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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (General and Applied)

A course of four two-hour periods per week„ with practical work throughout the year. No correspondence courses are given.

Sи.Lлвцs. (Lectures and discussion classes.)

A. General Social Psychology. Scientific method applied to social behaviour.

The measurement of attitudes. Formation and change of attitudes. Obser- vation of social behaviour. Interviewing. Group dynamics. Leaderships.

Social Structure. Status and role behaviour. Communication.

Social surveys.

B. Social Psychology applied to Education. Educational Institutions and Roles. Communication, motivation and social conditions for learning.

Interpersonal relationships and social adjustment. Sociometry in the classroom. Principles and techniques in vocational guidance. Special pтоb lems of individual children in group situations.

C. Social Psychology applied to Industry. Industrial Institutions and Roles.

Problems of the transition to work. Principles and techniques in vocational guidance and personnel selection. Motivation and morale. Job satisfaction.

Social factors related to productivity and dissatisfaction at work. Com- munication. Consumer research.

PRACTICAL WORK. One hundred and fifty hours during the year on observa- tional, survey and experimental methods and on field work relating to the above course.

Nютг All students take Part A of this course and either Part B or Part C.

Воокs. (a) Prescribed text-books:

*Argyle, M: The Scientific Study of Social Behaviour. (Methuen, 1957.)

*Cartwright, D., and Zander, A.-Group Dynamics. (Tavistock, 1953.)

*Festinger, L., and Katz, D.-Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences.

(Dryden, 1953.)

*Newcomb, Т.—Social Psychology. (Dryden, 1950.) (b) Recommended for reference:

Part A

Asch, S. E.—Social Psychology. (Prentice-Hall, 1952.)

Eysenck, H. J.The Psychology of Politics. (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1954.) Lewin, K.—Field Theory in Social Science. (Harper, 1951.)

Lindzey, G. (ed.)—Handbook of Social Psychology, 2 vols. (Addison- Wesley, 1954.)

Maccoby, E., Newcomb, T. M.,. and Hartley, E.—Readings in Social Psychology. (3rd ed., Methuen, 1959.)

Merton, R. К.-Social Theory and Social Structure. (Revised ed., The Free

Press, 1957.) .


°eser, O. A., and Emery, F.



Structure and Personality in a Rural Community. (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1954.)

°eser, O. A., and Hammond, S. В.


Structure and Personality in a City. (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1954.)

Sellitz, C., Jahoda, M., Deutsch, M., and Cook,


W.—Research Methods in Social Relations. (Revised ed., Holt, 1959.)

Part B

Fleming, C. M. Adolescence, Its Social Psychology. (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1948.)

°eser, O. A.


Pupil and Task. (Tavistock, 1955.)

Ottáway, A. , K. C, Education and Society. (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1953.)

Warner, W. L., Havighurst, R. I., and Loeb, M. 'B.—Who Shall be Educated. (Harper, 1944.)

Port C

Ghiselli, E. E., and Brown, C.-Personnel and Industrial Psychology.

(2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, 1955.)

Herzberg, F., et al—Job Attitudes. (Psychological Service of Pittsburg, 1957.) Lafitte,




Structure and Personality in the Factory. (Routledge and

Kegan Paul, 1958.)

Viteles, M. S. Motivation and Morale in Industry. (Staples, 1954.)

EXAMINATION. Three 3-hour papers. Candidates must submit satisfactory laboratory and field notebooks. Honour candidates will be expected to attain a higher standard throughout their course and in the examinations.

PSYCHOLOGY PART III (General Experimental Psychology) A course of four 2-hour sessions per week throughout the year.

SYLLAВUs. The course provides training in some experimentaltechniques and theoretical foundations of psychology with special reference to perception, learning and thinking. Training in psychometric methods is included.

(a) Experimental work. The aim of the practical class is to familiarize students with present day techniques of threshold measurement and with a number of classical and contemporary experiments in this field. The ex- periments will range from demonstrations to independent work. Facilities for work with animal subjects are available.

