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Course Code: 
PSY 241
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Course Objectives: 
This course aims at offering students a broad introduction to social psychology, the scientific study of human social influence and interaction. The students will develop a wide knowledge of theoretical and methodological approaches to social psychology by examining both classic and contemporary studies. By the end of the course, successful students will understand that most social phenomenon can be understood in the terms of social cognition, social influence, and social relation, and develop the ability to apply the basic theories of social psychology in real-life situations.
Course Content: 

Study of the individual in groups and society, with focus on processes such as attitude formation and change, social influence, conformity, communication, and group dynamics.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Discussion, 3: Seminar, 4: Research, 5: Simulation/Case study/Role playing, 6: Problem session, 7: Guest speaker
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, B: Assignment, C: Presentation, D: Research, E: Debate, F: Quiz, G: Participation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Evaluation Techniques
Ability to explain major theoretical framework of social psychology, such as the importance of subjective interpretation of social situations, and different social motivations in influencing our behavior and mental processes. 1,3,9,10 1,2 A
Ability to describe the research methodologies commonly used in social psychology.  2,3,5,9,10 1,2 A
Ability to relate principles of social psychology with real life phenomenon 2,9,10 1,2 A, B, C


Course Flow

Week Subjects Related Preparation
  1 Introduction to the Course  
  2 Introducing Social Psychology & Methodology Textbook Chapters 1, 2
  3 Social Cognition Textbook Chapter 3
  4 Social Perception Textbook Chapter 4
  5 The Self Textbook Chapter 5
  6 The Need to Justify Our Actions Textbook Chapter 6
  7 Midterm Exam Textbook Chapters 1-6
  8 Attitudes and attitude change Textbook Chapter 7
  9 Conformity Textbook Chapter 8
  10 Group Processes Textbook Chapter 9
  11 Interpersonal Attraction Textbook Chapter 10
  12 Prosocial Behavior Textbook Chapter 11
  13 Aggression Textbook Chapter 12
  14 Student Presentations of homework Textbook Chapter 1-12

Recommended Sources

Required Reading Aronson, E., Wilson, T.D. & Akert, R. M. (2010)   Social Psychology, 7th Edition Pearson.  ISBN-13: 978-0-13-507421-3, ISBN-10: 0-13-507421-5
Recommended Reading  


Material Sharing

Exams 1 midterm, 1 final



Homework 1 25
Project 1 25
Final Homework 1 50
Total   100
Contribution of Final Exam to Success Grade   50
Contribution of Term (Year) Learning Activities to Success Grade   50
Total   100


Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 Having knowledge of past, basic though and principles of the PCG, and implementing PCG         X  
2 Comprehending meaning and importance of the coordination, consultation/consulting and supervision in the PCG field, and implementing them            
3 Having knowledge of ethical rules accepted by national and international PCG associations, and implementing them            
4 Learning to accept everyone as they are / with all kind of features by the multicultural approach     X      
5 Learning theories/information about cultural awareness, cultural social justice, solution of conflicts, and other cultural behaviors; for development and health of human soul, mind and body, and implementing them     X      
6 Learning theories related to the development, learning and personality development so as to facilitate positive development and wellness of individual for his/her life time, and implementing them       X    
7 Understanding the environmental factors affecting normal and abnormal behaviors, psychopathology, disability conditions and crisis during his/her development process,            
8 Learning and implementing the career consulting, processes, techniques and sources, career development and decision-making model so as to include those applied to certain groups in the global economy       X    
9 Learning psychological consulting theories, being aware and use of intervention techniques suitable for counselees in practice         X  
10 Learning group process, roles and behaviors of group members, group working, therapeutic factors, and principles and techniques of group dynamics containing developmental stages   X        


COURSE CATEGORY Lecture on Specialized Field
Activities Number Duration
Work Load
Duration (hour) 15 2 30
Prestudy 15 2 30
Homework 1 10 10
Project 1 10 10
Final Homework 1 10 10
Total Workload     90
Total Workload / 25 (h)     3,6
ECTS Credit     4