Seminar / 30h / 4 ECTS / summer semester. Coordinator: dr Aneta Czernatowicz - Kukuczka
The vast majority of people around the world identify themselves as religious and/or spiritual. Constantly, religion influences not only psychological functioning of an individual, but also exerts strong impact on various social and political phenomena. Given the current socio-political tensions around the world, it seems crucial to understand what is the role of religion in shaping intergroup relations. Indeed, in psychology we can find number of studies on the consequences of religiosity, e.g. for political views, violence, but for also for prosocial behaviors and altruism. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the social consequences of religion from psychological perspective. The real-world applicability of the results will be also discussed.