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Social Cognition

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
5
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль

Преподаватель


Иосифян Марина Александровна

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The following course is an introduction to topics in social cognition. The course discusses the history of social cognition and the main theories, currents issues and empirical research in social cognition. Research methods used in social cognition studies are also discussed.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To introduce the approach and history of social cognition
  • To introduce the theories and current issues in social cognition
  • To develop the skills of analysis of empirical studies in social cognition
  • To develop the skills of applying methods measuring different aspects of social cognition
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students should have a profound knowledge of definition and key concepts of social cognition and its history.
  • Students should have a profound knowledge of theories explaining the perceptual mind reading and cognitive understanding of others’ mind.
  • Students should have a profound knowledge of implicit processes in social cognition and can use diverse methods of their measurement.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to social cognition
    Definition of social cognition. Early understanding and modern understanding of social cognition.
  • Perceptual mind-reading
    The definition of mind reading. The brief history of mind-reading research. A split between perceptual mind reading and cognitive understanding of others’ mind. Perceptual mind-reading development and its abnormalities.
  • Cognitive mind-reading
    The definition of theory of mind. The history of theory of mind research. Abnormalities of theory of mind. How to measure the accuracy of understanding of other’s mind?
  • Attitudes
    The role of attitudes in social cognition. Investigating attitudes development, structure and change.
  • Implicit social cognition
    Definition of implicit processes. Implicit theory of mind. Explicit and implicit methods of investigation of mind-reading. Methods of measuring implicit processes in social cognition.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Student presentations
  • non-blocking Домашнее задание
  • non-blocking Тестирование с открытыми и закрытыми вопросами
  • non-blocking Эссе
  • non-blocking Экзамен
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.4 * Student presentations + 0.6 * Тестирование с открытыми и закрытыми вопросами
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Bozana Meinhardt-Injac, Moritz M. Daum, Günter Meinhardt, & Malte Persike. (2018). The Two-Systems Account of Theory of Mind: Testing the Links to Social- Perceptual and Cognitive Abilities. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00025/full
  • Carey K. Morewedge, Daniel M. Wegner, Jesse Preston, Woodrow Wilson, School Public, Kristian Myrseth, & Xi Wang. (n.d.). ATTITUDES AND SOCIAL COGNITION Timescale Bias in the Attribution of Mind. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.A57E2BB7
  • Greenwald, A., Nosek, B., & Banaji, M. (2016). Understanding and Using the Implicit Association Test: 1. An Improved Scoring Algorithm. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.4AB789A7
  • Greifeneder, R. (2017). Social Cognition : How Individuals Construct Social Reality (Vol. 2). London, UNKNOWN: Psychology Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1554081
  • Simon Baron-cohen, Alan M. Leslie, & Uta Frith. (n.d.). 2 Does the autistic child have a “theory of mind”?*. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.B4EA45FC
  • Зарубежная социальная психология XX столетия : теорет. подходы: учеб. пособие для вузов, Андреева Г. М., Богомолова Н. Н., 2002

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Carolin Muschalik, Iman Elfeddali, Math J. J. M. Candel, Rik Crutzen, & Hein de Vries. (2019). Does the discrepancy between implicit and explicit attitudes moderate the relationships between explicit attitude and (intention to) being physically active? BMC Psychology, (1), 1. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-019-0322-z
  • Golan, O., Baron-Cohen, S., & Golan, Y. (2008). The “Reading the Mind in Films” Task [child version]: complex emotion and mental state recognition in children with and without autism spectrum conditions. Journal Of Autism And Developmental Disorders, 38(8), 1534–1541. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0533-7