1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
2. COURSE CODE ABA4283
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF DR NURHAFIZAH MOHD SUKOR
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME Social psychology is a scientific field that seeks to understand the nature and causes of individual behaviour and thought in social situation.As a counseling student who will deal with various and complexity of human problem the need for basic understanding of human behaviour in social context is vital. The knowledge of social psychology will help the student to do group counseling better.
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 7 & Year 4
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT)

 

 

Face to face:

L T P/SCL
28 13 12

 

Non-Face to face:

O Preparation for final Final Exam
52 12 3

L=lecture ; T=Tutorial; P=Practical; O=Others

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

28+13+12+52+12+3=120
7. CREDIT VALUE 120/40= 3 (3 credit)
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES
  1. To explain how individual’s behavior, thought and feelings are influenced by others.
  2. To introduce the basic concepts and theories of social psychology
  3. To recognize prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behaviors that might exist in themselves and others.
  4. To identify appropriate applications of psychology in solving problems.
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

  1. Explain the basic concepts and theories in social psychology (LO1-C3)
  2. Prepare a written report and oral presentation  individually and in group related to the topic (LO5-C3)
  3. Apply the concepts learned in real life undertakings. (LO7-A3)
11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication skill
  • Leadership skill
  • Teamwork skill
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, practical exercise, viewing videos, group work, analyzing film and various textbooks. The use of examination and the application of family counseling techniques and theories through videotaping will be used to assess the students’ academic performance.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
13. SYNOPSIS The  course aim at introducing social psychology as the scientific field that seeks to understand the nature and causes of individual behaviour and thought in social situation.  The course contents covers various aspects of social psychology such as social cognition, social perception, attitudes, the prejudice, interpersonal attraction, close relationship, social influence and aggression.  The knowledge learned in this course will be helpful in understanding client in the social situation. Islamic perspective on social behaviour will also be integrated in the course.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lectures and tutorial (SCL)
15. Assessment methods and types
Component %
Continuous Assessment

  • Individual assignment
  • Group assignment
  • Individual Presentation
  • Quizzes
 

10

30

10

10

Final examination 40
Total 100
16.  

 

 

Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic

 

Topics FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY EXAM   TOTAL SLT
Lecture Tutorial Practical/SCL Assignment Library search Revision Cont. Assessment  Prep Final Exam FINAL EXAM
 

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

2  

1 1  

4
SOCIAL COGNITION 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
SOCIAL PERCEPTION 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 11
ATTITUDES 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 11
THE SELF 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
STEREOTYPE, PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION 4 2 1 2 1 2 1 13
INTERPERSONAL ATTRACTION 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 10
CLOSE RELATIONSHIP 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 9
SOCIAL  INFLUENCE 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 11
PRO SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR: 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 9
AGGRESSION 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 10
GROUP AND INDIVIDUALS 2 1 2 1 2 1 9
DEALING WITH ADVERSITY AND ACHIEVING A HAPPY LIFE 2 1 1  

4
Final Exam 3
Total 28 13 12 18 5 14 15 12 3 120
17 References Main references supporting the course:

  1. Baron, R.A. & Branscombe, N.R. (2014). Social psychology. 13th ed. Boston : Pearson

Additional references supporting the course:

  1. Kassin, S, Fein, S & Markus, H.R, (2010). Social Psychology. 7th Ed. Wadsworth Publishing.
  2. Myers, D.G. (2007). Social Psychology. McGraw Hill.
  3. Ma’rof Redzuan. Psikologi Sosial. (2001). Serdang, Malaysia: Universiti Putra Malaysia.
  4. Smith, E.R & Mackie, D.M. (2008). Social Psychology. 3rd ed. London: Press andRoutledge

 

Mapping of the course/module to the Programme Learning Outcomes

TOPIC Contact hours (week) Lesson Learning Outcome PLO KI Teaching & Learning Activities Assessment Tasks
TOPIC 1: Introduction to social psychology.

2

(WK1)

  1. Be able to define what is social psychology, recognize psychology as a scientific study and state the differences between psychologist, counselor and psychiatrist
  2. Be able to write their own understanding of social psychology.
LO1 C1 Each students reports verbally  the concept of social psychology Lecturer comments on the students view and advice for further reading
TOPIC 2: SOCIAL COGNITION: thinking about the social world.

