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Social Psychology

Code 13122
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 5
Workload TP(45H)
Scientific area Psychology
Entry requirements NA
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Learning outcomes (1) to familiarize the students with the main cognitive, interpersonal and group processes with relevance in Social Psychology; (2) to show and value the connection of Social Psychology with other scientific areas and (3) to demonstrate the instrumental value of the discipline in the application to current issues and issues.
At the end of the course, it is expected that the students have developed the following competences: Understanding the object of study, areas of interest, interdisciplinary relationships and research methodologies of Social Psychology; Acquisition of theoretical knowledge about cognitive, interpersonal and group processes addressed (social cognition, attitudes, group processes / social influence and processes of social relation); Application of the knowledge acquired for the understanding and critical analysis of socially relevant issues; Interpersonal skills of group work; Communication skills of ideas, problems and solutions.
Syllabus 1. Introduction to Social Psychology.
1.1. Interdisciplinary framework and relationships.
1.2. Research Methods.
2. Social Cognition:
2.1. Self and identity.
2.2. Social beliefs and judgments.
2.3. Formation of impressions and causal attribution.
3. Attitudes:
3.1. Assessment and evaluation of attitudes.
3.2. Formation of attitudes.
3.3. Relationship between attitudes and behavior.
3.4. Persuasion and change of attitudes.
4. Group processes and social influence:
4.1. Conformity.
4.2. Groups and group influence.
5. Social relations processes:
5.1. Aggressive and antisocial behavior.
5.2. Altruistic and pro-social behavior.
Main Bibliography Myers, D. G. (2012). Social psychology (11th Ed.). McGraw-Hill.
Aronson, E., Wilson, T. & Akert, R. (2015). Social psychology (9th Ed.). New York.: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.
Aronson, E. (2008). The social animal (10th Ed.). Worth/Freeman

Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-21

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