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.
Delivery type2019Trimester 2 2019
Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course.
Cost2019NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
Exam dates2019Trimester 1, 11 Jun 2019
Trimester 2, 14 Oct 2019
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
- physical, cognitive and social development
- health, stress and coping
- psychological disorders
- psychological treatments
- attitudes and stereotypes
- interpersonal relationships.
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.
60% internally assessed
For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
Lecturer / Tutor
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: