National 5
Psychology: Social Psychology Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5

Learn to use psychological concepts, theories and evidence to explain human social behaviour.


Why take this course?

This Unit enables learners to use appropriate psychological concepts, theories and evidence to explain human social behaviour in a range of contexts.  The course covers two topics in psychology.  The mandatory topic is Conformity and the second topic is Prejudice (however this can change from year to year). Each topic will cover how behaviour is affected by being part of a social group 

The Unit is a good introduction to social psychology and you will explore a variety of topics relating to how people are influenced by groups.

This is a useful course if you wish to Psychology at Higher level.

What you will experience

By the end of this course, you will be able to explain topics relating to human social behaviour by:

  • Describing a topic in social psychology
  • Explaining relevant concepts and psychological research evidence that contributes to understanding of the topic
  • Using psychological knowledge to explain examples of ever day behaviour
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Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but all applicants should have an interest in the study of psychology. 

What you will need

All learning materials will be provided.

What you need to know

Next steps


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