Course level



Health & Behavioural Sciences


Psychology School




One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours



Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Two assignments, final exam and participation in practicals

Course coordinator

A/Prof Winnifred Louis

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 explores the concept of attitudes, the relationship between attitudes and behaviour, and the processes of attitude change. In addition, central topics in the study of social cognition, including social categories and schemas, self-schemas, and affect and social cognition will be covered. The practicals involve the design and implementation of individual projects on attitude-behaviour relations. A focus of the course is to understand how our social environment changes our thoughts, feelings and actions without our conscious awareness.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile