Regarded as a core area in psychology, social psychology examines the influence of social factors on human behavior. Particular topics include aggression, prejudice, group processes, attitude formation, the law, prosocial behavior, interpersonal attraction and social cognition.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Explain the major conceptual and theoretical orientations in the study of social psychology.
- Evaluate social psychology studies with a statistical and research methodology approach.
- Using a scientific approach analyze the interaction of the person and the situation on behavior.
- Relate social cognition to everyday situations.
- Analyze the influence of social influence on presenting the self.
- Discriminate different social factors on attitudes and persuasion.
- Explain social factors for conformity, compliance and obedience.
- Explain social factors in affiliations and the formation of friendships.
- Explain social factors involved in love and romantic relationships.
- Analyze prosocial and helping behavior.
- Interpret social factors that lead to aggression.
- Analyze the positive and negative aspects of the individual within groups.
- Interpret social factors that lead to prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination.
- Analyze social dilemmas that lead to cooperation and conflict.
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