- 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
- 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 basic principles of social psychological interventions development on the group and community levels
- Know and ready to use the effective communication strategies on interpersonal and group level
- Explain specific theories of social psychology and use that theory to interpret and predict behavior in specific social situations
- IntroductionCourse overview; Key Definitions; Social psychology applications: social-psychological interventions;
- Overview of selected classical theories and classical studiesSeminars 2. Selected social psychological theories: · Social cognitive theory; Social exchange theory; Cognitive dissonance theory; Attribution theory; Social identity theory Seminar 3. Selected social psychological studies: · Stanford prison experiment and its replications; Milgram obedience experiment and its replications
- Social influenceSeminar 7 Social influence in the real life: persuasion, normative influence; Identity signaling, social comparison.
- Self and self-presentationSeminar 4: Self; self-concept; self-esteem; Self-presentation strategies
- Social perception and cognitionSeminar 5: Social perception and social cognition
- Groups and group performanceSeminar 6: Group structure. Leadership. Social inhibition. Social facilitation.
- Interpersonal and intergroup relationshipsSeminars 8-9. Aggression: definition and types of aggressive behavior. The nature of aggression: theoretical perspectives on aggression and its criticism. Frustration-aggression hypothesis. Aggression as a learned behavior. Determinants of relationship formation. Mere exposure effect. Matching hypothesis. The dynamics of personal relationships. Affiliation, attraction, and close relationships. Homophily. Prosocial behavior: altruism theories, bystander intervention decision model
- Social psychology from theory to intervention: applied casesSeminars 10-12. Social psychological interventions development and evaluation. Interventions focused on aggressive behavior, prosocial behavior, group efficacy, inter and intragroup communication etc. Group projects presentations discussion
- Seminar participationSeminar class absence and retakes ● Students are responsible for notifying the teacher of their absence due to an extenuating circumstance or illness prior to the missed class (by email or in person). ● Classes missed due to illness or an extenuating circumstance are excluded from the calculation of accumulated grade. ● Students who missed more than 6 seminar hours due to illness or an extenuating circumstance have to provide home assignments for missed seminars in a written form not later than 2 weeks before the final examination. ● Assignments, requirements and recommendations are provided individually by email upon request from the student.
- Project WorkStudents who missed more than 1 month due to the illness or an extenuating circumstance and couldn’t participate in the group projects could be assigned another form of the project – a learning diary.
- Exam test
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.3 * Exam test + 0.3 * Project Work + 0.4 * Seminar participation
- DeLamater, J. D., & Collett, J. L. (2019). Social Psychology (Vol. Ninth edition). New York, NY: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1753380
- Ward, A., & DeLamater, J. D. (2013). Handbook of Social Psychology (Vol. Second edition). New York: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1074048