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Social Psychology 2 2017/2018

  • 5 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Continuous Assessment

Objectives

After completing the course , the student should be able to: (i ) understand and distinguish the main areas of study of social psychology, ie , its object of study ; ( Ii ) to know some of the main theories and research of social psychology in the various branches of the same ; ( Iii ) position to actively and critically against the major theories and research of social psychology ; ( Iv ) develop the ability to use ideas and information ; and ( v) develop critical capacity.

Recommended Prerequisites

Social Psychology 1

Teaching Metodology

1. Lectures ; 2. Group work dealing conducting an investigation. 3. Presentations / oral work defenses. All classes involve critical reflection components and debate on the topics taught .
This course , includes the following time points : completion of a work, and oral presentation to the class defense and realization of two mini -tests. Attendance will be considered .

Body of Work

Strategies of self-presentation
Interpersonal Attraction and love relationships
The social construction of emotions
Aggression and Altruism
Impression formation
Intergroup relations
Identity and group categorization
Theory of social exchange
Stereotypes , prejudice and discrimination between groups
Conflict and negotiation between groups
Decision making in groups
Applied Social Psychology : Gender, racism , violence , politics, culture , environment , consumer , justice, organizational / job.

Recommended Bibliography

Myers D.G., (2009). Exploring social psychology (6th Ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Neto, F. (2000). Psicologia Social. Lisboa: Universidade Aberta.
Vala, J. & Monteiro, M. B. (Eds.). (2013). Psicologia Social (9ª edição revista e actualizada). Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Hogg, Michael A., Vaughan, Graham M.(2008). Social psychology (5th Ed.) Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Complementary Bibliography

Hewstone, Miles, Stroebe, Wolfgang, & Jonas, Klaus (2008). Introduction to social psychology: an European perspective (4th Ed.) Malden: Blackwell.
Michener, H. A., Delamater, J. D., & Myers, D. J. (2005). Psicologia Social. Tradução E. Fittipaldi & S. S. M. Cuccio. São Paulo: Pioneira Thomson Learning.
Carvalho, Daniela (1986). Textos de Psicologia Social. Porto: Universidade Portucalense.

Weekly Planning

3rd week - strategies of self-presentation
4th week - Interpersonal Attraction and love relationships
5th week - the effects of the presence of other groups and disclaimer in large groups and
6th week - The social construction of emotions ;
7th week - Aggression and Altruism
8th week - mini -test.
9th week - impressions of training; Identity and group categorization ; Theory of social exchange
10th week - Stereotypes , prejudice and discrimination between groups
11th week - Conflict and negotiation between groups
12th week -Tomada decision in groups
13th week - mini -test
14th week - Applied Social Psychology : Gender, racism , violence,
15th week - Social Psychology Applied : politics, culture, environment , consumer , justice, organizational / job. Evaluation of classes and elapsed half . Evaluation of the course.

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

Since one of the main objectives of the course is that students know the main theories and research in the different branches of social psychology, are described in the syllabus fundamental branches of study in the field of social psychology. Along with the syllabus taught in the 1st semester in Social Psychology 1, syllabuses have the intention of covering the most relevant areas of social psychology, so that students develop an understanding of the main areas of study of social psychology, ie , its object of study. Additionally , through knowledge and analysis of studies in each of the branches , students tend to develop the ability to use ideas and information , and can ( and should ) position itself actively and critically against the major theories and research of social psychology, concurrently developing their critical capacity .

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

Through the expository methodologies intended to introduce students to the main areas of study of social psychology (which are , in essence, its object of study ), and within these , the main theories and investigations. The completion of theoretical and practical work involving conducting a study reinforce this learning. The oral presentation of these works , as well as the climate of debate and critical reflection on the taught subjects compete for the student to build active and critically a personal position on the main theories and research of social psychology , develop the ability to use ideas and information and their critical ability .

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYesYes
Analytical and synthetic skillsYesYes
Cultural awarenessYesYes
Foreign language proficiencyYesYes
IT and technology proficiencyYesYes
Problem Analysis and AssessmentYesYes
Research skillsYesYes
TeamworkYesYes
Understanding multiculturalism and valuing diversityYesYes
Written and verbal communications skillsYesYes
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