PSY1014 - Social Psychology I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Skriftlig 100/100 4 timer

Course content

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people's thinking, feeling and behaviour are influenced by other people. Major theoretical perspectives in social psychology cover the sociocultural, the evoutionary, social learning and the social cognitive, and these perspectives are used in describing and explaining social behaviour.

Learning outcome

The student has developed a basic overview of the central perspectives in social psychology including the sociocultural, the evolutionary, social learning theory, and social cognitive.
The student has obtained basic knowledge of spesific research fields including how we think about ourselves and the social world, attitudes and social influences, prejudice, discrimination and conflicts, interpersonal attraction, prosocial and aggressive behaviour.

The student is able to account for and to discuss how people's behaviour and cognitions can be explained from different perspectives in social psychology.

General competence:
The student has developed an understanding of (1) how to study people in social situations, and (2) how different social factors influence people's cognitions, emotions and behaviour.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures 2 hours per week, colloquium.
Some of the lectures might be given in english.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSY1004 7.5
PSYPRO4114 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2014

Language of instruction: Norwegian


Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences and Psychology
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Skriftlig 100/100 2013-12-19 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Skriftlig 100/100 2014-05-22 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
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