autumn 2022
PSY-1005 Social psychology - 10 ECTS

Last changed 19.08.2022

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

The course is mandatory in the psychology bachelor program.The course can be taken as a singular course

Admission requirements

Local admission, application code 9199 - - singular course

There are no academic prerequisites to add this module in your Learning Agreement

Course content

Social psychology focuses on how individuals relate to each other and how social and cultural factors influence individuals. Central topics of this course are social behaviour (e.g., social influence, aggression, prosocial behaviour), social cognition (e.g., social perception, attitudes, attitude change, prejudice) and implications of behaviour and thinking for one's self-concept (e.g., self-knowledge and self-justification).

Objectives of the course

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • Define and describe key concepts within social psychology.
  • Explain how social factors (e.g., the presence of other people) affect individuals' thought, affect, and behavior.
  • Understand the methods of how social psychological research is conducted.

Language of instruction and examination


Both the exam and coursework assignment may be written in either english or norwegian.

Teaching methods

Teaching will mainly consist of lectures. Importantly, the course includes additional requirements to get permission to the exam (see Coursework requirements below).

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is available for inbound exchange students.


Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty:



Examination systems: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 4 Hours A–E, fail F
Coursework requirements – To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:
Essay Approved/ Not approved
Study Approved/ Not approved

Re-sit examination

If the students get the grade F, re-sit exam will be given the following semester.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: PSY-1005
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet