The unit has a dual task: first, to develop students' understanding of concepts encountered in the literature on group processes (the seminar group will discuss set readings). The second task is for students to analyse the group's own processes as they occur, giving students direct experience of issues discussed in the literature. Such topics as: membership of the group, leadership, power and authority, gender relations and roles usually emerge in the group.

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APP2013 - Psychology 2A

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Appraise group processes through experiential activities;  
  2. Analyse and reflect on own and others' roles within a group;  
  3. Investigate the relationship between group processes and interpersonal and intrapersonal processes; and  
  4. Critically review theory and reflect upon this theory in explicating group processes.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Reflective Journal (3 submissions) (1000 words) 30%
Presentation Seminar Presentation (30 minutes in pairs) 30%
Essay Theoretical Essay on Group Behaviour (1500 words) 40%

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