Social and Individual Psychology

73196

This online course will give you an introduction to the fields of psychology that consider how the individual operates and is part of different social contexts.

  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

It 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.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

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.

This course complements 73195 General & Applied Psychology, which teaches the remaining introductory psychology topics.

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.

Assessment

Assessment for this course is:

  • 60% internally assessed
  • 40% examination.

For more information about exams, including a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Assessment for this course includes an examination

Open Polytechnic will, subject to you meeting the entry requirements for this course/programme, enrol you in this course.

Your enrolment in the course means that you should expect to complete an in-person examination.

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Textbooks

No textbooks are needed for this course.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

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.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma
Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

Dec
2023
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Nov
  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying