Social Psychology (PSYC3017)


This unit continues the coverage of topics in Social Psychology begun in PSYC1001 and PSYC2013. The unit is divided into topic areas, where the emphasis is on evaluating theories and the relevant evidence. Topics areas include: antisocial behaviours, discrimination, the self, emotion, ostracism, and interpersonal attraction. Tutorials provide first-hand experience of research by involving students in a small group research project based on topics covered in the lectures. The tutorials also provide an opportunity to discuss issues pertaining to each step of the research process (e.g., ethical issues that underlie social psychological research, proper practice when collecting and handling data, how to communicate research findings in written and verbal form).

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Two 1 hour lectures and one 2 hour tutorial per week.


One 2 hour exam, one 2500 word research report, and tutorial presentation (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PSYC2013 or PSYC2113 and at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit of Study from PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2111, PSYC2012, PSYC2112, PSYC2014 and PSYC2114.

PSYC2012 or PSYC2112.



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.