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SYLLABUS - PSYCHOLOGY 112: GROUP DYNAMICS

SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
Experiential in its methodology, this course focuses on the demonstration of skills in designing training programs
and its actual implementation. It is designed to enhance the competencies in the application of various theories, principles
and techniques to group process. Structured Learning Experience on personal effectiveness, communication, decision
making and problem solving will be emphasized.
Pre requisite:

PSY101, PSYDEV,PSYPER,PSYLRN

Credit:

3 units

MISSION OF UB
The University of Batangas provides quality education by promoting personal and professional growth and enabling
the person to participate in a global, technology and research driven environment.
VISION OF UB
We envision the University of Batangas to be the center of excellence committed to serve the broader community
through quality education
GOALS OF UB
The University of Batangas aims to:
Pursue academic excellence through a continuing search for and application of truth, knowledge and wisdom;
Promote spiritual and moral development through an integrated educational process that will enhance human
character and dignity;
Develop cultural, economic and socio civic conscience through an educational content relevant to national
development needs, conditions and aspirations;
Strengthen involvement in community services through varied economic projects; and
Attain institutional self reliance through steadfast programs for staff and physical development.
Ensure financial viability and profitability.

MISSION OF COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES


The College of Arts and Sciences affirms its commitment to provide students with comprehensive programs in
general education and liberal arts. It is devoted to develop students skills and competencies in areas of Communication,
Political Science, Psychology and Legal Management to make them responsive to social changes, current issues and
developmental trends.
VISION OF COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
The College of Arts and Sciences is an important institutional arm actively training students to become individuals
with sound moral values. Through enrich curricular programs, the College envisions to produce responsible and
technologically prepared leaders to act as catalysts of changed equipped with knowledge and skills to meet world class
standards.
OBJECTIVES OF COLLEGE OF ART AND SCIENCES
The College aims to develop the intellectual, spiritual, moral, socio civic and technological capacity of the
individual citizen. The programs are designed to:
Train students physical, intellectual, emotional and moral well-being;
Prepare them to become competent professionals;
Instill in them the significance of Filipino customs and traditions and love for peace and democracy
Increase their understanding of world geography and culture links; and
Involve students in various societal and environmental activities
Objectives of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
To provide students a strong foundation in the discipline of psychology
Assists students in developing sound mental health and wholesome behavioral patterns;
To produce graduates who understand the theory and practice of psychology through training in theory-based and
empirically supported approaches and techniques
To produced graduates who are versed in research methodology by adopting a scientific and critical mindset in
evaluating information obtained, and conducting research relevant to their field of interest.

General Objectives
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
1. know the biological foundations in understanding ones behavior
2. understand the functions of the internal environment and human and animal behavior
3. interpret ones behavior on physiological basis
SPECIFIC
OBJECTIVES

1. Recite and
explain the
vision,
mission and
objectives of
the
institution.
2. Explain the
philosophy
and
objectives of
the college
and
department.
3. Give the
expectations
for the
subject.

CONTENT/TOPIC

UB Mission, Vision,
Objectives

LEARNING ACTIVITIES
STRATEGIES
INSTRUCTIONAL
MEDIA

TIME
ALLOTMENT

Recitation

2 hours

Group Discussion
Objectives of the College
and Department
Course Orientation

Presentation/Distributions
of course outline

VALUES

Loyalty
Appreciation

EVALUATION
MEASURES

Recitation

1. Define and
discuss the
basic
concepts,
principles
and theories
of group
dynamics.
2.
Trace the
historical
background
of group
dynamics.

