SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY:
Social Psychology
Chair of Psychology
Social Psychology
Study: Social Work - 4. semester
Code: 31891
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Ninoslava Pećnik
doc. dr. sc. Ana Tokić Milaković
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Koraljka Modić Stanke - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 29. 01. 2020.
  • 12. 02. 2020.
  • 22. 04. 2020.
  • 03. 06. 2020.
  • 17. 06. 2020.
  • 01. 07. 2020.
  • 02. 09. 2020.
  • 16. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Social Psychology Social Work - 4. semester
4.0 31891
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Ninoslava Pećnik

to be arranged via e-mail 

Nazorova 51, room 2
doc. dr. sc. Ana Tokić Milaković

Tuesday: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m..

Nazorova 51, room Nazorova 51, soba 2A
Lecturer Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Koraljka Modić Stanke (Lectures) Nazorova 51, room 2A
Literature
Aronson, E., Wilson, T.D., Akert, R.M.; Socijalna psihologija. Poglavlja 1-13.; Zagreb: MATE (2005), str. 2-503
Pennington, D. C.; Osnove socijalne psihologije. Poglavlje:Socijalizacija.; Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap. (1997), str. 34-56, 58-66
Pećnik, N.; Prilog odbacivanju tjelesnog kažnjavanja djece.; Dijete i društvo, 10 (1/2) (2008), str. 99-117
Hewstone, M., Stroebe, W.; Socijalna psihologija: europske perspektive.; Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap. (2003)
Aronson, E., Wilson, T.D., Akert, R.M.; Socijalna psihologija.; Zagreb: MATE (2005), str. 504-589
Pennington, D. C.; Osnove socijalne psihologije. Poglavlje:Socijalizacija.; Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap. (1997)
Pećnik, N.; Suvremeni pogledi na dijete, roditeljstvo i socijalizaciju.; Dijete i društvo, 10 (1/2) (2008), str. 99-117
Pećnik, N., Tokić, A.; Roditelji i djeca na pragu adolescencije: Pogled iz tri kuta, izazovi i podrška; Zagreb: Ministarstvo obitelji, brnitelja i međugeneracijske solidarnosti (2011)
Description
Students will gain relevant knowledge from the area of social influence, interpersonal relations, psychology of small groups and processes between groups that contribute to the theoretical foundation of professional judgments, interventions and evaluation in social work. Furthermore, their sensitivity for complex social influences on the experience and behaviour of social workers in professional assessment and decision-making, as well as in conducting interventions with individuals and groups, will be enhanced.
Course description
- Socialisation processes. Application of attachment theory in social work. Parenting.
- Social cognition and social perception. Perception and assessment of others (making impressions, attribution theory, implicit personality theories). Sources of errors in observation and evaluation of persons- examples from social work practice.
- Attitudes (structure and functions, attitude determinants, consistency theories, relation between attitudes and behaviour, persuasion). Impact of social workers- attitudes on professional activities
- Interpersonal relations: Aggressive behaviour (theoretical explanation; situation determinants; means of reduction). Pro-social behaviour and altruism (theoretical explanation, situation determinants; promotion). Social support. Interpersonal attraction and love.
- Processes within the group: Group forming and structure. Group cohesion and norms. Group and social identity. Social categorization. Group dynamics and roles. Impact of the group to the behaviour of individuals. Social pressure and conformism. Indulgence and obedience to authority. Diffusion of responsibility. Leadership and power. Decision-making in a group.
- Processes between groups: Stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination. Roots of stereotypes and prejudices and means of their changing. Social welfare clients as objects of social prejudices.
- Conflicts between groups in community and conflict resolution.
Exam dates
29. 01. 2020.
12. 02. 2020.
22. 04. 2020.
03. 06. 2020.
17. 06. 2020.
01. 07. 2020.
02. 09. 2020.
16. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. define key concepts from the area of socialisation, social cognition and perception, attitudes and persuasion, interpersonal relations and group and intergroup relations

2. describe and explain processes at the heart of cognizance of social environment and social perception, and sources of mistakes in observing and assessing others.

3. describe and explain types of attitude, connection between attitude and behaviour and manners of reducing cognitive disonance and recognise possibilities of application in social work

4. analyse dominant theories in the area of socialisation, close relations, aggressive and prosocial behaviour and explain possibilities of application in social work

5. identify different intergroup processes and their influence during assessment and decision-making in social work

6. explain causes and effects of intergroup processes and propose manners of reducing prejudice and resolving conflicts

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will gain:

- ability of time management

- ability to independently learn

- basic computer skills

- ability to use e-learning systems (modules)

- ability to analyse and synthesise course contents

- ability to critically assess information

- ability to present arguments in group discussion

- ability to communicate with experts of similar areas (psychologists, sociologists, doctors)

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Forms of testing knowledge

Two mid-term examinations or a written examination

Testing learning outcomes 1-6.

Mid-term examinations and written examination consist of various forms of questions, such asmultiple choice questions (with one correct answer), true-false questions, completion questions and open-ended questions. The answer results in 0, 1/2 or 1 point, i.e. -1 points (if the students incorrectly answered the true-false type of question).

Oral examination

Testing learning outcomes 1-6-

Oral examination consists of three questions through which connection and understanding are tested.