Class Group Psychology

  • Presentation


    Group Psychology is a UC of Social Psychology that focuses on psychosocial group and intergroup processes and their implications at personal, social and professional levels.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    CP1 Introduction to Group Psychology
    • Group and intergroup levels of analysis in Social Psychology
    • Groups and basic group processes
    • Social Identity and Social Comparison


    CP2 Group processes: Social Influence and Power
    • Majorities and conformism
    • Minorities and innovation in groups

    • Descriptive and prescriptive social norms
    • The black sheep effect
    • Power and dyadic interaction


    CP3 Inter-group processes I: Categorization and Stereotypes
    • Social categorization
    • Activation and application of stereotypes
    • Prejudice and intergroup attitudes
    • Social stigma and discriminatory behaviors


    CP4 Inter-group processes II: Groups in Society
    • Reduction of intergroup conflict
    • Sexism, ageism, racism and classism, ableism

  • Objectives


    LO1. Identify the level of group and intergroup analysis of psychosocial processes.

    LO2. Describe and understand the principles governing group dynamics.

    LO3. Analyze and compare the different processes of social influence.

    LO4. Understand the processes of categorization and stereotyping, focusing on the phenomena of sexism, ageism, classism and racism in the light of group processes.

    LO5. Describe and understand intergroup dynamics, including approaches to intergroup conflict reduction.

    LO6. Reflect on the implications of the contents of the CU in the group, intergroup and also professional sphere.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    In the theoretical-practical classes, the expository and interrogative method is used, using excerpts from films, documentaries and talks to complement the material presented and discussed. In laboratory practice classes, active and demonstrative methodology is used, with dynamics related to practical content and tutorial support for empirical group work.

  • References


    Brown, R., & Gaertner, S. (Eds.). (2008). Blackwell handbook of social psychology: Intergroup processes. John Wiley & Sons.

    Garcia-Marques, T.; Garcia-Marques, L.. 2003. Textos fundamentais. Estereótipos e cognição social. ed. 1, ISBN: 972-8400-54-3. Lisboa: ISPA.

    Fiske, S. T., Gilbert, D. T., & Lindzey, G.  (Eds) (2010). Handbook of social psychology, Volume 2 (5th ed.). New York, NY: Wiley.

    Hogg, M. A., & Tindale, S. (Eds.). (2008). Blackwell handbook of social psychology: Group processes. John Wiley & Sons.

    Nelson, T. D. (2015). Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination (2nd edition) New York: Psychology Press.

    Vala, J. e Monteiro, M.B. (2013). Psicologia Social (9ªed.). Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.



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