Curricular Unit:Code:
Social Psychology1178PSSO
1UndergraduateCriminology3 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English39
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
It is intended that students get an overview of the main contributions of social psychology under the social thought processes and social influence.
Thus, it is intended that students are able to:
(i) To acquire and integrate concepts, models, theories in social psychology domain;
(ii) To characterize the understand the social thought processes and social behaviour;
(iii) To identify and understand the processes of social influence;
(iv) Analyze and solve problems in the context of diagnosis and intervention in social contexts;
(v) To improve interpersonal and intergroup communication skills;
(vi) To demonstrate a critical attitude towards research and self-development.
1st Unit - 1. Introduction. 1.1. Purpose and learning objectives of social psychology 1.2. Main themes of social psychology 1.3. Research methods in social psychology
2nd Unit – 2. Basic processes of Social Psychology. 2.1. Social categorization. 2.2. Social representations. 2.3. Attitudes. 2.4. Social Identity and intergroup relations.
3st Unit – 3. Social Influence 3.1. Basic principles of social influence 3.2. Standardization. 3.3. Conformity. 3.4. Obedience to authority 3.5. Innovation.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Syllabus contents focus on specific theoretical issues in the area of social psychology, thus enabling the fulfillment of the course objectives, specifically: to integrate knowledge about subject, history and methodologies of social psychology; basic processes of social psychology and processes of social influence.
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:
In order to achieve the defined goals teaching methodology includes: theoretical presentation, readings, video visioning and individual and group debate of cases illustrating different problems that may constitute social psychology thematics; The purpose is to promote students knowledge of relevant theoretical content in social psychology.
Cerclé, A. & Somat, A. (2001). Manual de Psicologia Social. Lisboa: Instituto Piaget.
Franzoi, S. L. (2003). ). Psicología social. México: McGraw-Hill.
Leyens, J.P. & Yzerbyt, V. (1999). Psicologia Social (2ª Ed.) Lisboa: Edições 70
Morales, J. F. (2009). Psicología Social. Madrid: McGraw-Hill.
Myers, D. G. (2005). Psicología social. México: McGraw-Hill.
Neto, F. (2000). Psicologia social (Volume I e II). Lisboa: Universidade Aberta.
Rickard, C. & Sinclair, S. (2018). Prototypes and same-gender bias in perceptions of hiring discrimination. Journal of Social Psychology. 158; 3; p285-p297
Stanciu, A. (2017). Stereotype-based faultlines and out-group derogation in diverse teams: The moderating roles of task stereotypicality and need for cognition. Journal of Social Psychology, 157, 3, pp. 352-365
Vala, J. & Monteiro, M.B. (Eds). (2013). Psicologia Social (6ª Ed.). Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Nuno Barata (