Lecture Notes

WEEK # UNITS # TOPICS
Phase 1: Didactic orientation
1 1.1

Welcome. A definition of the situation (PDF)

Individuals and groups; sets and settings

Start of the 9.70/08 collaborative learning system lifecycle; housekeeping

2 1.2 The science of social psychology and vice versa I: Paradigm 1: modern scientific approach: substantive, procedural and ethical issues (PDF)
3 1.3 The science of social psychology and vice versa II: Paradigm 2: participatory action research: a complementary "Systems" approach (PDF)
Phase 2: Collaborative inquiry phase - part 1
4 2.1 A "Family Systems" approach to the diagnosis and treatment of psychosomatic disorders in adolescence (PDF)
5 2.2 Self and society "Social Norms" "Conformity and Deviance" Obedience to authority What is "human nature?" (PDF)
6 2.3 Media Inc: mass communication, propaganda, and persuasion meaning and power in human systems (PDF)
7 2.4 Social cognition: beliefs, values and practices in human systems; the social construction of reality (PDF)
Phase 2: Collaborative inquiry phase - part 2
8 2.5 Justifying ourselves and judging others reification: us and them; attribution; multiple sources of social influence (PDF)
9 2.6 Confronting violence and aggression: the medicalization of deviance; naming and taming: the power to give names and enforce definitions (PDF)
10 2.7 Overcoming prejudice and discrimination: are the causes of our problems "In our genes?" (PDF)
11 2.8 Attaining humanecological sustainability: viewing the future from a plurality of perspectives (PDF)
Phase 3: Final projects
12 3.1

Forming/Storming

Identifying and organizing end-of-term projects; refining evaluation criteria

13 3.2

Storming/Norming

Working on final projects; finalizing production and distribution of evaluation forms

14 3.3

Performing

Presenting final projects; completing evaluations and filing final grading forms

End of the 9.70/09 collaborative learning system lifecycle