Social psychology and Mass Media (specialization journalism)

Course Information
TitleΚοινωνική ψυχολογία και ΜΜΕ / Social psychology and Mass Media (specialization journalism)
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAntonios Gardikiotis
Course ID140000015

Programme of Study: UPS School of Journalism and Mass Communications (2010-today)

Registered students: 204
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GenericCompulsory Course325

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful of the course, students will be familiar with the basic theories of social psychology and the basic research approaches in social psychology. They will be able to implement social psychological theory to analyse communication problems, to evaluate scientific texts and to comprehend the differences between scientific and experiential approaches of social phenomena.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This module offers a basic introduction to social psychology. It discusses the theoretical tools of social psychology that can be employed in the understanding of the process of communication (in an interpersonal, intergroup and ideological level). It focuses on the connection of social psychological theory and scientific research in order to understand the relationship between the individual and the social context. Issues considered: Research methods; Social cognition; Social attribution; Attitudes; Group processes (performance, conflict, polarization); Social influence; Intergroup processes (stereotypes, prejudice, social identity); Interpersonal relations.
theory of social psychology, research, interpersonal, intergroup, ideological level of analysis
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
powerpoint presentations in class material via the moodle platform communication via email with students communication via the moodle platform
Course Organization
Reading Assigment753
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Final exams Brief essay
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Hogg, M.A., & Vaughan, G.M. (2010). Κοινωνική Ψυχολογία (Επιμ. Χαντζή, Α.). Αθήνα: Gutenberg
Additional bibliography for study
Augoustinos, M., & Walker, I. (1995). Social cognition: An integrated introduction. London: Sage. Brown, R. (1995). Prejudice: Its Social Psychology. Oxford: Blackwell. Brown, R., & Gaertner, S. L. (Eds.). (2001). Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Intergroup Processes. London: Blackwell. Brewer, M. B., & Miller, N. (1996). Intergroup Relations. Buckingham: Open University Press. Γαρδικιώτης, Α. (2008). Σύγχρονα θέματα κοινωνικής επιρροής. Αθήνα: Τυπωθήτω. Eagly, A. H., & Chaiken, S. (1993). The Psychology of Attitudes. London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Hogg, M. A., Tindale, R. S. (Eds.). (2001). Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology : Group Processes. London: Blackwell. Oakes, P. J., Haslam, S. A., & Turner, J. C. (1994). Stereotyping and Social Reality. Oxford: Blackwell. Παπαστάμου, Σ. (Επιμ.) (2001). Εισαγωγή στην Κοινωνική Ψυχολογία (ττ. Α’-Δ’). Αθήνα: Πεδίο. Turner, J. C. (1991). Social Influence. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
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