2

(WK2)

  1. Be able to explain the concept of social cognition and the potential sources of error in social cognition
 

LO1

 

CTPS2

Each students need to find the article related to how we can reduce bias towards certain people, culture or society Lecturer comments the oral presentation and provides advice for improvement.
TOPIC 3: SOCIAL PERCEPTION : Nonverbal communication, Attribution and Impression formation and information management

2

(WK3)

  1. Be able to discuss how can we understand other people through the use of nonverbal communication, identify the causes of other behaviors and how to produce favorable first impression on others
  2. Collaborate with team members in related assessment task
LO5 TS3,

LS4

Group activity-Role play Lecturer comments the role play and provides advice for improvement.
TOPIC 4: ATTITUDES : Attitude formation, Social learning, Attitude functions

2

(WK4)

  1. Be able to discuss how does attitude been developed and how it influence behavior
  2. Collaborate with team members in related assessment task
LO5 TS3,

LS4

Role play

Group activity

Lecturer comments the role play and provides advice for improvement
TOPIC 5: THE SELF : Thinking about the self, self-esteem and social comparison

2

(WK5)

  1. Be able to describe the techniques use to present ourselves
  2. Collaborate with team members in related assessment task
LO7 CS2 Role play

Group activity

Lecturer comments the role play and provides advice for improvement
TOPIC 6:  STEREOTYPING, PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION : The nature and origins of stereotyping, prejudices and discrimination, Prejudice and discrimination, Why prejudice is not inevitable

4

(WK6 & WK7)

  1. Be able to identify the origins of prejudice and discrimination, compare the two concepts
  2. Collaborate with team members in related assessment task
  3. Apply the knowledge learned in the class to reduce the prejudices and discrimination
LO5

 

LO7

TS4

 

EM3

Role play

Group activity

Lecturer comments the role play and provides advice for improvement
TOPIC 7: INTERPERSONAL ATTRACTION :

Internal determinants of attraction, External determinants of attraction, Interactive determinants of attraction

2

(WK8)

  1. Be able to describe the reason why we attracted to other people
  2. Collaborate with team members in related assessment task
LO1 LL1 Role play

Group activity

Lecturer comments the role play and provides advice for improvement
TOPIC 8 : CLOSE RELATIONSHIP:

Interdependent relationship with families and friends versus loneliness, Romantic relationship and falling in love, Marriage.

2

(WK9)

  1. Be able to discuss the need of family, friends and others in our life
  2. Collaborate with team members in related assessment task
LO1 LL1 Search for the article related

Group activity

Lecturer comments on the oral presentation and provides advice for improvement
TOPIC 9: SOCIAL  INFLUENCE :Conformity, Compliance, Symbolic social influence and Obedience to authority.

2

(WK10)

  1. Be able to compare the concept of conformity and compliance
  2. Collaborate with team members in related assessment task
LO1 CTPS2 Role play

Group activity

Lecturer comments on the presentation provides advice for improvement
TOPIC 10 : PRO SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR: Responding to an emergency, Long term commitment to prosocial action and the effect of being helped, The basic motivation and engaging in prosocial acts

2

(WK11)

  1. Be able to discuss the reasons behind helping behavior
  2. Collaborate with team members in related assessment task
  3. Apply the knowledge learned in the class by showing the willingness to help other in needs
LO5

 

LO7

TS3

 

EM3

Observational study

Group activity

Lecturer comments on group presentation and provides advice for improvement
TOPIC 11 : AGGRESSION:

Theoretical perspective of aggression, Causes of human aggression, Aggression in long term relationships : bullying and workplace violence, The prevention and control of aggression

2

(WK12)

  1. Be able to discuss the nature, causes and control of aggression
  2. Collaborate with team members in related assessment task
LO1

 

LO5

CTPS2

 

TS2

Search for articles/ videos related

Group activity

Lecturer comments and provides advice for improvement
TOPIC 12 : GROUP AND INDIVIDUALS:

Groups : why we join, Effects of the pressure of others, Coordination of groups, Perceived fairness in groups, Decision making by groups

2

(WK13)

  1. Be able to discuss why we join or leave groups
  2. Collaborate with team members in related assessment task
LO5 TS2 Role play

Group activity

Lecturer comments the role play and provides advice for improvement
TOPIC 13 : DEALING WITH ADVERSITY AND ACHIEVING A HAPPY LIFE

2

(WK14)

  1. Be able to discuss the guides in dealing with adversity and achieving a happy life
  2. Collaborate with team members in related assessment task
LO5

 

TS2

 

Search for articles/ videos related

Group activity

Lecturer comments and provides advice for improvement