- Department: Sociology
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Darren Reed
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: C
- Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
- See module specification for other years: 2023-24
This module critically analyses the self in society by drawing on social, historical, and cultural context of behaviour. You will learn about approaches which have redefined contemporary social psychology and employ methodological approaches to the study of the relationship between the individual and society.
|Semester 2 2024-25
How can we understand ourselves and our interactions with others in the social world around us? This module introduces you to the distinctive insights of sociological approaches to social psychology to help make sense of the social world and human social conduct, and which challenges more traditional psychological social psychology. You will cultivate a critical understanding and analysis of the self in society drawing on social, historical, and cultural context of behaviour. You will learn about approaches which have redefined contemporary social psychology and start to make use of some methodological approaches to the study of the relationship between the individual and society.
Demonstrate an understanding of sociological psychological theory and methods
Apply sociological psychological approaches, methods and concepts to deal with and understand everyday events and occurrences
Position psychological phenomena within a wider social context and understanding of self in society
Identify and evaluate relevant literature to support empirical observations.
Communicate complex ideas effectively in oral and written formats.
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For formative work - Observational Exercise- students will receive written or verbal feedback on how to improve their skills in areas that will contribute towards their summative assessment. Both formative assessments provide practice for the summative tasks, which entail an observational exercise and are in line with MLO 1-5.
For summative work - Research Report - students will receive an overall mark and grading according to clearly defined criteria for assessing their knowledge, skills and abilities in line with MLO 1-5. They will also receive written feedback showing areas in which they have done well, and those areas in which they need to improve that will contribute to their progress.
Franzoi, S.L. (2009) Social psychology. London: McGraw-Hill.
Goffman, E. (1969). The presentation of self in everyday life. London: Allen Lane Hewitt, J.P. (2010) Self and society: A symbolic interactionist social psychology. London: Pearson.
Hollway, W., Lucey, H., & Phoenix, A. (2007) Social Psychology Matters. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Rohall, D.E. Milkie, M.A., and Lucas, J.W. (2011) Social psychology: Sociological perspectives. London: Pearson.