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Social psychology

General data

Course ID: WF-ZPS-N-PS
Erasmus code / ISCED: (unknown) / (unknown)
Course title: Social psychology
Name in Polish: Psychologia społeczna
Organizational unit: Institute of Psychology
Course groups: (in Polish) Przedmioty obowiązkowe dla drugiego roku
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 4.00 Basic information on ECTS credits allocation principles:
  • the annual hourly workload of the student’s work required to achieve the expected learning outcomes for a given stage is 1500-1800h, corresponding to 60 ECTS;
  • the student’s weekly hourly workload is 45 h;
  • 1 ECTS point corresponds to 25-30 hours of student work needed to achieve the assumed learning outcomes;
  • weekly student workload necessary to achieve the assumed learning outcomes allows to obtain 1.5 ECTS;
  • work required to pass the course, which has been assigned 3 ECTS, constitutes 10% of the semester student load.
Language: Polish
Subject level:

elementary

Learning outcome code/codes:

(in Polish) PS_W08, PS_U04, PS_U05, PS_K01

Short description:

Lectures in social psychology cover the following issues related to the social functioning of an individual: basic phenomena in social perception, functions and sources of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination; common distortions of self-knowledge and their consequences for the social behavior of the individual; causal attributions: regularities and distortions in the interpretation of the causes of people's behavior; phenomenon of interpersonal attractiveness, mechanisms of social influence, functioning of social groups, pro-social and aggressive behavior.

Full description:

1. Fields and methods of research in social psychology

2. Man's knowledge of the world

3. Basic phenomena in perceiving oneself and people

4. Stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination

5. Gender stereotypes

6. Interpreting the causes of human behavior - causal attributions

7. Cognitive dissonance theory, other people as a source of dissonance

8. Self-knowledge - sources and functions of self-knowledge

9. Basic distortions of self-knowledge

10. Interpersonal attractiveness - theories and regularities

11. The need to exercise control, the consequences of not feeling in control

12. Social groups - phenomena occurring in groups

13. Social impact - levels of impact and consequences

14. Pro-social behavior - motives for pro-social behavior

15. Prosocial behavior - personality and situational determinants

16. Aggressive behavior

Efekty kształcenia i opis ECTS:

knowledge:

1. understands the basic phenomena in the field of social perception

2. knows the causes of social prejudice and racism

3. knows the sources of self-knowledge and the basic distortions of self-knowledge

4. understands the importance of interpersonal attractiveness for the social functioning of an individual

5.Understands the situational and personality determinants of prosocial and aggressive behavior

Skills

1. Reads and understands articles on social psychology

2. Identifies social prejudices in my environment

3. Designs simple research on measuring stereotypes and prejudices

4. It predicts the assessment of an individual's interpersonal attractiveness based on their behavior

Competence

1. Is sensitive to social injustice

2. Can assertively discuss - appreciates the views of others

3. Can logically communicate their opinions on social issues

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Written exam in the form of a test:

2- passes the test below 50% of the answers

3 - passes the test within 50 - 60 percent of correct answers

4 - passes the test within 70-80% of correct answers

5 - passes the test at least 90% correctly

Classes in period "Academic year 2021/22" (past)

Time span: 2021-10-01 - 2022-06-30
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Type of class:
Lectures, 32 hours, 100 places more information
Coordinators: Jarosław Piotrowski
Group instructors: Jarosław Piotrowski
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: examination
(in Polish) E-Learning:

(in Polish) E-Learning (pełny kurs)

Type of subject:

obligatory

(in Polish) Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych:

(in Polish) nie dotyczy

Classes in period "Academic year 2022/23" (past)

Time span: 2022-10-01 - 2023-06-30
Selected timetable range:
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Type of class:
Lectures, 32 hours, 100 places more information
Coordinators: Jarosław Piotrowski
Group instructors: Jarosław Piotrowski
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: examination
(in Polish) E-Learning:

(in Polish) E-Learning (pełny kurs)

Type of subject:

obligatory

(in Polish) Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych:

(in Polish) nie dotyczy

Classes in period "Academic year 2023/24" (in progress)

Time span: 2023-10-01 - 2024-06-30
Selected timetable range:
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Type of class:
Lectures, 32 hours, 100 places more information
Coordinators: Elżbieta Stojanowska-Borowiec
Group instructors: Elżbieta Stojanowska-Borowiec
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: examination
(in Polish) E-Learning:

(in Polish) E-Learning (pełny kurs)

(in Polish) Opis nakładu pracy studenta w ECTS:

Participation in the lecture - 32 hours

Preparation for the exam - 30 hours



Type of subject:

obligatory

(in Polish) Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych:

(in Polish) nie dotyczy

Short description:

Lectures in social psychology cover the following issues related to the social functioning of an individual: basic phenomena in social perception, functions and sources of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination; common distortions of self-knowledge and their consequences for the social behavior of the individual; causal attributions: regularities and distortions in the interpretation of the causes of people's behavior; phenomenon of interpersonal attractiveness, mechanisms of social influence, functioning of social groups, pro-social and aggressive behavior.

Full description:

1. Fields and methods of research in social psychology

2. Man's knowledge of the world

3. Basic phenomena in perceiving oneself and people

4. Stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination

5. Gender stereotypes

6. Interpreting the causes of human behavior - causal attributions

7. Cognitive dissonance theory, other people as a source of dissonance

8. Self-knowledge - sources and functions of self-knowledge

9. Basic distortions of self-knowledge

10. Interpersonal attractiveness - theories and regularities

11. The need to exercise control, the consequences of not feeling in control

12. Social groups - phenomena occurring in groups

13. Social impact - levels of impact and consequences

14. Pro-social behavior - motives for pro-social behavior

15. Prosocial behavior - personality and situational determinants

16. Aggressive behavior

Bibliography:

Aronson E. I in. (1997) Psychologia społeczna. Serce i umysł. Poznań, Wydawnictwo Zysk i S-ka

Wojciszke B. (2012). Psychologia społeczna. Warszawa, Wydawnictwo Naukowe „Scholar”

Classes in period "Academic year 2024/25" (future)

Time span: 2024-10-01 - 2025-06-30
Selected timetable range:
Navigate to timetable
Type of class:
Lectures, 32 hours, 100 places more information
Coordinators: Elżbieta Stojanowska-Borowiec
Group instructors: Elżbieta Stojanowska-Borowiec
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: examination
Type of subject:

obligatory

(in Polish) Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych:

(in Polish) nie dotyczy

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