Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies

Social Psychology

In this course students explore the diverse social, cultural, and societal influences and contexts that shape human behavior. Students examine the many facets of human social interactions, including our perception and understanding of others; the communication and understanding of emotion; attitudes, prejudice, and discrimination; gender and ethnic identity; love and close relationships; conformity and obedience; altruism, aggression, and social deviance; group behavior; and leadership. Readings cover social psychological research in experimental and real life settings, and students are encouraged to relate the course material covered to current events and policy debates.
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Associated Degrees