psy400 | undergraduate

Social Psychology

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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.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Group Influence

    • Define social influence.
    • Analyze the effect of group influence on the self.
    • Describe the related processes of norm formation and conformity.
    • Examine the concept of groupthink.

    Social Beliefs, Judgments, and Attitudes

    • Discuss how behavior can be explained using attribution theory.
    • Describe the reciprocal relationship between behavior and attitudes.
    • Explain how individuals rationalize their behavior, using cognitive dissonance theory.

    Social Psychology and The Self

    • Explain the role of research in social psychology.
    • Define social psychology.
    • Define the concept of the self in the social world.
    • Apply socialization concepts to personal development.

    Persuasion and Conflict

    • Examine the elements of persuasion.
    • Assess the effects of persuasion on the individual.
    • Describe the elements of conflict resolution and peacemaking.


    • Examine the various motivations to engage in altruistic behavior.
    • Examine the concepts of philanthropy, social activism, and volunteerism in terms of the social exchange theory and pro-social behavior.
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