Checking date: 16/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Social Psychology
Bachelor in Political Science (Plan: 396 - Estudio: 205)

Coordinating teacher: ORRIOLS GALVE, LLUIS

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Political behavior Electoral analysis
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introductory elements of social Psychology 2. Knowledge, limited rationality, information process, bias and heuristics 3. Social identity and group dynamics in politics 4. Personality, emotions, political attitudes and beliefs 5. Research techniques in political psychology: the experiments
Learning activities and methodology
LECTURE SESSIONS: These are class presentations by the professor, supported by computer and audiovisual media, where the main concepts of the subject are developed, and materials and bibliography are provided to complement students' learning. REDUCED LECTURE SESSIONS: These sessions involve readings discussion, solving practical cases, problems, etc., posed by the professor either individually or in groups. TUTORING: Personalized assistance provided to students by the professor, either individually (individual tutoring) or in groups (group tutoring).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Cottam, Martha, Dietz-Uhler, Beth, Mastors, Elena, and Thomas Preston . Introduction to Political Psychology.. New York: Psychology Press.. 2004
  • Leonie Huddy, David O. Sears, and Jack S. Levy . The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology . Oxford University Press. 2013
  • Osborne, Danny and Sibley, Chris G. . The Cambridge Handbook of Political Psychology. Cambridge University Press. 2022
  • S. T. Fiske, D. T. Gilbert, and G. Lindzey. Handbook of social psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 2010

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.