Social Psychology and Group Behaviour - PSYC6600

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2023 to 2024
Autumn Term 6 15 (7.5) Hannah Zibell checkmark-circle


This module explores core areas of social psychology, concerning how our thoughts, feelings attitudes and behaviours are affected by the presence of other people and by our memberships of social groups. The module will introduce the methods, techniques in the study of social psychology and explore key findings and debates in the discipline.


Contact hours

Private Study: 128
Contact Hours: 22
Total: 150


Optional to the following courses:
• BSc (Hons) Social Sciences

Cannot be taken with PSYC6260 or PSYC6320

Also available as an elective module

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Seminar reading write-up 1500 words 20%
Essay 3000 words 80%

Reassessment methods
100% coursework

Indicative reading

The University is committed to ensuring that core reading materials are in accessible electronic format in line with the Kent Inclusive Practices.

The most up to date reading list for each module can be found on the university's reading list pages.

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate a systematic understanding of how self-perception, perception of others, behaviours and attitudes are influenced by social context and group membership
2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how core concepts, theories and findings in social psychology and group behaviour can be applied to contemporary problems and issues
3 Evaluate through written analysis and interpretation the applications of theories and findings in social psychology
4 Develop an appreciation of historical and conceptual issues in the study of social psychology.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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