At the end of this course, the students; 1) They can exemplify the effects of groups in daily life. 2) They can evaluate the effect of groups on the individual. 3) They can distinguish in-group and inter-group behavior. 4) They can discuss current group relations in the context of group theories. 5) They can compare the causes and possible solutions of intra-group and intergroup conflicts.
MODE OF DELIVERY
Face to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT
The aim of this course is to provide information about internal dynamics of group and group behavior of the individual. In this course, students learn about the factors affecting formation, development, and maintenance of groups within the framework of social psychology theories and models. Culture and structure of the groups, groups, organizations, and community relations will be addressed. The individual-group relationship, mutual dependency and conflict, individuals' attachment to group and tendency to be involved to the group will be discussed as well as in decision-making within the group, leadership and team management.
What is a Group?
Formation of Groups
Groups, Organizations, and Society
Leaders, Group Decision Making, and Team Management
Group Structure and Culture
Why Do People Join in Groups?
The Effect of Groups on Individual Performance
Conflict and Trust
Group Norms, Group Cohesiveness, and Group Socialization
Theories of Intergroup Relations
Improving Intergroup Relations
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
Hogg, M. A., & Abrams, D. (Ed.). (2001). Intergroup relations. Philadelphia: Psychology Press. Baron, R. S., & Kerr, N. (2003). Group process, group decision, group action (2nd ed.). Buckingham, UK: Open University Press.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)
Preparation for Quiz
Individual or group work
Preparation for Final exam
Preparation for Midterm exam
Laboratory (including preparation)
Total Workload / 30
ECTS Credits of the Course
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES (KLO) / MATRIX OF LEARNING OUTCOMES (LO)