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15.8.2019 at 09:00 - 16.9.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Mon 16.9.2019
12:15 - 13:45


This course is open to students of Social Psychology in the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Social Sciences as well as those Social Psychology Bachelor's students who have a compulsory course in their old degree structure that corresponds to this course in the study correspondence table.

Students admitted to the course are primarily students of the respective subject area (social psychology) and the corresponding major (social psychology). Secondarily students with other subject areas and majors within the programme can be accepted. The third place in the order of enrollment is for students of the Bachelor of Social Sciences program whose study direction has not yet been specified.

SOSK-102 Social Psychology Spectacles, First Fitting or any introductory course to social psychology

After completing the course students understands the specifics of knowledge, especially everyday knowledge, and the basic processes of its formation at the individual, group, community and cultural levels. Students will learn and practice basic academic skills such as good written presentation and good argumentation.

1st – 2nd period of 3rd study year

The course introduces the specifics of knowledge, especially everyday knowledge, and its formation processes. During the course students will get acquainted with the research traditions of the field taking into account both classical studies and the latest developments.

The following texts will be made available to the students accepted to the course

  • Pirttilä-Backman, A-M. & Ahola, S. & Sakki, I (In press) Personal epistemologies and social representations – how they meet in people’s conceptions of the origin of human species. In Kallio, E. (ed.) Development of Adult Thinking: Perspectives from Psychology, Education and Human Resources. Routledge.
  • Sakki, I., Mäkiniemi, J-P., Hakoköngäs, E. & Pirttilä-Backman, A-M. (2014) Miten tutkia sosiaalisia representaatioita? Sosiaalilääketieteellinen aikakauslehti, 51, 4, s. 317–329. (Unpublished English translation “How to study social representations?)
  • Sakki, I., Menard. R., Pirttilä-Backman, A-M (2017). Sosiaaliset representaatiot: yhteisön ja mielen välinen silta. Teoksessa Gronow, A. et al. (toim.) Ihmismielen sosiaalisuus. Gaudeamus. Ss 104-129. (Unpublished English translation “Social representations: A bridge between community and mind”)

Supplementary literature will be announced during contact lessons.

On a scale of 0 to 5 (0 = rejected, 1 = passable, 2 = satisfactory, 3 = good, 4 = commendable, 5 = excellent)

1) Contact teaching (lectures, assignments and essay) and / or

2) e-learning, group meetings / discussions, learning tasks and / or

3) Literature examination