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PSYC 221 - Social Psychology

An introduction to the empirical study of human behavior. Topics include: socialization, personal perception, attraction, aggression, prejudice, social influence and group dynamics.

 

Credits: 3

 

Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)

 

Prerequisites:

PSYC 101 and PSYC 102

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:
None

 

Co-requisites:
None

 

Course Content:
- Introduction
- Methodology
- Social Cognition
- Social Perception
- Self-Understanding
- Self-Justification
- Attitudes
- Conformity
- Groups
- Interpersonal Attraction
- Altruism
- Aggression

- Prejudice

 

Learning Outcomes:
The general course objectives are:
- To introduce the major areas of study in social psychology;
- To increase the students' knowledge of the theoretical and applied issues in social psychology;
- To increase the students' understanding of human behaviour in a social context.

Upon completion of the course, students will understand theoretical and applied issues in social psychology and human behaviour in a social context.

 

Grading System: Letters

 

Textbooks:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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