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Social Psychology

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

Social Psychology (PSY1008) is a 10 ECTS course in the spring semester on Bachelor level. A 4-hour digital school exam finalizes the course. The course is only open to exchange students from our partner institutions. 

To view possible course combinations, view "About the course".

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


Possible course combinations


It is not possible to combine the course with other courses.


Course schedule

The course schedule will be published after:

  • 01 December for the following spring semester


Course material

To view the course material for PSY1008 Social Psychology, please search here. Do notice that the overview might not be available until a few weeks before the official semester start.

Practical information


On-campus housing is eligible for students applying for a full semester/academic year.

General information on accommodation at Campus Lillehammer

You will learn this

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.

What does it cost?

Free for exchange students

Study start information

An Orientation Week is arranged in the first week of the spring semester. Most lectures are expected to begin the same week.

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.

Application procedure and documents

Any questions?