Sociology
 

(Soc-Psych) Introduction to Social Psychology

(Soc-Psych) Introduction to Social Psychology
Conformity and obedience; socialization, norms, roles; attitudes, leadership, group processes.
SOC
350
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
Course Outcomes: 

1. Unique contribution of social psychology

Students will be able to identify the unique contribution of social psychology to social science, situating the discipline within the larger domain of psychology and contrasting it with related disciplines, such as sociology.

Measurement: Multiple choice tests, short essays.

2. Research methods and ethics

Students will be able to understand the use of surveys, laboratory and field experiments in conducting social psychological research, and understand the ethical principles of informed consent, deception and debriefing when conducting research with human participants.

Measurement: Multiple choice tests, short essays.

3. Substantive areas of inquiry

Students will be able to identify substantive areas of social psychological inquiry, including the self, person perception, attitudes and persuasion, group processes, stereotyping and prejudice, interpersonal attraction, helping behavior and aggression.

Measurement: Multiple choice tests, short essays.

4. Contributions of major thinkers and contributors

Students will be able to identify and explain the contributions of major thinkers and contributors of classic and contemporary theory and research in social psychology, such as Leon Festinger and Stanley Milgram.

Measurement: Multiple choice tests, short essays.

5. Applications of social psychology

Students will be able to identify how social psychological theory and research have been applied to domains outside the discipline, such as in health settings and the law.

Measurement: Multiple choice tests, short essays.