Course level





One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour



Recommended prerequisite

Course coordinator

Professor Matthew Hornsey

Assessment methods

Research proposal, mid-semester and final examination

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

Not Offered In 2015
In this course you will learn about the social psychology of how groups operate and how groups relate to each other. Topics include conformity and obedience, cult behaviour, brainwashing, the psychology of war, the struggle between individual and group will, prejudice, stereotyping, and conflict management. These topics will be discussed with reference to theory and empirical research, but also with an eye to the applied implications for promoting positive change and resolving real-world conflict.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile