Spring 2018 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
What leads us to become attracted to one person rather than another? How does prejudice develop, and how can it be reduced? Can psychological research help protect the environment and, if so, how? This course offers an overview of classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics such as group behavior, friendship, stereotyping, conformity, obedience, and conflict resolution.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(PSYC)(SISP)
Aronson, Wilson, Akert & Sommers, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, Edition: 9, supplemented by other readings
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Midterm, final exam, and several short reaction papers based on article readings
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Lectures focus largely on the results of research and are supplemented with DVDs, class demonstrations, readings, and assignments intended to explore psychology in daily life. For psychology majors, this counts as a Column 3 breadth requirement course in psychology.
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