PSYC3311 Social Psychology

Course Description

Interrelationships between individuals and their social environment considering social influences upon motivation perception behavior and development and change of attitudes and opinion.

This course will provide a broad overview of the scientific theories and methods in social psychology. We will examine how and why people are influenced by their social environment. Topics include social perception, eye witness identification, social influence, cognitive dissonance, aggression, and prejudice.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PSYC 1301

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Operationally define a number of variables and design an experiment
  • Analyze a criminal court case using concepts from social perception and social cognition
  • Create a pro-social cult using knowledge about social influence and group behavior
  • Analyze social problems using social psychological theory
  • Use social psychological theory and research to solve real world problems or make recommendations