1) Epistemology of discipline (from video-lessons 1 to 3). the course begins with the introduction of basic description conceptual foundations and methodologies implied in social psychology. moreover, the definition of social cognition, and the difference between controlled and automatic cognitive processes are presented.
2) Perception of individuals and groups (from video-lessons 4 to 8). this part focuses on cognitive processes involved in the formation of impressions of individuals and groups and on how individuals are interpreted based on their behavior .
3) Self (from video-lessons 9 to15). it investigates self-related topics as such as the self as an object of knowledge, autobiographical memory, the multiplicity of selves, the evaluation of the self, the self in action.
4) Attitudes (from video-lessons 16 to 24). this part focuses on the definition of the concept of attitudes, their structure and function, and the ways in which they are assessed. the affective processes, motivational and cognitive implied in attitude formation and change are also presented.
5) Social Influence (from video-lessons 25 to 29). it focuses on the cognitive processes of systematic processing of social information. in particular, it examines the role of the social context in the formation of attitudes and the processes that hinder the change of attitudes of individuals within social groups.
6) Stereotypes (from video-lessons 30 to 34). the final part of the course illustrates the different theoretical approaches in the study of stereotypes. specifically, the activation of stereotypes: the consequences for perception, memory and social judgment, automatic activation of stereotypes are presented.