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Social Psychology of Inclusion and Exclusion

Code: LPSI210     Acronym: PSIE

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Psychology

Instance: 2021/2022 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Psychology
Course/CS Responsible: First degree in Psychology

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PSIC 62 Official Curricular Structure 2 - 3 27 81

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 2 4,00
António José Miguel Cameira 4,00

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students
Obs.: Português


At the end of the semester, students should have obtained an integrated perspective on the phenomena of inclusion and exclusion in various contexts of social life, in particular, in small interactive groups, of relations in communities or society in general. 

Learning outcomes and competences

The purpose of this perspective is that students will obtain increased capacities to analyze and act upon occurrences of bullying, mobbing, ostracization of individuals and groups, exclusion of minorities from broad social life.

Working method


Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)



Basic cognitive and motivational processes associated with inclusion and exclusion. Levels and contexts of inclusion and exclusion. Sources and targets of social exclusion. 1. Inclusion and exclusion of individuals in their social environment Ostracism and ostracization. Stigma and stigmatization. 2. Inclusion and exclusion in groups Motives and processes in the management of group composition. Group cohesion and inclusion and exclusion of members 3. Inclusion and exclusion of social groups Assimilation versus integration of minorities. Intergroup contact: desegregation and the role of interpersonal relations in promoting the inclusion of social groups. The common in-group identity model: interactions between superordinate and subordinate categories.

Mandatory literature

Dominic Abrams; The^social psychology of inclusion and exclusion. ISBN: 1-84169-073-2
Samuel L. Gaertner; Reducing intergroup bias. ISBN: 0-86377-571-3
Kipling D. Williams; Ostracism. ISBN: 1-57230-689-0
Jorge Vala; Psicologia social. ISBN: 972-31-0595-0
John F. Dovidio; The^SAGE handbook of prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination. ISBN: 978-1-4129-3453-4
Todd D. Nelson; Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. ISBN: 978-0-8058-5952-2

Teaching methods and learning activities

Theoretical presentation. Planning and conducting an original empirical study in small group.


Social sciences > Psychological sciences

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Trabalho escrito 50,00
Trabalho prático ou de projeto 50,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Elaboração de projeto 40,00
Elaboração de relatório/dissertação/tese 41,00
Total: 81,00

Eligibility for exams

Attendance required to 75% of effective classes.

Calculation formula of final grade

Assessment is based on the conception and implementation of a group activity (50%) and on the elaboration of the report and audiovisual presentation (50%).

Examinations or Special Assignments

Writing a report and audiovisual presentation of the study conducted in small group.

Internship work/project

Not applicable.

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

As previewed in the evaluation regulations of the faculty. 

Classification improvement

The improvement of the final grade may be made through the elaboration of a new report (100%).
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