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Бакалавриат 2020/2021

Социальная психология

Статус: Курс по выбору (Журналистика)
Направление: 42.03.02. Журналистика
Когда читается: 2-й курс, 4 модуль
Формат изучения: с онлайн-курсом
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Each of us is dealt a different hand in life, but we all face similar questions when it comes to human behavior: What leads us to like one person and dislike another? How do conflicts and prejudices develop, and how can they be reduced? Can psychological research help protect the environment, and if so, how? This course offers a brief introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics such as decision making, persuasion, group behavior, personal attraction, and factors that promote health and well-being. Our focus will be on surprising, entertaining, and intriguing research findings that are easy to apply in daily life. The course will also draw from the websites of Social Psychology Network, the world's largest online community devoted to social psychology.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To know how do conflicts and prejudices develop, and how can they be reduced?
  • To know can psychological research help protect the environment, and if so, how?
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Has an understanding of social psychology.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • WEEK 1: Social Perceptions and Misperceptions
    This week's goals are to: (1) learn what social psychology is and why it's worth studying; (2) take a "snapshot" of your thinking at the start of the course; (3) see how perceptions of reality are psychologically constructed; and (4) witness the shocking speed at which social judgments are made.
  • WEEK 2: The Psychology of Self-Presentation and Persuasion
    This week's goals are to: (1) learn how people explain their behavior and the behavior of others; (2) explore the link between attitudes and behavior; (3) understand what cognitive dissonance is and why it matters; and (4) gain some practical tips from the science of persuasion and social influence.
  • WEEK 3: Obedience, Conformity, and Deindividuation
    This week's goals are to: (1) understand the psychological dynamics of obedience to authority; (2) review studies on group pressure and conformity; (3) learn about the dark side of deindividuation; and (4) consider ethical issues related to psychology research.
  • WEEK 4: Group Behavior: The Good, Bad, and Ugly
    This week's goals are to: (1) examine behavioral dynamics within and between groups; (2) see what happens when people fall prey to the Abilene Paradox; (3) read about social loafing, groupthink, and group polarization; and (4) learn effective ways to reduce prejudice and discrimination in daily life.
  • WEEK 5: Mid-Course Break
    his week offers a chance to catch up on any course material that you've missed. There are no required videos or readings, but for those of you whose week wouldn't be complete without a little social psychology, please enjoy the optional materials in Week 5!
  • WEEK 6: Helping, Hurting, and Peacemaking
    This week's goals are to: (1) look at the factors that influence whether people will help one another; (2) examine the roots of aggression, violence, and terrorism; (3) learn psychological techniques to promote peace and sustainable living; and (4) carry out a personal experiment in which you spend 24 hours living as compassionately as possible.
  • WEEK 7: A Happy End to the Course
    This week's goals are to: (1) consider whether empathy is a "magic bullet" for addressing social problems; (2) learn what the most important ingredients are for a happy life; (3) find out what researchers have discovered about romantic attraction and close relationships; and (4) hear about additional resources and organizations if you want to continue studying social psychology.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Assignment #1: The Random Assignment
  • non-blocking Assignment #2: What Social Impression Do You Make?
  • non-blocking Assignment #3: Post Some Questions or Comments
  • non-blocking Assignment #4: The Diet & Lifestyle Choices Interview
  • non-blocking Assignment #5: The Day of Compassion
  • non-blocking QUIZ
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.1 * Assignment #3: Post Some Questions or Comments + 0.1 * Assignment #4: The Diet & Lifestyle Choices Interview + 0.1 * Assignment #5: The Day of Compassion + 0.1 * Assignment #1: The Random Assignment + 0.1 * Assignment #2: What Social Impression Do You Make? + 0.5 * QUIZ
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Deaux, K., & Snyder, M. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. : Oxford University Press. 2018, https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190224837.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780190224837.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Advanced social psychology. The state of the science. (2010).Ed. by R. F. Baumeister, E. J. Finkel, Oxford University Press, Inc. NY.