periods

Block C Session

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Block E Session

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