Applied social psychology
The aim of the course is to provide deepened knowledge within the social psychological area that pertains to applied social psychology. It focuses on understanding social problems and to develop interventions in order to improve conditions for individuals and different groups of individuals.
The course brings up applied social psychological theories, methods and empirical findings, but also theories from the wider social psychological area, used for specific applied purposes.
In addition, the course provides opportunity for elaboration within different applied subareas.
This course will be given in the first half of the semester, half-time studies.
Course syllabus: Applied social psychology, 7,5 credits. Autumn 2019.
The course consists of lectures and seminars. Course requirements/mandatory parts:
(a) Written answers to seminar questions before the seminars.
(b) Participation in oral group discussion and presentation of seminar questions at the seminars.
(c) Written elaboration task as well as written reviews (formative evaluations) of other students’ elaboration tasks.
Expected study results
To pass the course, the student will:
- understand an give an account of and employ applied social psychological theories, models and empirical findings on issues and questions that are relevant for the subject area.
- value and discuss strengths and weaknesses with different applied social psychological theories, models and empirical findings.
- assimilate advanced literature in the form of scientific articles and show an elaborated understanding for applied theoretical and methodological issues and questions.
The examination is based on written seminar questions that are handed in before each seminar, oral seminar presentations, written elaboration paper with attached formative evaluations of other students’ elaboration papers.
See details in the course syllabus.
Course leader: Senior Lecturer Charlotte Alm, email@example.com
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
A complete list of course readings is found in the course syllabus. The list is subject to change until two months prior to the start of the course. In case the new course syllabus is missing above by then, please check with the course leader before you buy any expensive books etc.
This course is optional for the International two-year master’s program in psychology, 120 credits.