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Swayam

Social Psychology

Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu and CEC via Swayam

Overview

Social Psychology is one of the important areas of Social Sciences which tries to find out the characteristics of social behaviour of human beings. Man is a social animal and depends upon other individuals in every walk of life. Humans started their primitive life and in due course they formed groups and moved from one place to another and later formed Society. After forming groups and societies they have framed their own rules, norms & codes and had their leader under whom they led their way of life.
In modern society we have different kinds of groups and organisations and societies. A common man is able to get contact with different kinds of members, groups and societies in different situations. So, ultimately men makes the society and the society makes the man. Their social behaviour is based on the individual and the society with whom he is in contact. Hence Social psychology is interested in studying the various characteristics of social reaction and social behaviour. It studies the individual behaviour in relation to his fellow men or society. So, Social Psychology is a systematic study of human behaviour in relation to his environment and the society.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1
1.Introduction to Social Psychology-I2. Introduction to Social Psychology-II3.Nature, Scope and Methods of Social Psychology

Week 2
4.Social Norms,Rules and Status5.Religion and Society

Week 3
6. Human Behaviour- I7. Human Behaviour- II

Week 4
8. Dynamics of Human Behaviour -I9. Dynamics of Human Behaviour -II

Week 5
10. Psychology of Socialisation11. Socialization - I12. Socialization - II

Week 6
13. Self Concept and process of development of Self14. Psychology of Social interaction15. Mechanisms of Social Interactions

Week 7
16. Group Process - I17. Group Process - II

Week 8
18. Sociometry19. Public and Public opinion20. Propaganda - I21. Propaganda - II

Week 9
22. Social Psychology of Rumour23. Democracy & Stereotypes of Social Psychology
Week 10
24. Mass Behaviour - I25. Mass Behaviour - II26. Mass Behaviour - III27. Mass Behaviour - IV

Week 11
28. Leadership -I29. Leadership -II30. Leadership -III31. Leadership -IV

Week 12
32. Forms of Social Control33. Revolution and War -I34. Revolution and War -II35. Revolution and War -III

Taught by

Dr.Sobhana Mishra

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