Discovering the Mystery of the Ordinary Life. Social Psychology in Action
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Area of Study
Taught In English
A background in Psychology and Research Methods may prove helpful, but it is not compulsory.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The development of our life is embedded in a series of actions and interactions with others. Every day we meet and communicate with familiar and unfamiliar people, enter social situations with short-term immediate goals, and these are linked to broader long-term goals and ultimately to more fundamental motives (such as establishing social ties, understanding ourselves and others, gaining and maintaining status, defending ourselves and those we value, and attracting and so on). The course aims to examine our everyday social behavior and show the main psycho-social processes and the key factors shaping human acting, feeling, and thinking. A special focus will be on the role played by the culture in influencing the way we think of ourselves and act with others.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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