GIAN COURSE on THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GROUPS, INFLUENCE AND POWER 2018
In today's developing and globalising world, people are constantly on the move both from rural to urban settings within nations and across national boundaries. As old social relationships are disrupted and new populations come into contact, all sorts of challenges are created. How can we maintain communities that are diverse but still strong and cohesive? How can we avoid the creation and escalation of conflict between groups? How do we deal with the rise of extremism? How do leaders influence these processes and can strong leadership be reconciled with open societies?
In order to answer all of these questions, it is necessary to understand the nature of social groups, how they are influenced and how they gain the power to shape society. In this course, we will provide an understanding of group psychology drawing on the latest developments in the literature. We will then apply that understanding to the issues raised above. The course will combine lectures with exercises and discussions amongst the students.
Dr. Yashpal Jogdand,
contact no: 011-26591373,