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PSYC 221 - Social Psychology
Course Code:
PSYC 221

Credits:
3

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

Hours:
Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 3


Pre-Requisites:
PSYC 101 and PSYC 102

Course Content:
Week 1 Introduction - Chapter 1
Week 2 Chapter 2 - Methodology
Week 3 Quiz #1 on Chapters 1 & 2
Chapter 3 - Social Cognition
Week 4 Chapter 4 - Social Perception
Week 5 Quiz #2 on Chapters 3 & 4
Chapter 5 - Self-Understanding
Chapter 6 - Self-Justification
Week 6 Quiz #3 on Chapters 5 & 6
Chapter 7 - Attitudes
Week 7 Chapter 8 - Conformity
Week 8 Midterm Exam on Chapters 1 through 8
Week 9 Chapter 9 - Groups
Week 10 Chapter 10 - Interpersonal Attraction
Week 11 Remembrance Day (no class)
Week 12 Quiz #4 on Chapters 9 & 10
Chapter 11 - Altruism
Week 13 Chapter 12 - Aggression
Week 14 Quiz #5 on Chapters 11 & 12
Chapters 13 -Prejudice
Week 15 Final Exam - Chapters 9 through 13


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; and
- 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

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 15 %
Quizzes and Tests: 45 %
Assignments: 35 %
Participation: 5 %


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