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Social Psychology II 7.5 credits

Socialpsykologi II
First cycle, S0025A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and completed the following courses with at least a passing grade; Basic Theory in Sociology (S0015A) 7,5 credits, Organisation and work sociology (S0016A) 7,5 credits, Basic Socialpsychology (S0052A) 7,5 credits, Essay writing in sociology (S0060A) 7,5 credits, Theory of science in Sociology (S0046A) 7,5 credits and Methods in sociology I (S0047A) 15 credits, or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • identify different variants of social psychological theory
  • account for identity creation problems in modern society
  • describe ritualized forms of social interaction
  • explain various theories of groups, group processes and leadership
  • identify key differences between interactionistic and actor-oriented social psychology.

The course covers an overview of various social psychological approaches. Depression occurs if modernity specific social psychological problems and conditions. Social ritualers importance for social interaction, personal development and well-being. Aspects of the groups socialpyskologiska problems with terms of belonging, cohesion, internal and external relations, and leadership.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Implementation of the course is done with introductory lectures on assigned literature and follow-up seminars. Active participation in seminars is mandatory. The course ends with an individual's work which is recorded in a written report.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The individual written report corresponds to 4.0 credits.
Participation in the seminar include 3.5 credits.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Transition terms
Substitutes Socialpsychology ARS301/S0001A.

Leif Berglund

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Collins, Randall (2004) Interaction Ritual Chains. Oxford: Princeton University Press.
Giddens, Anthony (1997) Modernitet och självidentitet. Självet och samhället i den senmoderna epoken. Göteborg: Daidalos (valda delar)
Svedberg, L (2000): Gruppsykologi. Om grupper, organisationer och ledarskap. Lund: Studentlitteratur
Lindblom, Jonas & Stier, Jonas (red.) (2011) Det socialpsykologiska perspektivet. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0004SeminarsU G#3.50MandatoryA15
0006Individual reportU G VG *4.00MandatoryA16

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by 14 Dec 2007

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 17 Feb 2021