10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: PSY246, PSY269

PSY246, PSY269

Aims/Description: This module investigates the processes by which people direct their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in order to achieve desired outcomes. For example, how does a person regulate their thoughts in order to reduce prejudice, direct their actions in order to write a report, or remember to feed the cat? Contemporary social psychological theorising on self-regulation is central to many of the most challenging and exciting debates in psychology - for example, to what extent can people control their actions? This course will introduce students to these debates and, in so doing, provide both theoretical and practical insights into human nature.

Restrictions on availability: Psychology and HCSU02 students only

Staff Contact: Dr Thomas Webb
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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