Psychology 2B

    Unit code: APP2014 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    APP2013 - Psychology 2A
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit of study focuses on personality and social psychology, and includes further training in research methods to build upon the knowledge and skills developed in APP2013 Psychology 2A. The aim of the personality and social psychology content is to present these topics in such a way as to illustrate their relevance to situations encountered in everyday life. Students will become familiar with some of the central conceptual frameworks and models developed by social psychologists to account for individual behaviour in social settings, and to explain how social phenomena are cognitively represented by the individual. The unit also focuses on contemporary personality theory and research, and introduces issues of personality assessment and measurement. Students are also introduced to more advanced statistical techniques than those covered in Psychology 2A, and these are presented in the context of research methods typically employed in personality and social psychology.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Identify and critique core concepts and models in social psychology and their relevance in everyday life;
    2. Review and appraise core personality theory and research and selected applications;
    3. Evaluate and appraise a variety of advanced quantitative methods; and
    4. Analyse and report on collected quantitative data.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 25%
    Personality discussion task (600 words)
    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 30%
    Tests x 2 (1hr each)
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 45%
    Social psychology research project (1300 word individual literature review, 15min group presentation of group research project slides)

    Required reading

    Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics
    Field, A. (2018).| SAGE Publications Ltd.
    SPSS survival manual
    Pallant, J. (2016).| Allen & Unwin

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