To be able to identify the social needs of a person means you are able to assist them in the appropriate interaction with others.

In this course you will begin to understand why people may act differently around various groups of people they associate with and how this makes them feel comfortable in that particular environment.

As a natural trait, humans are social beings and like to interact regularly with others whether it is for building self-esteem, learning something new, or relying on someone else for company so they don’t feel alone.

If you are interested to find out more about why people exhibit the behaviour they do, the Social Psychology course is a great starting point.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Social cognition
  2. The Self
  3. Attribution and the perception of others
  4. Attitudes and how to change them
  5. Prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes
  6. Interpersonal attraction
  7. Helping behaviour
  8. Aggression
  9. Cultural influences
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • To determine how physical characteristics and non-verbal behaviour affect our formation of our impressions of others, and how that information is processed;
  • To understand the sociological perspective of the self and how we relate to others
  • To discuss attribution theory, the internal and external causes, and its role in self-perception and the perception of others
  • To understand the emergence of attitudes, changes in attitude, and the effect of attitudes upon behaviour and use as predictors of behaviour
  • To discuss the emergence of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination from the perspective of social psychology and attitudes
  • To understand the influence of physicality, similarity, familiarity and proximity on interpersonal relationships
  • To understand helping behaviour through the influences of conformity, compliance, obedience and diffusion of responsibility
  • To define social psychological theories of aggression and to apply those theories to real life events
  • To understand the nature of group behaviour and to demonstrate awareness of group cognition
  • To understand the effect of culture on behaviour of individuals and groups.