PSY1127 - Introduction to Social Psychology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

This is an introductory course in social psychology regarding how people`s thoughts, feelings and behavior is influenced by the actual or the imagined presence of other people. Major theoretical perspectives in social psychology cover the sociocultural, the evolutionary, social learning and the social cognitive. These perspectives are used in describing and explaining social behavior.

Learning outcome


The student has developed a basic overview of the central perspectives in social psychology including the sociocultural, the evolutionary, social learning and the social cognitive.• The student has obtained knowledge of specific research fields including how we think about ourselves and the social world, attitudes and social influences, cooperation and function in groups, prejudices, discrimination and conflicts, friendships and love, prosocial and aggressive behavior.


The student is able to account for and to discuss how social behavior 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 thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures 2 hours per week and studygroups.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Psychology (BPSY)
Psychology (ÅPSY)

Required previous knowledge


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSYK4127 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
PSY1004 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
PSY1014 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
PSY1124 4.0 AUTUMN 2022
PSY1504 4.0 AUTUMN 2022
PSYPRO4114 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
PSYK4124 3.5 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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