GIAN Certificate Course - The Psychology of Groups, Influence and Power

Event Speaker: 
Stephen Reicher and Yashpal Jogdand
Event Time: 
11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Event Venue: 
Bharati Building Room 301 (This is a 1 week GIAN course with 2 lectures and a 2-hour tutorial everyday.)

GIAN certificate course (8-12 Jan 2018)
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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.


Stephen Reicher is Wardlaw Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom. He is one of the world's foremost experts in group psychology having published close to 300 books, book chapters and journal articles with over 30,000 citations (google scholar). He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Reicher advises the UK government on crowd behaviour in emergencies and the Scottish government on societal resilience. He has advised the military in the UK and Australia on avoiding atrocities. He has worked with the Equalities and Human Rights Commission on social inclusion and social cohesion. His work on crowd conflict has led to reshaping police public order policies in the UK, Europe and North America. His work on leadership has been used to advise government in a number of countries.

Yashpal Jogdand is Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is interested in studying the issues related to social identity, intergroup relations, collective action, humiliation, leadership and collective mobilisation.

Dr. Yashpal Jogdand
Phone: 011-26591373
Teaching Assistants: Suryodaya Sharma, Jyotirmay Das,

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