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Paper 4.1: Social Psychology

Unit Content Time (Hours) Domain
I Introduction

Definition, nature, scope, methods of social psychology

Groups: types and group formation

Leadership: meaning and types of leadership

Revealing experiences of participating in a group

Leadership analysis of 5 leaders in various areas

10

3

4

3

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

II Social Processes

Social perception: Concept and nature, Attribution theory and its application, Impression management.

Aggression: its causes and prevention

Pro-social behaviour and its measurement, Theories of kin selection theory, Bystander effect

Violence

Altruism

13

4

4

5

 

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Attitudes, Stereotypes, Prejudices and Discrimination

Attitude; nature, components, formation of attitudes

Measurement of attitudes, Persuasion, Cognitive dissonance.

Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination: nature, causes and strategies of reducing them

Gender Stereotypes in Indian society

Caste System in India

17

5

5

7

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books:

  1. Aronson, E., Wilson, T.D., Akert, R.M. (2010). Social Psychology. (7th ed.). Princeton: Printice Hall.
  2. Baron, R.A., Branscombe, N.R., Byrne, D. (2009). Social Psychology (12th ed.). Boston: Pearon/Allyn and Bacon.

 

Reference Books:

  1. Chadee. (2011). Theories in Social Psychology.Wiley-Blackwell.
  2. M. Jackson. (1988). Social Psychology, Past and Present: An Integrative Orientation. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  3. Rhodewalt. (2008). Personality and Social Behavior.Psychology Press.
  4. B. Eckes; H. M. Trautner. (2000). The Developmental Social Psychology of Gender.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  5. Abrams; M. A. Hogg; J. M. Marques. (2005). The Social Psychology of Inclusion and Exclusion.Psychology Press.
  6. Verkuyten. (2005). The Social Psychology of Ethnic Identity. Psychology Press,
  7. S. Rogers. (2005). Social Psychology: Experimental and Critical Approaches.Open University Press.
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