INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Management
2017-2018

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
MAN 120 Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 4 2 + 2 101 Engliah

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Nereida Hadžiahmetović, Assist. Prof. Dr. Assist. Prof. Dr. Nereida Hadziahmetovic Nereida Hadžiahmetović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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The study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. This course addresses a wide range of subjects including aggression, attitudes, conflict, conformity, cooperation, group behavior, interpersonal attraction, obedience, prejudice and discrimination.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Social Psychology is the scientific study of how our behaviors, thoughts, and emotions are affected by the real or imagined presence of other people. This broad definition will lead us into topics such as the self, social cognition, conformity, attitudes & persuasion, stereotyping, attraction, aggression, and pro-social behavior. The theories and ideas we will discuss in this class apply to almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives as well as business life, and thus I hope you will find that Social Psychology is both an important and exciting course. Class will involve lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and videos if available. Although this is a large class, class discussion is encouraged and expected. It is important to keep up with the reading for the class

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introducing Social Psychology
  2. The Self in a Social World
  3. Social Beliefs and Judgments.
  4. Behavior and Attitudes.
  5. Genes, Culture, and Gender.
  6. Conformity and Obedience
  7. Persuasion
  8. MIDTERM EXAM
  9. Group Influence
  10. Prejudice: Disliking Others
  11. Aggression: Hurting Others
  12. Attraction and Intimacy: Liking and Loving Others
  13. Helping
  14. Conflict and Peacemaking.
  15. Review

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)130
    Presentation110
    Term Paper115
    Attendance5
    Final Exam140
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Understanding basic conepts in Social Psychology and Behavior
    • Understanding oneself
    • Understanding others in the social context
    • Improvng assertiveness
    • Master control
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Social Psychology, David G. Myers 11th Edition, McGraw Hill

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15115
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination7214
    Preparation for Final Examination8216
    Assignment / Homework/ Project4312
    Seminar / Presentation2510
    Total Workload: 101
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 4