PSYCHOLOGY OF INTRA-GROUP AND INTER-GROUP RELATIONS (2015/2016)

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Course code
4S001379
Name of lecturer
Elena Trifiletti
Coordinator
Elena Trifiletti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IIA dal Feb 22, 2016 al Apr 24, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 10:10 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Lorenzi  
Wednesday 10:10 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B from Mar 16, 2016  to Mar 16, 2016
Thursday 10:10 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A  

Learning outcomes

This course focuses on intra-group and inter-group processes occurring in organizational contexts. The theoretical background is provided by Social Identity Theory (SIT; Tajfel & Turner, 1979) and Self-Categorization Theory (SCT; Turner, Hogg, Oakes, Reicher, & Wetherell, 1987). Organizations are the ideal context to study group dynamics, as they are internally structured groups, characterized by power and status hierarchies. In addition, professional identities often play a key role in the definition of the self, above and beyond other social identities, such as those based on gender, ethnicity or nationality. Through the theoretical background provided by SIT and SCT, the course aims to provide students with intellectual skills, such as critical reflection, analysis, and interpretation of intra-group and inter-group dynamics that occur within organizational contexts.

Syllabus

The course will be held in Italian and will cover the following topics:
-organizational identification and organizational commitment
-nested identities within organizations
-intra- and extraorganizational identities
-hierarchical relationships and leadership in groups
-effects of nested levels of categorization in work groups and organizations
-social identities in acquisitions and mergers
-intra-group cooperation and trust
-majority-minority relations within organizations
-effects of stigmatized social identities on performance

Readings:
Hogg, M. A., & Terry, D. J. (2003). Social identity processes in organizazional contexts. Psychology Press.
(The book is in print on demand, with 5-10 working days for printing and about 30 days for shipping)
Schmader, T., Johns, M., & Forbes, C. (2008). An integrated process model of stereotype threat effects on performance. Psychological Review, 115, 336-356.
(The article can be downloaded from Universe, http://universe.univr.it/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=univr)

Non attending students are invited to contact Elena Trifiletti via email to discuss the readings.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016