Elective Course - Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

Course content

This course is concerned with human interactions within groups as well as relations between groups. On the one hand, members of groups face trade-offs between individual and collective outcomes. On the other hand, people often identify strongly with groups to which they belong. These two broad perspectives of interdependence and identity will guide our exploration of theoretical and empirical insights on (a) how human groups are constituted, (b) what promotes (and undermines) cooperation within groups, (c) causes and consequences of conflict between groups, and (d) how to reduce group-based discrimination. Though rooted in social psychology, the course takes a broad, interdisciplinary behavioural science perspective. Examples come from research on organisations, sports teams, political behaviour, and armed conflicts, among others. The classes will consist of short lectures, reading-based discussions, in-class activities, and work on a group research project.

Learning outcome

The purpose of these modules is to expand knowledge or put the psychological subject area into perspective through theoretical or empirical specialisation within subject areas within or related to psychology. Upon completion of the elective subject module within the Department of Psychology, students are able to:

  • describe and account for theories and empirical findings in the domain of group processes and intergroup relations;
  • describe and account for relevant methodological approaches in relation to group processes and intergroup relations, including economic games and field experiments;
  • explain and analyse theories and phenomena related to group processes and intergroup relations under supervision;
  • conduct research on group processes and intergroup relations under supervision.The purpose of these modules is to expand knowledge or put the psychological subject area into perspective through theoretical or empirical specialisation within subject areas within or related to psychology.Upon completion of the elective subject module within the Department of Psychology, students are able to:

This class will be taught through lectures, in-class discussions based on assigned readings, in-class activities, and a group research project.

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ECTS
10 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Type of assessment details
Written assignment
Set assignment prepared at beginning of the course submitted in Digital Eksamen according to the exam schedule.
The exam paper can be written in groups of maximum 3 students.
1 student max 12 pages, 2 students max 15 pages and 3 students max 18 pages
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Type of assessment details
Written assignment
Set assignment prepared at beginning of the course submitted in Digital Eksamen according to the exam schedule.
The exam paper can be written in groups of maximum 3 students.
1 student max 12 pages, 2 students max 15 pages and 3 students max 18 pages
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

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  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 30
  • English
  • 30

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
APSB11752U
ECTS
See exam description
Programme level
Bachelor
Duration

1 semester

10 weeks, starts week 9
Placement
Spring
Schedulegroup
B
Studyboard
Department of Psychology, Study Council
Contracting department
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Anthropology
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
Course Coordinator
  • Simon Hadlich   (3-76666b4373767c316e7831676e)
Saved on the 24-11-2022

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