Course Title : Social psychology
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Credits ECTS
PSY 103-1 C 1 3 0 0 3.00 4
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Language Albanian
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Description Social Psychology explains how thoughts, feelings, actions or behaviors are influenced by the real presence of imagined or implied others (Allport 1968). Social Psychology is one of the key disciplines of the science of psychology. Today people try to recognize themselves in relation to others and the environment in which we live. The social psychology always analyzes facts which way man uses to act, think and feel.
Objectives • To provide students with comprehensive knowledge on the basics of Social Psychology facility. • To clarify the students on the study of individual behavior, his participation in a group and general social factors that influence the behavior and mind. • To provide students with a more effective engagement in Social Psychology facilities as prejudice, conformity, obedience, aggression etc.
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Introduction to social psychology: - What is social psychology? - The science of psychology, objectives and its goals - Methodology of social psychology - Theoretical views, social psychology in modern times
2The Self in the social world: - Self-Concept: Who Am I? - Perceived Self - Processes of social recognition and social coding - Self-Presentation
3Social Beliefs and Judgments: - The concept of attributing in social psychology - Construction of interpretations and memories - Individual Differences - Beliefs, self-fulfilment
4Behaviour and Attitudes - The influence of attitudes on our behaviour. - The importance of the roles - Self-justification, self-perception - The impact of actions
5Genes, Culture and Gender - Human nature and cultural diversity - Similarities and differences of gender - Culture and gender
6Conformity and Obedience - Resistance and social pressures - Paths to Persuasion - Asch`s studies of Group Pressure - Sherif `s studies on Norm Formation - Milgram`s Obedience Experiment
7People and Groups: - Group category - Stage of development of the group - Making group decisions - Opinion of the group
8Midterm Exam
9People and Groups - Film about people and group - Analysis of the film
10Social Prejudices and Discrimination - Defining Prejudice - Types of Prejudice - Motivational Sources of Prejudice - Reduction of Prejudice
11Aggression, Conflict and Peacekeeping - Theories of Aggression - Influences on Aggression - Conflict and social dilemmas - Misperception
12Attraction and Intimacy - Friendships - Similarity versus Complementarity - Relationships rewards - Revelation
13Altruism and Social Contribution - Why do we help? - When will we help? - Who will help? - Socializing Altruism Handouts - Social psychology in court
14Project presentation
15Applying Social Psychology - Social Psychology in the Clinic - Social Psychology in Court - Social Psychology and Media
16Final Exam
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Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students will be equipped with basic knowledge and background how to discuss about social psychology
2Students will be able to clarify the individual and collective behaviors of people
3Students will be trained in order to better analyze the individual in the private and social context
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms135
Quizzes00
Projects00
Term Projects120
Laboratory00
Attendance00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade55
Contribution of final examination to overall grade45
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
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Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 100
Midterms 144
Final examination 166
Other 000
Total Work Load 100
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4
ECTS 4

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