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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

Social Psychology

2020/2021
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
5
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course covers broad range of social psychology topics from both theoretical and applied perspective. The course would be focused on classical social psychology issues such us interpersonal perception and communication, cultural differences, interpersonal and intergroup influences. It would also include several notable applications of social psychology to such issues as judgment and decision making, health and illness and internet communications. The current state of art and emerging initiatives in modern social psychology, including open science movement would be discussed in details.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Ability to undertake research, including problem analysis, setting tasks and objectives, identification of the research object and subject, of research methods as well as assess the quality of the conducted research
  • Ability to analyze socially significant problems and processes with impartiality and scientific objectivity
  • Ability to solve problems in professional practice based on analysis and synthesis
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Explain specific theories of social psychology and use that theory to interpret and predict behavior in specific social situations
  • Apply social psychology theories to understand different social problems on group, organization and society level
  • Review and evaluate published works, their strengths and limitations at a basic level
  • Know and ready to use the effective communication strategies on interpersonal and group level
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to state of art of social psychology: definitions, study designs, reproducibility, open science initiative
  • Social psychology theories
  • Self and Self-Presentation
  • Social perception and cognition
  • Teamwork, effectiveness of group performance, leadership
  • Joint decision-making
  • Learning from others
  • Unconscious processes in social interaction
  • Prosocial behavior and altruism
  • Aggression
  • Interpersonal attraction and relationships
  • Interdisciplinary social psychological studies
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Seminar class participation assessment
  • non-blocking Project
    Students might choose one of two options: 1) participate in two projects from the options: research proposal, blog and learning diary. Overall project grade in this case is calculated as mean from two project grades. ; 2) participate in replication study.
  • non-blocking Final exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.4 * Final exam + 0.3 * Project + 0.3 * Seminar class participation assessment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • DeLamater, J. D., Collett, J. L., & Myers, D. J. (2014). Social Psychology (Vol. 8th ed). New York: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=828243

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Anderson, C., Tracy, J. L., & Cheng, J. T. (2014). The Psychology of Social Status. New York, NY: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=844497
  • Rață, G., & Runcan, P.-L. (2014). Applied Social Psychology. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=726113
  • Stroebe, W. (2011). Social Psychology and Health (Vol. 3rd ed). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=375112