840800 :Social Psychology (Saylor Academy)

Algemeen

Voertaal Engels
Werkvorm: Online Lectures (Geen informatie over collegetijden bekend)
Tentamenvorm: Written exam (50%) and assignments (50%) (Tentamenrooster)
Niveau:Bachelor
Studielast:6 ECTS credits
Inschrijving:Enrollment via Blackboard start of lectures
Blackboard informatieLink to Blackboard (Als u de melding 'Guest are not allowed in this course' krijgt, dient u nog bij Blackboard in te loggen)

Docent(en)


dr. E.A.A. Dreezens (coördinator)


Doel van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. discuss experiments and other empirical research in the field of social psychology;
  2. outline the basic methodology, results, and impact of seminal research studies in social psychology;
  3. explain how the notion of the \'self\' contributes to cognitive processes in social interaction;
  4. discuss the main research findings in the area of social persuasion;
  5. define the term \'attitude\' and identify the mechanisms behind attitude change;
  6. discuss the cognitive and affective theories/components linked to stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination;
  7. identify the basic properties of and factors involved in interpersonal attraction and the formation and maintenance of relationships;
  8. discuss the breadth and importance of social psychological research and its impact in the field of psychology;
  9. compare and contrast different types of aggression and discuss research techniques for studying aggressive behaviors;
  10. identify factors that affect a person\'s decision to help or not help other people; and
  11. describe how social psychology can be applied to health, law, business, and environmental issues.


Inhoud van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

LAS Online Courses using Open Educational Resources

Liberal Arts and Sciences gives her students the opportunity to follow state-of-the-art, high quality Open Educational Resources developed and offered by other academic institutions around the world. They have been added in order to expand the LAS-TiU curriculum. For every LAS-TiU Major program, one online course has been carefully selected to broaden and deepen the existing course offer. LAS-TiU students are enabled to take the online courses as much as possible in their own time and at their own pace, and to acquire credits by taking tests designed and tailor-made by LAS-TiU. The course materials and instructions will be offered through a Blackboard course environment, the course will be guided by a LAS lecturer.

This course will introduce you to the concepts and ideas in the area of social psychology. Social Psychology aims to discover the different ways in which people interact with other individuals, groups, and the larger society as a whole, as well as why people act in certain ways.


Bijzonderheden (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS FOR LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES STUDENTS ONLY!
This course will introduce you to the concepts and ideas in the area of social psychology. Social Psychology aims to discover the different ways in which people interact with other individuals, groups, and the larger society as a whole, as well as why people act in certain ways. 

Social psychology looks at the inner workings of groups of people. However, it differs from these courses in terms of its focus; social psychology focuses primarily on the single individuals psychology as part of the group or society, rather than the culture or group interaction (though both of these areas have some relevance in social psychology). This may seem to be quite a broad subject area, and it is. Humans are social creatures (in other words, they have evolved to be able to interact and communicate at high levels with individuals of their own species) and almost invariably exist in a social context (even a situation in which society is absent could be studied by social psychologists as a social context).

Social psychology deals with a huge range of aspects of human life, including love, attraction, aggression, helping behaviors (or altruism), and obedience. While social psychology encompasses a multitude of topics, it also relates to many other fields, both within psychology and outside of it. For example, other branches of psychology (personality, gender, culture, emotions, clinical, and industrial psychology) have used important findings from social psychology in their own studies. Subjects outside of psychology, such as religion, economics, and even engineering, have made use of information that has come out of social psychology research.

Social psychology research has undoubtedly had the greatest impact on the field of psychology as a whole. This course will introduce you to the most influential social psychology experiments and explain the impact that they have had on the field as a whole. First, we will introduce you to the broad topic of social psychology. Next, we will get into the content areas in which social psychological research is conducted. These areas will include the research, findings, and theories regarding self and person perceptions, attitudes, social influence, prejudice and discrimination, interpersonal relationships, aggression, and altruism, in addition to applications of social psychology to health, law, businesses, and the environment.


Verplichte literatuur

  1. An assortment of different articles and book chapters. Additional articles will be provided by the course coordinator.


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(18-jul-2017)