Course level



Health & Behavioural Sciences


Psychology School




One Semester

Class contact

2 Contact hours


PSYC2020 or equivalent

Assessment methods

Quizzes and written assignments

Course coordinator

Dr Eric Vanman

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

This course is designed to give students a working knowledge of current findings in the emerging field of social neuroscience, the study of brain systems underlying social behaviour. Students will cover basic neuroanatomy and will review research on brain systems underlying face recognition, emotion recognition, attachment, theory of mind, sexual attraction, love and neuroeconomics. Through this process students will learn about a variety of neuroscience methods involving social psychology paradigm: lesion studies, patient research, single-cell recording, and neuroimaging.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile