Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ01301 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 社会行動論
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Current Directions in Social Psychology
サカタ キリコ,コミヤ アスカ,キタカジ ヨウコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues1-4:IAS K106
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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On-demand lecture  and face-to-face exercises 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Psychology
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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This class will focus on human social behavior. Especially,  knowledge of influences of socioechological environment on human mind and knowledge of dynamics of human group behavior will be provided. 
Class Schedule The section of cultural psychology (8 lessons, Komiya)
Lesson 1: Introduction: What is Cultural Psychology?
Lesson 2: Culture and Self
Lesson 3: Japaneseness
Lesson 4: Interlude: Society and Human Behavior
Lesson 5: Two Meanings of Adaptation and Socio-Ecological Approach
Lesson 6: Japaneseness from a different perspective
Lesson 7: Guest Talk (TBA)
Lesson 8: Discussion
The section of group dynamics (7 lessons, Sakata)
Lesson 9: Introduction: What is group dynamics?
Lesson 10: Power and Influences
Lesson 11: Leadership 1
Lesson 12: Leadership 2
Lesson 13: Diversity & inclusion
Lesson 14: Diversity and leadership
Lesson 15: Discussion

Two reports will be demanded. 
No textbook.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, PowerPoint 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Lessons 1-8:
Please try to understand trends in cultural psychology and its methodology.

Lesson 9-15: Understand group dynamics and leadership.
Requirements Lessons 1-7:
- Students will be required to make a presentation at least once.
- Course contents may change based on the number/interests of students.
- Students must have basic knowledge to read English psychological articles.
Grading Method Final report (80%), Participation in discussion (20%) 
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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