Social and Political Psychology

Socialna in politična psihologija

Course credits:

6.0 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 30 hours of exercises, 0 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Vlado Miheljak






Second semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Social Informatics
  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology
  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology - Human Resources Management

Short content

The forming of contemporary social psychology - Historical overview ;paradigm; theoretical pluralism in psychology. Cognitive processes and construction of the social world - basic cognitive processes included in the social world construction. Social comparison between groups; social categorization and social identity. Forming of stereotypes as a biased catego-rization of the world. Psychology of social influence, social power – socialpsychological dimensions of influence. Psychology of attitudes and prejudices – forming and influencing/changing of attitudes, attitudes’ influence on behavior; psychological characteristics of prejudices and discrimination; early socialization and prejudices, personality factors in prejudices. Psychology of groups and psychological processes in a group – igroup structure, structure of roles, communication and emotion; group dynamic;Psychology of social interaction. Prosocial and asocial behavior – factors of altruistic behavior, altruism and egoism; aggression and violence: theoretical explanations of aggression; emotions and aggression; mass media and aggressive behavior Political psychology – differentiation between social psychology and political psychology; subject and methods of political psychology. Political culture and political socialization; Studies of authoritarian personality, studies of dogmatism. Psychology of leadership, psychosocial traits of a leader,. Psychology of social processes and relations. Psychology of crowds. Psychology of mass media; psychology of social movements,

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Curriculum was last modified on: 04.06.2020