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Groups and Inter-Group Relations (2 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: L5212
Acronym: L5212
Level: 1st Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): English
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 12.0 h/sem 18.0 h/sem 9.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 40.0 h/sem 110.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2016/2017
Pre-requisites Does not apply
Objectives To allow the analysis and the understanding of attitudes and human behaviour of individuals in terms of their membership in groups and their participation in intergroup relations within their socio-cognitive contexts.
Program A. Problems, basic concepts and the dynamic of groups and the relations between groups

CP1. What are groups?

CP2. Phenomena and characteristics of behaviour within groups

CP3. Prejudice, stereotypes and social discrimination

B. Theories, paradigms and research results in intergroup relations.

CP4. Classical and cognitive explanations of prejudice and stereotypes

CP5. Intergroup relations, the self and social identity

CP6. Emotions in intergroup relations

C. Contexts and applications of the intergroup perspective

CP7. Interdependency of processes within and between groups

CP8. Psychology of the crowd

CP9. Approaches of change and reduction of prejudice
Evaluation Method Continuous evaluation regime or final exam. To participate in the regime of continuous evaluation students should complete the following components:
- one individual work (max. 5 pages) with a critical review of an article/chapter the course (30%)
- one thematic presentation in the TP lectures in small groups (35%)
- a test (35%)

To pass, a student has to achieve grades of at least 7.5 in each of the three evaluations and to achieve a final grade equal or higher than 9.5.
Teaching Method - Theoretical lectures
- Intensive reading
- Theoretical-practical lectures with discussions of articles and book chapters and with presentations
- Tutorials and practical work in small groups

Observations Allthough teaching language is English, students can speak and discuss also in Portuguese.
Basic Bibliographic Allport (1954) The Nature of Prejudice. Cambridge: Perseus (Chapt. 1-4)

Brown (2010). Prejudice: Its social psychology (2nd Ed.). Chichester: Wiley-B.

Forsyth (2010). Group Dynamics, 5th Ed. Belmont: Wadsworth., Chapt. 1, 3-6, 9, 10

Hogg & Vaughan (2011) Social Psychology (6th Ed.). Harlow: Pearson, Chapt. 4, 8, 10, 11

Jesuíno (2004) Estruturas e processos de grupo. In Vala & Monteiro (Eds) Psicologia social (6ª ed.). Lisboa: Gulbenkian.

Monteiro, M.B. (2013).Relações intergrupais. In Vala, J. e M. B. Monteiro, Psicologia Social (9ª edição, Cap. X). Lisboa: Gulbenkian.

Smith & Mackie (2007). Social psychology (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Psy Press. (chapt.5, 9, 12)

Tajfel, H. & Turner, J. C. (1986). The social identity theory of intergroup behavior. In Austin & Worchel (Eds.), Psychology of intergroup relations (pp. 7-24). Chicago: Nelson-Hall.

Tajfel (1982). Grupos humanos e categorias sociais. Lisboa: Horizonte.
Complementar Bibliographic Hamilton & Gifford (1976) Illusory Correlation in Interpersonal Perception: A Cognitive Basis of Stereotypic Judgments. J. of Exp. Soc Psy, 12, 392-407

Hogg (2001): Social Categorization, Depersonalization, and Group Behavior. In Tindale & Hogg (Eds.)

Marques et al. (2001): Social Categorization, Social Identification & Rejection of Deviant Group Members. In: Tindale & Hogg (Eds.)

Pettigrew & Tropp (2006) A Meta-Analytic Test of Intergroup Contact Theory. J. of Pers and Soc Psy, 90, 5, 751-783

Reicher, S. (2001): The Psychology of Crowd Dynamics.  In: Tindale, S. & Hogg, M. (Eds.):

Steele & Aronson (2000) Stereotype Threat and the Intellectual Test Performance of African Americans. In: Stangor, C. (ed.) Stereotypes and prejudice (pp. 369-389). Philadelphia: Psy Press

Tindale & Hogg (Eds.): Blackwell handbook of social psychology: Group processes. Oxford: Blackwell

Tindale et all (2001) Shared Cognition in Small Groups. In: Tindale, S. & Hogg, M. (Eds.)