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This study has an overview of how human behavior is influenced by other people and the social context that they are in. Students will be equipped with information on the factors influencing people's behavior, thought processes and emotions as social beings and the society they have created.

Programme Fee

Awarding Body: 

This programme is designed, delivered, assessed and awarded by SEGi University through the SEGiUniDigital Platform. 

Entry Requirements: 

Entry Requirements - No 
Age Experience - 23 Years Above 
Language Proficiency - Yes 
Numeracy Proficiency - No 
Pre-requisites - No

  1. Social Psychology: The Science of the Social Side of Life
    1. Social Psychology:  An Overview
    2. Social Psychology: Advances at the Boundaries 
    3. How Social Psychologists Answer The Questions They Ask:  
    4. Increased Knowledge Through Research 
    5. The Role of Theory in Social Psychology
  2. Social Cognition: How We Think About the Social World
    1. Heuristics:  How We Employ Simple Rules in Social Cognition
    2. Schemas:  Mental Frameworks for Organizing Social Information
    3. Automatic and Controlled  Processing in Social Thought  
    4. Potential Sources of Error in Social Cognition:  Why Total Rationality is Rarer Than You Think
    5. Affect and Cognition:  How Feelings Shape Thought and Thought Shapes Feelings
  3. Social Perception: Perceiving and Understanding Others
    1. Nonverbal Communication:  The Language of Expressions, Gazes, Gestures, and Scents 
    2. Attribution:  Understanding the Causes of Others' Behavior 
    3. Impression Formation and Impression Management:  Combining 
    4. Information About Others
  4. The Self: Answering the Question, “Who Am I?”
    1. Self-Presentation: Managing the Self in Different Social Contexts
    2. Self-Knowledge: Determining Who We Are
    3. Who Am I?: Personal versus Social Identity
    4. Self-Esteem: Attitudes toward Ourselves
  5. Attitudes: Evaluating and Responding to the Social World
    1. Attitude Formation: How Attitudes Develop
    2. When and Why Do Attitudes Influence Behavior?
    3. How Do Attitudes Guide Behavior?
    4. The Fine Art of Persuasion: How Attitudes are Changed
    5. Resisting Persuasion Attempts
    6. Cognitive Dissonance: What it is and How Do We Manage It?
  6. Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: The Causes, Effects, and Cures
    1. How Members of Different Groups Perceive Inequality
    2. The Nature and Origins of Stereotyping
    3. Prejudice: Feelings Toward Social Groups
    4. Discrimination:  Prejudice in Action
    5. Why Prejudice Is Not Inevitable: Techniques for Countering Its Effects
  7. Interpersonal Attraction and Close Relationships
    1. Internal Sources of Attraction: The Role of Needs and Emotions 
    2. External Sources of Attraction: The Effects of Proximity and Physical Beauty 
    3. Factors Based on Social Interaction: Similarity and Mutual Liking
    4. Close Relationships:  Foundations of Social Life
  8. Social Influence: Changing Others’ Behavior
    1. Conformity: Group Influence in Action
    2. Compliance:  To Ask—Sometimes—Is To Receive 
    3. Symbolic Social Influence:  How We Are Influenced by Others Even When They Are Not There 
    4. Obedience to Authority:  Would You Harm an Innocent Stranger If Ordered to Do So?
  9. Prosocial Behavior: Helping Others
    1. Why People Help: Motives for Prosocial Behavior
    2. Responding to an Emergency: Will Bystanders Help?
    3. Factors that Increase or Reduce the Tendency to Help  
    4. The Effects of Being Helped:  Why Underlying Motives Really Matter
    5. Final Thoughts:  Are Prosocial Behavior and Aggression Really Opposites?
  10. Groups and Individuals: The Consequences of Belonging
    1. Groups: When We Join…And When We Leave  
    2. Effects of the Presence of Others: From Task Performance to Behavior in Crowds
    3. Coordination in Groups: Cooperation or Conflict?
    4. Perceived Fairness in Groups: Its Nature and Effects 
    5. Decision Making by Groups: How It Occurs and the Pitfalls It Faces
    6. The Role of Leadership in Group Settings
  11. Current Issue in Social Psychology
    1. Some Basic Causes of Social Adversity—And Coping With Them
    2. Personal Happiness:  What It Is, and How to Attain It

Coursework - 60%
Exam - 40%

Credit Transfer: 

Upon successful completion of this Micro-credential certification in Social Psychology (BPSY), students will be able to transfer grades and credits into the following programme(s):

  1. Bachelor of  Psychology


Continuing Education: 

Upon successful completion of this Bachelor of  Psychology programme and meeting the necessary entry requirements, students will be able to progress into the following programme(s):

  1. Master of Psychology