Spring 2010 not offered
This course introduces students to the theories, methods, findings, and problems encountered in the study of people as social beings. Emphasis will be placed on discussion of experimental and correlational research, conducted both in the laboratory and in the field. Through lectures and discussions students will become familiar with content areas in social psychology, such as attitudes and social cognition, conformity and obedience to authority, social conflict and aggression, stereotypes and prejudice, and applications of social psychology.
Students will come to understand ways in which social situations influence belief systems, motivation, emotions and behaviors. Appreciation of these situational influences on cognition and actions should help students to reason ethically about the implications of social status for group outcomes, and how to negotiate the challenges of adhering to the ethics of care versus justice.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: PSYC101 OR PSYC105
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
One social psychology textbook (TBD) and several primary source articles.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
In-class examinations, group presentation, and a term paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who have taken PSYC260 Social Psychology cannot take this course. Students will also be expected to actively participate in class discussions. This is a Column 3 breadth requirement course.
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