PSYPRO4414 - Applied Social Psychology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 A

Course content

Central to the course will be application and deepening of social psychological theory and knowledge relevant to psychological work. This may include how to establish and evaluate preventive and behavior modifying measures, how to work to improve communication, reduce prejudice, discrimination and social exclusion and how to study group processes. The course has three centrally used moments that are organized and started with a theoretical review: a) survey exercises, how to prepare, implement, analyze and report data collected by survey; b) how to prepare, implement and use focus group interview for data collection and evaluations; and c) How to write an article in psychology based on APA's guidelines. Exercises in the form of focus group interviews, survey methods and article writing will be integrated into the teaching. The teaching provides training in written and oral presentation of specified assignments. This includes a brief presentation of thoughts and planning of the article / written semester assignment, which constitutes the exam in the subject.

Learning outcome


  • The student has knowledge of how social psychological theory is applied in practice, how to work to reduce health risks, prejudices, discrimination and social exclusion.
  • The student has knowledge of how to study attitude change, group processes and assessment processes.
  • The student has knowledge of how to conduct data collections through focus groups and surveys, for example, to implement and evaluate preventive and behavioral modification measures to reduce health, prejudice, discrimination and social exclusion.


  • The student has practiced the use of social psychological knowledge to analyze concrete social situations and problems a psychologist can face in society.
  • The student has completed exercises in focus group interview and survey methods and knows how a survey is prepared, how data is collected, analyzed and reported.
  • The student has presented thoughts on the planning of theoretical article and trained to write a semester assignment as an APA-adapted article.

General competence:

  • The student has further developed his ability to reflect on how to use social psychological knowledge in work as a psychologist and trained on data collection and reporting moments.
  • The student has developed the methodological skills necessary to conduct and report data collections, as well as evaluate preventive measures.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminar, practical training and independent written work. Some lectures can be given in English. There is 80% compulsory attendance on ordinary lectures, 100% compulsory attendance on focus group interview and 80% compulsory attendance as well as submission of written report on survey methods. Evaluation is a semester assignment

Compulsory assignments

  • 100% attendance at focus group exercise
  • Written report and 80% atendance on survey exercise
  • 80% attendance at lectures
  • Individual presentation of planned article

Further on evaluation

Previously approved mandatory assignments are approved for repeat of exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Clinical Psychology Programme (CPSY)
Clinical Psychology Programme, 6 years (CPSY6)

Required previous knowledge

PSYPRO4114 - Social Psychology 1 or the equivalent. PSYPRO4317 - Statistics and Quantitative Research Methodology or the equivalent.

Course materials

See reading list.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSYPRO4030 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
PSYPRO4418 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
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