PSYPRO4414 - Applied Social Psychology


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

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 establishing and evaluating preventive and behaviour-modifying measures. Examples are how to understand and work to improve people's physical and mental health, reduce aggression and crime, improve students' school performance, work for a better environment, and promote the integration of people from other cultures. The course has two applied moments a) survey exercises, how to prepare a mapping study from the development of questionnaires to how to design a study to map psychological phenomena, and b) how to prepare, conduct and use focus group interviews for data collection and evaluations.

Learning outcome


  • The student has knowledge of how social psychology theory is applied in practice, how to work to reduce health risks, aggression and crime, and improve the environment, integration and pupils' school performance.
  • The student has knowledge of how to conduct focus group interviews and survey with a view to implementing and evaluating preventive and behaviour-modifying measures.


  • The student has practiced the use of social psychology knowledge to analyze concrete social situations and problems a psychologist may face in society.
  • The student has completed exercises in focus group interviews and survey methods and knows how a survey is prepared, and how data is collected.

General competence:

  • The student has further developed his ability to reflect on how to use social psychological knowledge in work as a psychologist.
  • 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. Evaluation is a semester assignment

Compulsory assignments

  • 100% attendance at focus group exercise
  • 80% atendance on survey exercise

Further on evaluation

Previously approved mandatory assignments are approved for repeat of exam.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

PSYPRO4114 - Social Psychology 1 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
PSYK4417 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


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
  • * 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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