General information

Module title Cognitive Social Psychology
Language English
Module lecturer dr hab. Łukasz Kaczmarek, mgr Michał Kosakowski
Lecturer's email lkacz@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 60
ECTS 5
USOS code 08-KODU-PPS

Timetable

Module aim (aims)

Students learn the basics of knowledge in explaining social phenomena using knowledge of human cognitive processes (lecture) and the ability to use this knowledge to design and interpret empirical research in this area (classes).

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

Lecture: none
Classes: attending the lecture; basic training in quantitative research methodology in social science

Syllabus

Week 1: How social are human beings

Week 2: Genetic basis for social behavior

Week 3: Cultural and environmental factors in evolution of social life

Week 4: Limitations of the psychological method

Week 5: Social Perception – part 1

Week 6: Social Perception – part 1

Week 7: Priming social cognitions and behavior

Week 8: Perception of physical attractiveness – part 1

Week 9: Perception of physical attractiveness – part 2

Week 10: Memory and social phenomena – part 1

Week 11: Memory and social phenomena – part 2

Week 12: Cognitive heuristics and social phenomena – part 1

Week 13: Cognitive heuristics and social phenomena – part 2

Week 14: Cognitive heuristics and social phenomena – part 3

Week 15: Reading in the mind of others

Reading list

Greifeneder, R., Bless, H., Fiedler, K. (2012). Social cognition. How individuals construct social reality. New York: Routledge.