psy285 | undergraduate
Social Psychology: Why Can't We All Just Get Along
This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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- Determine pros and cons of internal and external locus of control.
- Differentiate between collectivism and individualism.
- Identify misconceptions created by self-serving biases.
- Determine how social cognition influences self-concept.
The Influence of Attitudes and Feelings
- Identify the influence of confirmation bias on perception.
- Discuss how beliefs generate confirmation.
- Recognize the influence of behavior on attitudes.
Psychology of Group Dynamics
- Explain symptoms of and remedies for groupthink.
- Discuss the influence of deindividuation on behavior.
- Discuss solutions to the problem of social loafing.
- Discuss the power of minority influence in group decisions.
Gender Roles and Social Influence
- Determine how authority affects obedience.
- Evaluate the impact of biology and culture on gender differences.
- Identify examples of conformity.
- Apply elements of persuasion to an argument.
- Formulate indoctrination and inoculation tactics.
- Discuss behavior changes that result from the presence of others.
Prejudice, Aggression, and Violence
- Identify sources of prejudice.
- Identify factors that influence aggressiveness.
- Examine media's influence on aggression.
- Determine factors that influence attraction.
- Determine attributes of enduring and failed relationships.
- Identify causes of conflict and methods for reconciliation.
- Describe factors that influence altruism.
Social Psychology at Work
- Summarize the personal impact of social psychology.
- Create a social psychological profile.
Introduction to Social Psychology
- Differentiate between causation and correlation.
- Apply elements of experimental research to a scientific study.
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