Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AQH00602 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 社会心理学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Social Psychology
サカタ キリコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues3-4:IAS K108
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture-oriented class, PowerPoint will be used. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Psychology
Eligible Students
Keywords Self, Social cognition, Social influence, Interpersonal relationship, Group processes 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.

Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This lecture will provide basic knowledge on social psychology. 
Class Schedule lesson1: What is Social Psychology? Basic theories and research methods
lesson2: Mechanisms of interpersonal cognition/ Stereotype and Prejudice
lesson3: Social reasoning
lesson4: Function of the self
lesson5: Theories of interpersonal relations
lesson6: Mechanism of attitudinal and behavioral change  
lesson7: The dark side of group behavior
lesson8: Summary and final examination

Final examination will be conducted. 
The textbook is not used in this class.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, PowerPoint 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
1. Learn what social psychology aims for and how it conducts researches.
2-3.  Understand how the people perceive the social phenomena. 
4.  Understand constructions and  functions of self.
5.  Understand positive and negative functions of interpersonal relations.
6.  Understand processes and factors of influencing people.  
7.  Learn the positive and negative side of group or collective behavior.

Requirements Occasionally, psychological research or experiments will be introduced in the class. Some times, we may ask you to participate. If you can, please cooperate; it will greatly help you understand the lectures, too. Your cooperation is much appreciated. 
Grading Method Final Exam (About 70%), Short report(about 30%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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