Interpersonal and intragroup relations

Study level: Undergraduate study programme in psychology
Lecturers: Dean Ajduković, Ph.D., Ajana Löw, Ph.D., Margareta Jelić, Ph.D.
Language: Croatian
Semester: 5th (winter)
Status: mandatory
Form of instruction with class hours: 30 hours of lectures, 15 hours of seminars, 15 hours of practical work
Prerequisites: Social perception and attitudes
Student evaluation: written and oral exam

Course description

Aggressive behavior and theories of aggression and social influence. Factors affecting aggressive behavior. Managing aggression. Domestic violence. Media, pornography and violence. Prosocial behavior and altruism: main theoretical approaches and models. Situational factors influencing prosocial behavior. Attractiveness and social interaction. Close relationships: friendship and intimate relations. Cooperation and competition. Forming and structure of groups. Group dynamics. Group cohesion and norms. Group influence on individual behavior. Social pressure and conformism groupthink. Social facilitation and inhibition. Group achievements, social lofting. Decision-making in groups. Compliance and obedience. Diffusion of responsibility. Authority and leadership.

Course objectives

The students will understand the scientific basis of causes and consequences of social transactions between individuals. They will be able to related these processes with personal experiences. They will understand the factors that influence the behaviors in groups and group processes.

Required readings

Aronson, E., Wilson, T. D. i Akert, R. M. (2005). Socijalna psihologija. Zagreb: Mate.

Recommended readings

Ajduković, M. i Pavleković, G. (Ur.) (2000). Nasilje nad ženom u obitelji. Zagreb: Društvo za psihološku pomoć.
Hewstone, M. i Stroebe, W. (2003.) Socijalna psihologija. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap.
Deaux, K., Dane, F.C. i Wrightsman, L.S. (1993). Social Psychology in the '90s. Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, Pacific Grove, California
Franzoi, S. L. (2000). Social Psychology. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
Myers, D. G. (1999). Social Psychology. McGraw-Hill, Inc.
Pećnik, N. (2003). Međugeneracijski prijenos zlostavljanja djece. Naklada Slap.
Pennington, D.C. (2004). Osnove socijalne psihologije. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap
Journal articles from:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
European Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology
European Review of Social Pscychology