This course unit identifies the domain and objectives of Social Psychology, providing a historical perspective of it. The course unit covers different study areas including attitudes. In this context it tries to define, analyse and understand attitudes, the concept and their psychological functions, training and measurement. Social representations are also included within the subjects addressed in this course unit along with aspects on their genesis, research areas, relationship with education and application fields. Finally, matters concderning to prejudice and discrimination are dealt with (definition, origin and consequences).
Social Psychology Attitudes Representations Prejudice / discrimination
Students are expected
• to understand what is social psychology and to identify the main objectives of this course unit;
• to acquire the basic concepts, to understand the theories and to identify the issues concerning attitudes in social psychology;
• to acquire the basic concepts, to understand the theories and to identify the issues concerning representations in social psychology;
• to acquire the basic concepts, to understand the theories and to identify the issues concerning prejudices and discrimination
I - The Field of Social Psychology
II – Attitudes: formation , models and behavior
III - Social Representations
IV - Prejudice and Discrimination: approaches , consequences and reduction
Franken, I., Coutinho, M. P., Ramos, N. (2012). Representações sociais, saúde mental e Imigração Internacional. In Revista Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão.(32,1):202-219. http://www.scielo.br/pdf/pcp/v32n1/v32n1a15.pdf Neto, F. (1998). Psicologia Social. Vol. 1. Lisboa: Universidade Aberta.
Ramos, N. (2010). Interculturalidade e Alteridade: dinâmicas, contextos e políticas. In L.Toutain, J. Serafim, Y. Geffroy (org.). Perspectivas em informação visual: cultura, percepção e representação. Salvador: EDUFBA, p. 42-56.
Ramos, N. (2014). Conflitos interculturais no espaço europeu. Perspetivas de prevenção e intervenção. The overarching issues of the european space: the territorial diversity of opportunities in a scenario of crisis. Porto:
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto: 225-245. http://ler.letras.up.pt/uploads/ficheiros/13207.pdf
Vala, J., Monteiro, M. (2017).Psicologia Social. (10ª Ed.) Lisboa: Fundação C. Gulbenkian.
(Further reading will be made available online in virtual class)
Online learning with continuous supervision favoring asynchronous communication (Moodle platform). Students have to perform the tasks requested by the teacher: essays, critical recensions, reports, protocols, etc. All works will be evaluated and/or classified.
Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a
presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one
final presence-based exam (100%).