This course provides a unified view of the field of social psychology organized around the concepts of social influence and power and exchange in social life and explores in-depth human thoughts, feelings, and actions as influenced by other people. Specific topics include socialization, perception of self and others, pro-social and anti-social behavior, attitudes, interpersonal attraction, social influence, and group behavior.
Examine the concepts of philanthropy, social activism, and volunteerism in terms of the social exchange theory and pro-social behavior.
Examine the various motivations to engage in altruistic behavior.
Persuasion and Conflict
Describe the elements of conflict resolution and peacemaking.
Assess the effects of persuasion on the individual.
Examine the elements of persuasion.
Examine the concept of groupthink.
Describe the related processes of norm formation and conformity.
Analyze the effect of group influence on the self.
Define social influence.
Social Beliefs, Judgments, and Attitudes
Explain how individuals rationalize their behavior, using cognitive dissonance theory.
Describe the reciprocal relationship between behavior and attitudes.
Discuss how behavior can be explained using attribution theory.
Social Psychology and The Self
Apply socialization concepts to personal development.
Define the concept of the self in the social world.
Explain the role of research in social psychology.
Define social psychology.
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