Social Psychology 2 2017/2018
- 5 ECTS
- Taught in Portuguese
- Both continuous and final Assessment
- relevant skillset
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.
Social Psychology 1
1. Lectures ; 2. Group work consisting of a research project. 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 group work with oral presentation to the class, realization of one mini-tests, completion of an exam. Attendance will be considered.
Body of Work
1. Interpersonal relations
1.1. Self-presentation strategies
1.2. Interpersonal attraction and love relationships
1.3. The social construction of emotions
1.4. Aggression and Altruism
1.5. Impression formation
2. Intergroup relations
2.1 Identity and group categorization
2.2. Theory of social exchange
2.3. Stereotypes , prejudice and discrimination between groups
2.4. Conflict and negotiation between groups
2.5. Decision making in groups
3. Applied Social Psychology: Gender, racism, violence, politics, culture, environment, consumer, justice, organizational / job.
Gruman, J. A., Schneider, F. W., & Coutts, L. M. (Eds.). (2017). Applied social psychology: Understanding and addressing social and practical problems (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Hogg, M.A. & Vaughan, G. M.(2008). Social psychology (5th Ed.) Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall.
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.
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.
1st week - Curricular Unit presentation
2nd week - Self-presentation strategies
3rd week - Self-presentation strategies
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 - Social construction of emotions;
7th week - Aggression and Altruism
8th week - Test 1
9th week - Impression formation; 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 - Group decision making
13th week - Group decision making
14th week - Applied Social Psychology : Gender, racism , violence,
15th week - Social Psychology Applied : politics, culture, environment, consumer, justice, organizational / job. Evaluation of classes and the semester. 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 skill||improved?||assessed?|
|Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledge||Yes||Yes|
|Analytical and synthetic skills||Yes||Yes|
|Foreign language proficiency||Yes||Yes|
|IT and technology proficiency||Yes||Yes|
|Problem Analysis and Assessment||Yes||Yes|
|Understanding multiculturalism and valuing diversity||Yes||Yes|
|Written and verbal communications skills||Yes||Yes|