Applied Social Psychology


Course Objective

To learn how social psychology is used in applied settings to understand
and ameliorate social problems.

Course Content

Social psychology generates scientific insights that have wide-ranging
implications for everyday life. Over the last decades, social psychology
theory and research has been applied to many societal areas, including
health, prosocial behavior, poverty, leadership, management, coaching,
relationship counseling, sustainability, nature and well-being.

In this course, an overview will be given of the main ways in which
social psychology can be applied by inviting experts from within and
outside the department to present their applied research to you. We will
also consider how social psychological approaches can be fruitfully
combined with sociological, economic, political, organizational, and
evolutionary perspectives to tackle societal issues.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Exam (open-end questions) (50%), assignments (50%)


Selected articles, to be announced via Canvas.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at Research Masters students in Social
Psychology only.

Additional Information

Students from the research master Social Psychology will attend the
lectures of this course.

General Information

Course Code P_MAPPLSP
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. J. Sierksma
Examiner dr. J. Sierksma
Teaching Staff dr. M. Kandrik
dr. J. Sierksma

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture