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Магистратура 2021/2022

Социальная психология

Лучший по критерию «Полезность курса для расширения кругозора и разностороннего развития»
Статус: Курс адаптационный (Прикладная социальная психология)
Направление: 37.04.01. Психология
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 1 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Охват аудитории: для своего кампуса
Прогр. обучения: Прикладная социальная психология
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The introductory course "Social Psychology", is read for the first-year students of the master's program "Applied Social Psychology", involves acquainting students without basic psychological education with the basic concepts, phenomena, theories and experiments of social psychology.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Developing a conception of the main subject areas of social psychology, the specifics and characteristics of socio-psychological knowledge;
  • Assimilation of knowledge about mechanisms of thinking and behavior of people in social groups; various forms of interaction of individuals with each other and with society;
  • Formation of skills of socio-psychological analysis of various situations, effects and phenomena;
  • Formation of skills in the organization of interpersonal and group interaction
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Understands and defines a small group, its structure, goals and objectives, features of formation and influence on other psychological processes; Understands and defines the basic mechanisms and types of leadership; Understands and defines the main features of decision-making in a group; Understands and identifies group effects.
  • Understands and defines the main mechanisms and factors of ideas formation about other people and events; Understands and defines the main mechanisms and factors of the formation of attributive judgments; Understands and defines the main elements of conflict interaction, types of conflict, stages and factors influencing its course; Understands and identifies major social dilemmas and their characteristics
  • Understands and defines the main mechanisms and factors of the formation of attitudes and ideas about the world; Understands and defines the mechanisms and factors of the influence of attitudes on human behavior; Understands and defines the main features of the self-concept: structure, features and mechanisms of formation and influence on other processes; Understands and defines the features of socialization, the role of family and media institutions.
  • Understands and defines the main types of spontaneous groups and factors affecting this behavior; Understands and determines stages and features of the development of spontaneous groups and collective actions.
  • Understands and defines the position of social psychology in the system of scientific knowledge; Has an understanding of the subject and the main methods of social psychology, including understanding their features and limitations.
  • Understands and defines the structure and main factors of the communication process; Understands and identifies the essential elements, processes and factors of persuasive communication; Understands and defines the main types of non-verbal communication.
  • Understands and identifies the root causes and consequences of intergroup conflict; Knows basic models for improving intergroup interaction.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the world of social psychology. The place of social psychology in the system of scientific knowledge. Some aspects of the history of the development of social psychology. Methods of social psychology.
  • Communication.
  • Social interaction and relationships. Conflict. Social cognition. Social attribution.
  • The problem of group research in social psychology. Small group phenomena. Group dynamics.
  • Psychology of intergroup relations. Social identity.
  • Spontaneous social groups (psychology of large groups).
  • Social psychology of personality: Social attitudes. Self-concept. Socialization.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking First presentation on a given topic for discussion at the seminar
  • non-blocking Second presentation on a given topic for discussion at the seminar
  • non-blocking Final test
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
    0.4 * Final test + 0.3 * First presentation on a given topic for discussion at the seminar + 0.3 * Second presentation on a given topic for discussion at the seminar
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Barenbaum, N. B. (2000). How social was personality? The Allports’ “connection” of social and personality psychology. Journal Of The History Of The Behavioral Sciences, 36(4), 471–487. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mdc&AN=11054739
  • Hogg, M. A., & Vaughan, G. M. (2014). Social Psychology : UEL (Vol. 7th edition). Harlow, England: Pearson. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1418528
  • Social psychology, Myers, D. G., 2010

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Förster, J., & Strack, F. (2009). Social Cognition : The Basis of Human Interaction. New York: Psychology Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=358151
  • McKeown, Shelley, et al. Understanding Peace and Conflict Through Social Identity Theory : Contemporary Global Perspectives. Springer, Cham, 2016.
  • Mitchell, A. D., & Turner, J. M. (2012). Social Psychology : New Developments. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=541216
  • Roccas, S., & Brewer, M. B. (2002). Social Identity Complexity. Personality & Social Psychology Review (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates), 6(2), 88–106. https://doi.org/10.1207/S15327957PSPR0602_01
  • Stäheli, U., & Savoth, E. (2011). Seducing the Crowd: The Leader in Crowd Psychology. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.DDEACCAC
  • Vallacher, R. R., Read, S. J., & Nowak, A. (2002). The Dynamical Perspective in Personality and Social Psychology. Personality & Social Psychology Review (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates), 6(4), 264–273. https://doi.org/10.1207/S15327957PSPR0604_01