PSYE202 Social Psychology: Cognitive Processes


The aim of the course is to introduce to the students the discipline of social psychology. Special attention is paid to the methodology of social-psychological research. The accent in the course is on the specific cognitive processes during the person-situation interaction. Lectures are followed by seminars giving the students opportunity to analyze and discuss different empirical data.

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Психология (на английски език)


доц. Елена Паспаланова  д-р
доц. Пенка Христова  д-р

Описание на курса:


1) знаят:

- the basic theoretical approaches for understanding the social behavior of the individual;

- the methodology of social-psychological research;

- the fundamental theories and constructs in the field of social cognition.

2) могат:

- to analyze and critically evaluate data from social-psychological studies;

- to present verbally results of social-psychological experiments and their interpretation.

Предварителни изисквания:
Sufficient listening, reading and writing skills in English (level C1) as well as introductory courses in Psychology from the 1st year of their education.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Литература по темите:


Aronson, Elliot (2007). The Social Animal, (10th edition). Worth Publishers

Brehm, Sharon S., Saul M. Kassin (1996). Social psychology, (3th edition),


Kunda, Ziva (2000). Social cognition. Making sense of people, MIT press, Cambridge.

Rogers, Wendy Stainton (2003). Social psychology. Experimental and critical approaches. Open University Press

Augostinos, Marta, Iain Walker (1995). Social cognition. An integrated introduction. Sage Publications

Hewstone, Miles, Antony S.R. Manstead, Wolfgang Stroebe (Eds.) (1997). The Blackwell reader in social psychology. Blackwell Publishers Ltd.

Flether, Karl J.O., Margaret S. Clark (Eds.) (2001). Blackwell handbook of social psychology: Interpersonal processes. Blackwell Publishers

Ross, Lee, Richard E. Nisbett (1991). The person and the situation. Perspectives in social psychology. McGraw-Hill Publishing company

Средства за оценяване:

50% test

25% presentation and participation in class discussions

25% course work and class attendance