(b) Lectures. The lectures will provide an introduction to standard material in the field of experimental,- comparative and physiological psychology.

They will include material concerning the foundations of mental measure- ment. Intending students should consult a recognized text as an illustration of the content of the course.

Booкs. The main references for the course are :

Broadbent, D. E.—Perception and Communication. (Pergamon, 1958.) Cronbach, L.


of Psychological Testing. (Harpers, 1949.) Guilford, J. P.Psychometric Methods. (2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, 1954.)

*Hilgard, E. R.—Theories of Learning. (2nd ed., Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1956.)

Morgan, C. T., and Stellar,


Psychology. (McGraw-Hill, 1951.)

Osgood, C.


and Theory in Experimental Psychology. (0.U.P., 1953.)

Stevens, S.


of Experimental Psychology. (Wiley, 1951.) Wenger, M. A., Jones, and


Psychology. (Holt, 1956.)

*Woodworth, R. S., and Schlosberg,

H. Experimental

Psychology. (Methuen, 1955.)

EXAMINATION. Two 3-hour papers. Satisfactory laboratory notebooks must be submitted. Honour candidates will he expected to attain a higher standard through- out the course and in the examinations.


A third year course of two lectures and one tutorial class per week, together with practical work and discussion classes. No correspondence courses are given.

No evening classes are held.

SYLLaвús. (Lectures, tutorials and discussion classes.) Introduction to theories of genesis of anxiety. Defence mechanisms and symptom formation. Clinical inter- viewing. Classification of behaviour disorders. Learning theories and behaviour disorder. Introduction to the theory and practice of clinical psychological procedures, and the professional functions of the clinical psychologist. The social importance of behaviour disorder.

PRACTICAL Wоaк. For undergraduate students, one hundred and fifty hours on the practice of psychological testing, including an elementary introduction to the projective techniques. At least one case-study in extenso. Students will be allocated to psychiatric clinics for part of their practical work, and will attend lecture- demonstrations at Mental Hospitals.

Booкs. Students will be expected to consult relevant sections of the following as they are referred to in class, and read Journal references as they are given through- out the year. Essential references are marked with an asterisk, and are obligatory reading for this course.

*Abt, L. E., and Bellak, L. (eds.)-Projective Psychology. (Grove Press, 1959.) Aldrich, C. K. Psychiatry for the Family Physician. (McGraw-Hill, 1955.)

*Anderson, H. H., and Anderson, G. L. (eds.)-Introduction to Projective Techniques. (Prentice-Hall, 1951.)

*Bell, J. E.-Projective Techniques. (Longmans Green & Co., 1948.)

*Bellak, L., and Kellak, S. S.-The T.A.T. and C.A.T. in Clinical Use. (Grune

& Stratton, 1953.)

Bowlby, J.-Maternal Care and Mental Health. (World Health Organization, 1951.)

*Brenner, C. An Elementary Text Book of Psychoanalysis. (Doubleday, 1957.) Brower, D., and Abt, L. E. (eds.)-Progress in Clinical Psychology, Vol. III.

(Grune & Stratton, 1958.)

Caplan, G. (ed.)-Emotional Problems of Early Childhood. (Basic Books, 1955.)

Cronbach, L.-Essentials of Psychological Testing. (2nd ed., Harper, 1960.) Dollard, J., and Miller, N. E. Personality and Psychotherapy. (McGraw-

Hill, 1950.)

Eissler, R. S. et al-Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. (International Uni- versities Press, 1945-59.)

Erikson, E. H.-Childhood and Society. (Norton, 1950.)

Eysenck, H. J.-Uses and Abuses of Psychology. ( Penguin, 1953.)

Eysenck, H. J.-The Dynamics of Anxiety and Hysteria. (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1957.)

Fenichel, 0.-The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis. (Norton, 1950.) Ford, C. S., and Beach, F. A. Patterns of Sexual Behaviour. (Eyre &

Spottiswoode, 1952.)

