Course Description

Social Psychology: The Science of How Social Situations Influence Us

Findings from social psychology are not only interesting theory, but are directly applicable to our daily lives. Explore how the emotions, thoughts, and behaviours of individuals are influenced by social situations. Address the questions including: How do people present themselves to the world? What factors best predict friendship and romantic relationships? Why do people participate in riots? Who is most likely to help you when you need it? Why are more crimes committed in the summer? How can you change someone’s attitudes?

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify key findings from research on social cognition, attitudes, conformity, attraction, aggression, and helping
  • Apply findings from social psychology to specific situations or problems in their own lives
  • Identify methods for studying social psychology
  • Describe the major theories in social psychology

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