Social and Individual Psychology

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.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 2019 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. 

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
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    Exam dates
    2019
    Trimester 1, 11 Jun 2019
    Trimester 2, 14 Oct 2019
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    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.

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:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree
  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 2019 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. 

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  •  
    Exam dates
    2019
    Trimester 1, 11 Jun 2019
    Trimester 2, 14 Oct 2019
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying