Managing, constructing and analysing social information
Are you interested in how and why people manage and construct social information? Or areas such as stereotypes, altruism, aggression, attraction, and conformity? This course covers theory and method in social psychology, focusing on how thoughts, emotions, motives, and behaviour are affected by social interaction and exchange between people and groups. There is an emphasis on research methodology that involves critically examining, collecting, interpreting, and compiling literature and empirical material about a psychological phenomenon, i.e., how people tend to think, feel and act under different social conditions. This provides you with knowledge and skills gained from understanding and interpreting psychological phenomena from two perspectives – on the one hand by obtaining subject knowledge, and on the other by applying a critical, analytical approach. The course includes empirical data collection and reporting (statistical analysis).
The course consists of lectures, compulsory seminars, and group supervision, and is assessed through a written exam and the planning, implementation, and writing of a report using empirical data.