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Interpersonal Relationships and Group Dynamics

Code 13155
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Psychology
Entry requirements NA
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements NA
Learning outcomes - Theoretical knowledge associated with interpersonal processes in order to identify and characterize individuals and groups in social contexts.
- Theoretical competences in comprehending how small groups function, in particular in relation to group formation and dynamics.
- Introduction competences of small group research literature analysis in order to promote the comprehension of group use as a change/intervention tool.
- Competences for theapplication ofacquiredknowledge as well as understandingand executing critical analysisof issueswithsocial relevance.
- Interpersonal skillsto work in groupsin orderto carry outpracticalactivitiesandtheoreticalstudies of thecurricular unit.
- Skill set in communicating ideas, problemsand solutions, resulting from the activitiesof analysis, synthesisand reflectioncarried out in individual and group work.
Syllabus 1. Interpersonal processes: relationships between people
1.1. Interpersonal relationships: theoretical and conceptual framework.
1.2. Prossocial and antissocial behaviour.
2. Group dynamics: study of group and people in interaction
2.1. Structure and dynamics.
2.2. Formation and development.
2.3. Interdependence and cohesion.
2.4. Emotions and emotional expression.
2.5. Conflict and conflict resolution.
2.6. Autonomy and leadership.
2.7. Problem-solving and decision making.
3. Intervention in and with groups: people and group on change.
4. Individual, group and social system: people and groups within society.
Main Bibliography Clarke, D. (2003). Prossocial and antissocial behaviour. East Sussex: Routledge.
Dwyer, D. (2000). Interpersonal relationships. London: Routledge.
Fletcher, G. J. O. & Clark, M. S. (Eds.) (2001) Blackwell handbook of social psychology: Interpersonal processes. Oxford: Blackwell.
Forsyth, D. R. (2005). Group dynamics (4rd ed.). Belmont-California: Wadsworth Publishing.
Hogg, M. & Tindale, S. (Eds.) (2001). Blackwell handbook of social psychology: Group processes. Oxford: Blackwell.
Levine, J. M. & Moreland, R. L. (2006). Small groups: Key readings. New York: Psychology Press.
Franz, T. M. (2012). Group dynamics and team interventions: Understanding and improving team performance. London: Wiley-Blackwell
Silberman, M. (2007) (Ed.). The handbook of experiential learning. Chichester, West Sussex: Jonh Wiley & Sons.
Wheelan, S. A. (Ed.) (2005). The handbook of group research and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Theoretical contact sessions: lecture.
Theoretical-practical contact sessions: search, review and analysis of scientific literature; individual and group analysis of theoretical and theoretical-practical documents; individual and group analysis of case studies; lesson planning and presentation; simulation exercises; group dynamics exercises.
Evaluation strategies: Individual tests for theoretical knowledge evaluation; Written theoretical-practical assignments carried out under independent work.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-04

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