psych555 | Graduate

Social Psychology

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This course covers the basic theoretical foundations and recurrent themes in social psychology, including attitudes, stereotyping, conformity, power, aggression, prosocial behavior, the social self, emotions, group dynamics, and inter-group relations. Emphasis is on recent empirical and theoretical developments and includes models of social cognition that are a focus of contemporary social psychological theories.

This graduate-level course is 6 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: 6

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    Groups: Social Influence

    • Compare and contrast conformity and obedience.
    • Evaluate the effect of group influence on the self using classic and contemporary literature.

    Applications of Social Psychology

    • Discuss the utility of social psychology in the real world.
    • Make connections between social psychology and other disciplines.

    Introduction to Social Psychology

    • Analyze the conceptual foundations of social psychology.
    • Explain the concept of situationism and the role that it plays in social psychology.
    • Explain the various aspects of the concept of the self, including self-concept, self-esteem, self-discrepancy and self-presentation.

    The Self: Personology and Social Cognition

    • Analyze the concept of persuasion as it relates to social psychology.
    • Analyze the influence that consonant and dissonant cognitions have on attitudes and behaviors.

    Groups: Social Biases

    • Analyze the concept of social bias.
    • Explain the differences between subtle and blatant bias.
    • Evaluate strategies that can be used to overcome social biases.

    Interpersonal Relationships

    • Evaluate the concept of prosocial behavior.
    • Analyze the elements of attraction and intimacy within interpersonal relationships.
    • Analyze cognitive theories related to aggression and antisocial behavior.
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