Social Psychology

Course Materials

Additional Materials

  Social Psychology

Social Psychology 10e.
Kassin, Fein, & Markus (2017).
Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.

  Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  Social Psychology Network
Course Description

This course examines the theories, research, and applications of social psychology. The material will cover four general topics: (1) Social Influence, how we affect and are affected by the presence and behavior of others; (2) Social Perception, how we think about ourselves, other individuals, and groups; (3) Social Relations, how people interrelate as strangers, acquaintances, friends, & lovers; and (4) Social Applications, the uses of social psychology to understand real-world phenomena in the areas of law, business, and health.

Specific topics to be covered include: self-awareness, self-esteem., self-deception, the power of first impressions, nonverbal communication, stereotypes and prejudice, interpersonal attraction, love and romantic relationships, altruism, aggression, conformity, obedience, persuasion and propaganda, leadership, and group behavior and decision-making. Throughout the course, these topics will be discussed as they inform us about human behavior in domains such as politics, sports, entertainment, health, education, business, advertising, and law.

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