Curricular Unit:Code:
Social Psychology777PSSO
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
3UndergraduatePolitical Science and International Relations6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Nuclear Learning Objectives:
- Identify the objective and objectives of the study of Social Psychology;
- Identify and characterize the different phases of research; Their methods and techniques;
- Define key concepts such as: attitude; preconception; Categorization; discrimination;
- To relate the concepts of prejudice and discrimination;
- Characterize different types of discrimination;
- Discuss different strategies for reducing prejudice;
- Characterize the experiences of Milgram (obedience to authority), Asch (Conformism) and Sherif (Normalization).
Syllabus:
Topic I - Introduction to Social Psychology: Object of study and objectives of Social Psychology; Study, research and intervention; Methods, techniques and stages of research;
Topic II - Prejudice and discrimination: attitudes; preconception; Categorization; Ingroup / outgroup; Tajfel and the minimal groups; Relationship between prejudice and discrimination; Types of discrimination; Strategies to reduce prejudice: the hypothesis of contact; Elliot Aronson and the jigsaw technique; Sherif and the cave of thieves; Albert Bandura and vicarious learning;
Topic III - Social Influence: Assumptions of influences according to Cialdini; Milgram and obedience to authority; Asch and conformism; Sherif and normalization.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The syllabus contents are defined to ensure that the student becomes aware of the object of study of Social Psychology, its objectives and its thematic and research methods. Next, it is intended that the student knows some of the themes of the privileged areas of Social Psychology: how people think, relate and influence each other. In this way nuclear concepts such as: attitudes; preconception; Categorization; Social influence; Obedience to authority; Conformism and normalization.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Teaching methodology will include research, readings, discussion of specific references, thematic debating and critical reflection. Assessment will be continuous and based on a written test, a practical essay, an oral presentation and work discussion, as well as the execution of theoretical and practical tasks in the classroom.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Topics I and II - In order to achieve the pedagogical goals, teaching methodology will include research, readings, discussion of specific references, thematic debating and critical reflection. Assessment will be continuous and based on a written test, a practical essay, an oral presentation and work discussion, as well as the execution of theoretical and practical tasks in the classroom. The use of this methodology has the purpose of promoting students theoretical knowledge of relevant human capital contents and also the application of this contents in their future professional activity.
Reading:
Campos, A. (2001) Psicologia Social. RJ. Atlas.
Leyens, J. Ph & Yzerbit, V. (2006).Psicologia Social. Lx. E.70.
Morales, J. (2004). Psicologia Social. Madrid. McGraw - Hill
Moscovici, S. (1998). Psychologie Sociale. Paris. PUF.
Vala, J. & Monteiro, M.B. (2010) Psicologia Social. Lx. Gulbenkian.