Ensisijaisesti sosiaalipsykologian opintosuunnan opiskelijoille. Opintojakso on avoin osana vuorovaikutustutkimuksen opintokokonaisuuden valinnaisia opintoja myös muiden ohjelmien opiskelijoille, jos opintojaksolla on tilaa. Max 50 osallistujaa
Student understands the nature of agency concept and variation in social psychological theorizing about it. Student understands the core ideas regarding agency in Meadian views on interaction and dialogical reflective thinking, Goffman’s dramaturgical, frame analytical, and game theoretical perspectives on agency in interaction, as well as micro social constructionist approaches within discursive and rhetorical social psychology. Student knows how to problematize questions of agency from relational perspectives.
Ensimmäinen vuosi syksy periodi 2
The course gives an overview on agency concept and theories in relational strands of social psychology. Included are Meadian views on interaction and dialogical reflective thinking, Goffman’s dramaturgical, frame analytical, and game theoretical perspectives on agency in interaction, as well as micro social constructionist approaches to agency within discursive and rhetorical social psychology. To provide a uniting thematic framework and problematization for the course, special attention will be given to agent-principal –relation, or serving somebody, as a question of agency in the light of relational theorizing.
Related literature will be announced during the course.
Asteikolla 0-5 (0 = hylätty, 1 = välttävä, 2 = tyydyttävä, 3 = hyvä, 4 = kiitettävä, 5 = erinomainen)
The course consists of regular readings (texts to be read before each class); lectures; small group discussions in which readings, lectures, and illustrative empirical cases are processed; and concluding essay (10 pages) in which also optional readings or empirical exercises are utilized