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Social Psychology

  • Duration: Full semester
  • Spring semester , Exchange student
  • ECTS 10 ECTS
  • Application period Application deadline: 15 October

About the course

Social psychology concerns social thinking, influence, group processes and processes between people.

  • Social thinking: Beliefs and evaluations of self and others, of social situations, identity and attitudes.
  • Social influence: Conformity and obedience, persuasion and culture.
  • Group processes: Influence, social identity, intergroup relations, conflicts and prejudices.
  • Social relations: Aggression, helping and attraction



To view the curriculum for PSY1008 Social Psychology, please search here. Do notice that the curriculum might not be ready until a few weeks prior to the official semester start.

Would you like to apply?

The course is available only for students coming from our partner institutions. Contact the International Coordinator at your home institution to find out if you are eligible for exchange studies at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University). Please notice that applications can be submitted for one campus only.

Learning outcome

Knowledge (upon completion of the course, the student):

  • can reproduce and understand specialist terms and subject perspectives.
  • know central social psychological phenomena, processes and theories.
  • can evaluate different research methods and research results within social psychology.

Skills (upon completion of the course the student can):

  • Use theories within social psychology in order to understand and explain social phenomena and practical examples from reality.
  • Write an independent academic report utilizing terms, empirical data and theory from the required readings in order to shed light on a problem statement.
  • Collect, process and present data, and relate to relevant theory.
  • Evaluate and give feedback on each other’s term papers.

General competence:

  • The student have the basic knowledge about central traditions within social psychology and can discuss strengths and weaknesses as well as critical perspectives.
  • The student can communicate central subject matter in a written assignment.

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Free for exchange students