1. Groups: Introduction
and Overview
A. Defining Groups
B. Classifying Groups
Lecture
C. Describing Groups
D. Group
Group Discussion
Formation/Develop
ment
E. Why of Group
Formation
F. Classical Theory
G. Social Exchange
Theory
H. Social Identity
Theory
I. How of Groups
formation
J. Tuckmans Stages
K. Factors Affecting
Group Members
Participation
L. The Nature of Group
Dynamics
M. History/Group
Dynamics in the
Philippines
N. Definition Studying
Groups
O. Measurement in
Group Dynamics
P. Observational

6 Hours

Appreciation

Recitation
Quiz

1. Identify and
discuss the
functions of
group
facilitators
2. Determine
the training
components
for group
facilitators
3. Demonstrat
e the
process of
facilitating
and
conducting
group
activities

Techniques
Q. Self report
Measures
R. Theories in Group
Dynamics
S. Motivational Model
T. Behavioral
Approaches
U. Systems Theories
V. Cognitive
Approaches
W. Biological Models
Preliminary Examination
A. Facilitating Groups
B. Functions of
facilitators
C. Effective Skills for
group
D. Process Facilitation
E. Training
Components for
Group Facilitators
F. Ethical Issues in
Facilitating Groups

Paper pencil Test


Lecture

6 hours

Leadership

Recitation

Group Discussion

Respect

Quiz

Group Exercises

Responsibility

4. Discuss the
ethical
issues in
facilitating
groups.

1. Discuss the
Basic
Concepts and
processes of
designing and
facilitating
group
activities and
SLE
2. Demonstrat
e the process
of running
SLE
3. Discuss
techniques on
how to make
learning an
enjoyable and
rewarding
experience

II. The Experiential Group


Process / Structured
Learning Experience (SLE)
III. Running SLE
Phase I Planning the
implementation
A. Selecting the learning
objectives
B. Planning the structure
C. Logistics
D. Formulating
E. Process
F. Questions
G. Theory Input
H. Assignment of Team
Members
Responsibility
Phase II Putting the Group
Through the Activity
A. Orientation
B. Instructions
C. Activity Proper or

Lecture

6 Hours

Group Discussion

3 Hours

Workshops

Appreciation

Quiz

Responsibility

Seatwork

Objectivity
Critical
Thinking

Experiencing
D. Processing
Phase III Clinicing/Evaluating

1. Design the
module
2. Facilitate
experiential
group
activities on
personal
effectivenes
s and
communicati
on
1. Finalize the
Module
2. Facilitate
experiential
group
activities on
problem
solving and

A. Stages of
Implementation
B. Teamwork
C. Floor Management
Midterm Examination
A. Program Development
(Module)
B. SLE on Personal
Effectiveness
C. SLE on Communication

Paper-pencil Test
Group Discussion

6 Hours

Appreciation

Designing Programs

Responsibility

Experiential Learning

Objectivity

Module: First
Draft
Seatwork

Personal
Development
Effective
Communication
Semi Final Examination
A. Program Development
(Module: Critiquing)
B. SLE on problem
Solving
C.
SLE on
Decision - Making

Module: Initial Phase


Consultation
Experiential Learning

Module
6 Hours

Appreciation

Module: Final
Draft

Responsibility
Seatwork
Honesty
Problem

decision
making.

Solving
Decision
Making
Final Examination

Actual Implementation
and Program Evaluation

Requirements:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Quizzes
Group Activities/ SLE
Major Examinations (Preliminary and Midterm)
Training Module (Semi-Final Examination)
Actual Implementation of Training Modules (Final Examination)
Other requirements
a. Attendance and Participation
b. Homework/ Seatwork

Grading System
Major Examination
Prelims/Semifinals
Quizzes
Other Requirements

40%
20%
20%
20%

Documentation
and Result of
Evaluation

References:
Forsyth, Donelson R. (2007). Group Dynamics. Wadsworth, Thomson Learning Asia
Rich, Allen. Train Smart: Effective Trainings Everytime (2008)
Thomas. Steps in Leadership (2006)
Cobb. Leading Project Teams (2006)
Praecer. Leaders Who Transform Society (2003)
Prepared by:
MS. AIZA A. DE LOS REYES
Instructor
Approved by:
DR. MEYNARDO D. MONTALBO
Faculty-in-Charge, Psychology Department

DR. MA. ANNABELLE I. TENORIO


Dean, College of Arts and Sciences