PSYb1070 Social Psychology I

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
prof. PhDr. Petr Macek, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Šerek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ondřej Bouša (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Bronislav Farkač (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Michal Mužík (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Pavel Řezáč, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Zuzana Vokřálová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Petr Macek, CSc.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Petr Macek, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
each odd Tuesday 14:00–15:40 Aula
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PSYb1070/01: each odd Tuesday 16:00–17:40 U23, O. Bouša, B. Farkač, P. Macek, M. Mužík, P. Řezáč, J. Šerek
PSYb1070/02: each even Tuesday 16:00–17:40 U23, O. Bouša, B. Farkač, P. Macek, M. Mužík, P. Řezáč, J. Šerek
PSYb1070/03: each even Tuesday 18:00–19:40 P52, O. Bouša, B. Farkač, P. Macek, M. Mužík, P. Řezáč, J. Šerek
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PSY107 Social Psychology I && ( PSY101 Introduction to psychology || PSYb1010 Introduction to psychology )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
This course introduces basic concepts of social psychology, especially in the area of social cognition. More concretely, following themes are included: definition of social psychology, historical review, basic methodological principles, social perception, social cognition, attributional theory, self, and social identity.
At the end of the course students are able to:
a) understand of concepts and theories of this part of social psychology
b) apply theories of this part of social psychology on everyday life experiences
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, student will be able to: - understand basic terms and concepts from SP; - describe and to interpret relationships among social psychological phenomena - understand the role of personality in interpersonal interactions and social action - understand the basic principles snd rules of social cognition - apply theories of social psychology on everyday life experiences of people - propose question for the empirical research in social psychology field; - implement administration of methods of social psychology
Syllabus
  • This course introduces basic concepts of social psychology, especially in the area of social cognition. More concretely, following themes are included: definition of social psychology, historical review, basic methodological principles, social perception, social cognition, attributional theory, self, and social identity.
  • 1. Myths and reality of everyday social psychology (SP). Definition of SP, SP and other social sciences. Applied SP.
  • 2. History of SP, two early views of SP (W. McDougall, E. A. Ross). Sociál behaviorism, symbolic interactionism (G. H. Mead). Individually oriented SP ( F. H. Allport), an influence of culturally orineted psychoanalysis (K. Horney, H. S. Sullivan, E. Fromm). SP and social anthropology (M. Mead, B. K. Malinowski). Theory of field (K. Lewin), theory of cognitive dissonance (L. Festinger), theory of social perception (F. Heider).
  • 3. Major contemporary theoretical paradigms of SP, crisis of SP (K. J. Gergen). Social cognitive paradigm (A. Bandura, T. E. Higgins), role-rule paradigm (E. Gofmann, S. Stryker), theory of social representation (S. Moscovici, I. Marková). Evolutionary SP (D. Buss), social developmental psychology (K. Durkin). Social constructivism (K. J. Gergen), critical SP.
  • 4. Methods of SP. Observational methods, experimental methods, special methods of SP (attitude scales, semantic differential, sociometry). Ethical issues of research in SP.
  • 5. The construction of social world. Social perception and social cognition. Concepts, schemata, categories, principles of social cognition. Social cognition and memory (primacy effect, recency effect, prime effect). Stereotypes, social representations.
  • 6. Interpretation of social wolrd, attribution of causality. Internal-external attributions, covariation model, the fundamental attributional error, the actor/observer differencies, self-serving attributions.
  • 7. Self. I, me, self. Cognitive aspect of self(self-concept, self-schema), emotional aspects of self (self-evaluations, self-esteem, self-worth), behavioral aspects of self (self-presentation). Theory of self-perception (D. J. Bem), self-discrepancy theory (T. E. Higgins).
  • 8. Social development of personality and social identity (H. Tajfel, C. Turner).
Literature
    required literature
  • VÝROST, Jozef and Ivan SLAMĚNÍK. Sociálna psychológia. info
    recommended literature
  • ARONSON, Elliot and Robin M. AKERT. Social psychology. Edited by Timothy D. Wilson. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2005. xxxvii, 65. ISBN 0131327933. info
Teaching methods
The course consists of biweekly thematic modules that typically include textbook and other readings, lectures, seminars and graded activities. Students are obliged read the assigned chapters in the course textbook and use the IS e-learning system to read the supplemental literature, which is available electronically in PDF and/or Word format.
Assessment methods
Student will receive a final letter grade (A-F) for semester based on the following components: seminar paper, terminology test, final written exam (test).
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
http://is.muni.cz/el/1423/podzim2011/PSY107/

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