Course

Social and Individual Psychology


Course code 73196

This course provides you with an introduction to the fields of psychology that consider how the individual operates and is part of different social contexts. The course emphasises the importance of recognising culture, including indigenous cultures and especially Māori culture, as a significant social context for understanding the meaning of human behaviour. Social and individual factors like personality, emotion, motivation, as well as social, cognitive and human development are key aspects influencing our behaviour within social contexts. The dynamic influence of others on behaviour are addressed through topics such as prejudice, interpersonal attraction, altruism, aggression, social influence and attitudes. How psychology approaches health, and mental health diagnosis and treatments are also introduced. This course complements 73195 General & Applied Psychology, which teaches the remaining introductory psychology topics.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 12 Feb 2019 to start 25 Feb 2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  • Exam details
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1, 11 Jun 2019
    Trimester 2, 14 Oct 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 & 2 2019 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Topics covered include

  • cross-cultural and indigenous psychologies: An Aotearoa / New Zealand perspective
  • motivation
  • emotion
  • personality
  • physical, cognitive and social development
  • health, stress and coping
  • psychological disorders
  • psychological treatments
  • attitudes and stereotypes
  • interpersonal relationships.

Entry test

If you have not successfully completed study at Level 5 or higher you need to pass an online entry test before enrolling in this course.

Assessment

60% internally assessed

40% exam

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Textbooks

There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.

Lecturer / Tutor