General information

Module title Social Psychology
Language English
Module lecturer Hanna Mamzer
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Prof
Faculty Faculty of Sociology
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 08-SOFA-SP


Module aim (aims)

• To familiarize students with basic concepts in psychology.• To familiarize students with notions typical for psychology and psychological way of reasoning.• To emphasize the need of understanding of otherness.• To form skills in applying theoretical approaches info practical problems solving.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)



Week 1: Introduction into psychology class.Week 2: What psychology is about? Main problems and issues in psychology, dominating approaches. Week 3: Attitudes: creating, changing and influencing attitudes.Movie: Obedience.Week 4: Non-verbal communication.Week 5: Cultural differences and non verbal communication.Week 6: Conformity and self-fulfilling expectations. Rosenthal’s experiments.Week 7: Emotional expression, social aspects of expressing stress.Week 8: Interpersonal attraction.Week 9: Leadership and power.Week 10: Social stereotypes and prejudices. How to fight stereotypes? Movie: Blue-eyed.Week 11: Group and group processes. Movie: The Class.Week 12: Leadership and power.Week 13: Social attraction.Week 14: Social aggression.Week 15: Social frustration: causes and consequences.

Reading list

Allport G. (1954) The Nature of Predjudice. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley.Huffman, K., Vernoy, M.; Williams,B., Vernoy J. (1991). Psychology in Action. Chapter 1.Bower, G.H., Bootzin, R.R., Zajonc, R.B. (1987). Principles of Psychology Today. New York: Random House. Chapter 12, 13, 18 and other corresponding chaptersMcGuire, W. the concepts pf attitudes and their relation to behaviors. In: H.W.Sinaiko, L.A.Broedling (eds) Perspectives on Attitude Assesment: Surveys and their alternatives. Pendleton Publ. 1976Schultz, D.P., Schultz, S.E. (1986). Psychology and Industry. An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company