*Freud, A.-The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence. (Hogarth, 1937.) Freud, S.-The Problem of Anxiety. (Norton, 1936.)

*Freud, S. Aп Autobiographical Study. (Hogarth, 1949.)

*Freud, S.-Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality. (Imago, 1949. )

*Freud, S.-The Psychopathology of Everyday Life. (Pelican, 1939.) Freud, S.-New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis. (Hogarth, 1946.) Freud, S. An Outline of Psychoanalysis. (Hogarth, 1949.)

*Hall, C. S.-A Primer of Freudian Psychology. (Mentor, 1955.) Hall, C. S., and Lindzey, G.-Theories of Personality. (Wiley, 1957.) Healy, W., Bronner, A. F., and Bowers, A. M.-The Structure and Meaning of

Psychoanalysis. (Knopf, 1930.)

Henry, William-The Analysis of Fantasy. (Wiley, 1956.)

Hoch, P., and Zubin, J. (eds.)-Psychopathology of Childhood. (Grune &

Stratton, 1955.)

Hoch, P., and Zubin, J. (eds.)-Relation of Psychological Tests to Psychiatry.

(Grune & Stratton, 1952.)

*Horst, P. (ed.)—The Prediction of Personal Adjustment. (Social Science Research Council, 1941.)

Hunt, J. McV. (ed.)—Personality and the Вehávïour Disorders. (2 vols.) ( Ronald, 1944.)

Kubie, L. Practical and Theoretical Aspects of Psychoanalysis.- (International Universities Press, 1950.)

Lippman, Н.-Treatment of the Child in Emotional Conflict. (McGraw-Hill, 1956.)

Marx, M. H: Psychological Theory. (Macmillan, 1951.)

*Мау, R. R.—The Meaning of Anxiety. (Ronald, 1950.)

*Meares, A.—The Medical Interview. (Charles C. Thomas, 1957.)

Mowrer, 0..H: Learning. Theory and Personality Dynamics. (Ronald, 1950.) Mowrer, 0. H. (ed.)—Psychotherapy—Theory and Research. (Ronald, 1953.) Pearson, G. Emotional Disorders of Children. (G. Allen, 1957.)

Pearson, G.—Psychoanalysis and the Education of the Child. (Norton, 1954.) Rose, A. M. (ed.)—Mental Health and Mental Disorder. A Sociological

Approach. (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1956.)

*Samson, S. B.—The Clinical Interaction. (Harper, 1954.) . Sarason, S. B.—Psychological Problems in Mental Deficiency. (3rd ed., Harper,


Schafer, R. Psychoanalytic Interpretation in Rorschach Testing. Theory and Application. (Grune & Stratton, 1954.)

Seward, G. Н.—Sex and the Social Order. (Penguin, 1954.)

Stacey, C. L., and de Martino, M. F. (eds.)—Counselling and Psychotherapy with the Mentally Retarded. (Falcons, 1957.)

*Stafford-Clark, _ D. Psychiatry Today. (Pelican, 1952.) Sullivan, H. S.—The Psychiatric Interview. (Tavistock, 1955.)

Thompson, C. M. Psychoanalysis: Evolution and Development. (Hermitage House, 1950.)

Tompkins, S. S. (ed.)—Contemporary Psychopathology. (Harvard Univ.

Press, 1947.)

*Watson, R. I.—The Clinical Method in Psychology. (Harper, 1951.)

*Wechsler, D.-The Measurement and Appraisal of Adult Intelligence. (4th ed., Williams and Wilkins, 1958.)

ЕхАa NАтгох. Candidates must submit evidence of having completed assign- ments set throughout the year. These may be assessed as part of the examination for Pass and Honours.

Written examinations may be set throughout the year, and may replace one or both of the usual two 3-hour written examinations for Pass and Honours in November.

An oral and/or practical test may be given in any part of the year's work.