Explanation of the main theoretical orientations and definition of basic social psychology concepts that allow understanding human behavior in the social reality.
This subject contributes to the future political scientist the knowledge, skills and competences necessary to be able to understand the behavior of the people in the social environment. It provides a review of topics that will allow us to understand the psychosocial processes that influence human behavior, including social norms, attitudes, the formation of prejudices and stereotypes, or the influence of others on human behavior.
Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Cooperative learning: Develop active learning through cooperative working strategies among students and promote shared responsibility to reach group goals.
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
- Project-based learning: Realization of a project to solve a problem, applying acquired learning and promoting abilities related to planning, design, performing activities, and reaching conclusions.
Final grade of the subject: The final grade will be sum of the weighted grade of theory and practice, provided that each of the parts has been approved (5 before weighting).
The final grade of the subject is calculated as follows: 70% will correspond to the grade of the theoretical exam, while the practical part will be scored up to a proportion of 30% of the final grade of the subject.
It will be necessary to have presented and approved the practices to overcome the subject, both in ordinary and extraordinary convocation.
- Theoretical part: The evaluation of the theoretical part will consist of a test with test questions and short questions. The following correction formula will be applied for the part type test: (hits - (errors / k-1) / nº of questions), where k are the number of answer alternatives. The minimum passing mark will be 5.
- Practical part: The student can choose between the face-to-face and non-face-to-face mode at the beginning of the course.
a. Face-to-face: It will be evaluated according to the activity carried out in class, the tasks presented weekly and the final work. To choose this modality requires attendance to 80% of the sessions and the accomplishment of the weekly tasks.
b. Non-face-to-face method: It will be evaluated according to the work presented.