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Socialpsychology: a psychological perspective 7.5 credits

Socialpsykologi: psykologiska perspektiv
First cycle, P0063A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 04 Oct 2012

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 2a/2b/2c, Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 (specifik entry A5). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics B, Social Studies A (specifik entry 5)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
After finishing the course the students should have achieved:  
•    an overall understanding for the social-psychological problem area from a psychological perspective
•    basic orientation for psychological social-psychological concepts and theories
•    be able to identify social psychological problems as behaviors towards others, feelings and thoughts about others as well as relationships that develop with others from a psychological perspective
•    ability to plan and execute tasks within give time frames
•    basic ability to apply methods to investigate a social psychological phenomenon
•    basic ability to give a written report and discuss the results of a study
•    demonstrate the ability to identify their need to develop competence in scientific writing

The course deals with theories and methods of importance with respect to the understanding of the human as a social being with emphasis on cognitions, intentions and behaviors. The course also trains the ability to carry out and report an experimental study that investigates a social psychological phenomenon.

Lectures, seminars and projekt work.

Written exam is based on course literature, lectures and any other provided study material. An approved written report requires a well-completed and well-described work that follows a scientific report structure, as instructed. In addition, a well-completed opposition to another assigned work is also required and own reflection.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration , not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Some parts of the course realization may be in English. 

Transition terms
Replaces P0043A for admitted fr.o.m H12

Lisa Öman Ekervhén

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Branscombe, N. Y. & Baron, R. A. (2017). Social Psychology, Global Edition (14th edition).
ISBN 13: 9781292159096

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Written examU G VG *5.00MandatoryA18
0003ReportU G#2.50MandatoryA18

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.