Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Attached documents
Year 2023
Class code A6237
Previous Class code
Previous Class title (Interpersonal Relations II)
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 金3/Fri.3
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 市Y‐Y401
Grade 2~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes)
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title ×
Category (commenced 2024 onwards)
Category (commenced 2020-2023) 200-level Intermediate Courses(中級)
Category (commenced 2016-2019) 200-level Intermediate Courses
Culture and Society

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
This is an introductory course in social psychology, the scientific study of how we view and influence one another. Students are introduced to the theories, research methods, and seminal findings of social psychology. Social Psychology II will focus on social relations and intergroup dynamics, covering topics such as close relationships, helping and aggression, group influence, prejudice, and peacemaking. Social Psychology I and II will complement each other to provide an overview of the main content areas of social psychology.

【到達目標 / Goal】
This course will introduce students to the perspectives, research methods, and empirical findings in the field of social psychology and cultivate skills in analyzing the social situations and events that we encounter in our everyday lives. By the end of the course, students will be able to (1) identify and understand major theories, principles, and research findings in the field of social psychology, (2) apply social psychological theories and principles to real-life experiences, and (3) critically evaluate social psychological theories and research. In Social Psychology II, students will be able to answer the following questions: How are we influenced by our environment and by other people? What causes relationships to begin or fail? Why are people sometimes helpful, but at other times aggressive or even cruel? How does the presence of others influence individual performance and decision? What leads to prejudice and what can be done about this problem?

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )
Methods of instruction include lectures, films, individual and small group activities, and discussions. Students will engage in various hands-on activities and experiments to experience the concepts they learn in class. Students will be asked to reflect on their daily experiences and share examples that illustrate these concepts. Student will receive feedback from the lecturer in the form of in-class comments, feedback to comments/questions posted online, and written comments to any assignments that are handed in.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】
授業形態 / methods of teaching:対面/face to face

回 / No. 各回の授業形態予定 / methods of teachingテーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 オンライン/onlineIntroduction Introduction
2 対面/face to faceAttraction What increases liking?
3 対面/face to faceClose Relationships 1 What causes relationships to begin or fail?
4 対面/face to faceClose Relationships 2 Group Work I
5 対面/face to faceProsocial Behavior When and why we help (or don’t help)?
6 対面/face to faceAggression What are the determinants of aggression?
7 対面/face to faceReview and Midterm Exam Review and midterm exam (weeks 1-6)
8 対面/face to faceGroup Influence 1 Task performance in groups
9 対面/face to faceGroup Influence 2 Group Work II
10 対面/face to faceGroup Influence 3 Decision-making in groups
11 対面/face to faceStereotyping and Prejudice 1 What causes stereotypes and prejudice?
12 対面/face to faceStereotyping and Prejudice 2 Group Work III
13 対面/face to faceConflict and Peacemaking What causes conflict? How can we encourage peacemaking?
14 対面/face to faceReview and Final Exam Review and final exam (weeks 8-13)

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Students should review their notes and read the assigned readings before each class and be able to explain the major concepts and theories they have learned. To test their understanding of the material, students must complete short online quizzes. If there are any parts they do not fully understand, students are encouraged to consult the lecturer during class, post a question/comment online, or go through related references. They must also download and print out handouts prior to each class and bring them to class to take notes. Occasionally, students will also be assigned homework (worksheets, questionnaires, etc). Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
No textbook will be used.

【参考書 / References】
Myers, D. G. & Twenge, J. (2022). Social Psychology (14th ed.) McGraw-Hill.

The reference book will be available in the library and the GIS Reference Room for those who wish to learn about each topic in more detail. Handouts and reading materials are on the course website.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Students are evaluated by means of two exams (25% each), in-class activities/online quizzes (20%), group work (20%), and class participation (10%).

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
Not applicable, due to change in lecturer.

【その他の重要事項 / Others】
Social Psychology I and II can be taken in reverse order (II and then I). Students who have taken and passed Statistics and introductory courses in psychology (e.g., Introduction to Psychology I/II, Developmental Psychology) may be given priority in the selection. Students are strongly encouraged to take this class if they intend to enroll in Self and Culture seminar or Advanced Topics in Social Psychology (300-level).