Introduce students into the complexity of the relations between individuals and society as well as into the common methods and approaches that are conventionally used to make pursuits into this relationship.
- Introduction. The subject of social psychology. The excitement. Social facilitation and inhibition. Types of conformity.
- The power of the situation I. Obedience. Authority affects our behavior. Bystander effect.
- The power of the situation II. Institutional roles affect our behavior. Ethics and social psychology.
- Attribution. Implicit personality theories. Stereotype.
- Attitude, prejudice and discrimination.
- Priming and Implicit Association Test (IAT). The method of social psychology.
- Nonverbal communication I. Gestures, facial expressions, hand signals, proxemics.
- Nonverbal communication II. Not a verbal expression of emotion. Emblems, cultural signals.
- School social psychology. Pygmalion effect.
- Establishing and maintaining authority. Metacommunication.
- Leaders in the group, leadership styles.
- Remembering: encoding, storing and retrieving.
Methodology of teaching
Written and oral communication.
Materials supporting learning
- Slides on the Moodle site of the subject.
- Breckler, S. J. – Olson, J. M. – Wiggins, E. C. Social Psychology Alive. Belmont: Thomson Higher Education, 2006.
The slides and notes, as well as the current dates are always avaialble in moodle: edu.gtk.bme.hu