cpss315 | undergraduate
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Introduction to Social Psychology
- Describe the role of social psychology in aspects of the criminal justice system.
- Explain the concept of the self in social psychology.
- Describe the field of social psychology.
Social Beliefs, Judgments, and Attitudes
- Examine the role of attribution theory in explaining behavior.
- Describe the relationship between attitudes and behavior.
- Apply cognitive dissonance theory to criminal behavior.
- Examine the role of conformity and obedience in the correctional setting.
- Analyze the role of different methods of social influence on criminal behavior.
- Examine the effects of groupthink on criminal behavior.
- Describe the different effects of persuasion in the correctional setting.
Social Interactions, Relationships, and Behavior
- Examine possible causes of conflict in the correctional setting.
- Analyze the effects of prejudice and aggression on inmate relationships and behavior.
- Describe how group influences affect social relationships.
- Examine various motivations to engage in altruistic behavior in the correctional setting.
- Examine the application of the social exchange theory to the correctional setting.
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