Course Title : Social Psychology
Code Course
Type
Regular
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Seminar
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Lab
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Credits ECTS
PSD 204-2 A 4 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description This course is designed as a complete course of study of theory and research in social psychology. The purpose of this course is to explain how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual presence, imagined, or implied other people. Topics to be studied are social cognition, social perception and processing of information, attitudes and beliefs, stereotypes and discrimination, social influences on group behavior, romantic relationships, aggressive behavior, help in the applied social psychology. This seminar provides a broad overview of social psychology, both classic and current. The field is far too broad for meaningful comprehensive coverage, so selected topics will be addressed in a two-tiered format. First, foundational material will address such basic topics as the processes of attitude change; social influences on conformity, compliance, and obedience; the self and the pursuit of self-esteem; person perception and attribution; stereotyping and prejudice; attraction and mate selection; and group influences on performance etc.
Objectives This course will introduce you to the concepts and ideas in the area of social psychology. Social Psychology aims to discover the different ways in which people interact with other individuals, groups, and the larger society as a whole, as well as why people act in certain ways. As with sociology course, social psychology looks at the inner workings of groups of people. However, social psychology focuses primarily on the single individual’s psychology as part of the group or society, rather than the culture or group interaction (though both of these areas have some relevance in social psychology).
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Introduction, what is social psychology
2Methods and theories of social psychology
3Being social
4Attraction
5Relationships
6Social groups
7Social impact
8Midterm Exam
9Attitudes and beliefs
10Cause attribute
11Social judgment, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
12Emotions
13Aggressive actions
14Altruism
15Applied social psychology, morality and health
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1To analyze romantic relations, aggressive behaviours, helping behaviours and to apply them in the social psychology
2To explain how our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are affected from actual or imaginary prezence
3To think about the way how social psychology researches may help in discovering the happenings that occur around
4To introduce you to the most influential social psychology experiments and explain the impact from the social perspective.
5To get into the content areas in which social psychological research is conducted.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms120
Quizzes110
Projects110
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
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Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 155
Midterms 11010
Final examination 11515
Other 000
Total Work Load 120
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4.8
ECTS 5

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