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Basic Socialpsychology 7.5 credits

Grundläggande socialpsykologi
First cycle, S0052A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 2 - 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 + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 1a/1b/1c, Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 (specifik entry A5). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics A, Social Studies A (specifik entry 5)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
At the end of the course students should be able to:
•    describe the meaning of a range of social psychology's basic theories and concepts
•    identify theories and concepts in relation to the areas of social interaction, social cognition and the sociology of emotions.
•    explain the differences between sociological social psychology and psychological social psychology
•    present selected examples of social psychological analysis
•    describe how a number of social psychology perspectives is applied in social psychology analysis.

The field of social psychology, it's origin and evolution. The division between a sociological social psychology and a psychological social psychology. Particular emphasis on theories of social interaction, social cognition and sociology of emotions constitute the core of the course. Introduction of the dramaturgical perspective of social action and it´s application in a classic social psychological study of social interaction.

The course is conducted with lectures and literature seminars. Some of the seminars includes group presentations of assigned literature. Active participation in the seminars is mandatory. The course concludes with a written examination.

Active participation in three seminars and participation in oral presentations of assigned literature corresponds to 3.0 hp. The written examination contains a selection of theories and concepts from assigned literature and corresponds to 4,5 hp.

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
Replaces P0043A for admitted fr.o.m H12

Leif Berglund

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Heidegren, Carl-Göran & Wästerfors, David (2008) Den interagerande människan. Malmö: Gleerups.
Hinton, Perry R. (2003) Stereotyper, kognition och kultur. Lund: Studentlitteratur
Goffman, Erwing (2013) Jaget och maskerna. Stockholm: Norstedts
Wettergren, Åsa (2013). Emotionssociologi. Malmö: Gleerups

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0004Written examU G VG4.50MandatoryA19
0005SeminarsU G#3.00MandatoryA19

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 Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 04 Oct 2012

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 21 Aug 2020