PSY141 - Social Psychology

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Subject Title
Social Psychology

Subject Description
Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, interact, influence and relate to others.  The course will emphasize understanding about how and why individuals behave, think and feel in social situations.  Of particular importance will be the study of the individual, their thoughts and resultant behaviour in social situations.

Credit Status
One General Education elective credit in the Sciences and Social Sciences category.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.Describe the methods, theories, and practical applications of the field of social psychology
2.Understand and explain the role of thoughts and moods in understanding the world.
3.Appreciate the effects of attitudes on thoughts, behaviors, and susceptibility to persuasion attempts.
4.Form a more complex understanding of the formation of self-concept, and the importance of ones? own social identity.
5.Apply theories of prejudice and discrimination to real-world situations in order to gain a better understanding of these social problems and how they can be alleviated.
6.Explain how relationships (both romantic and platonic) are formed, maintained, and sometimes end.
7.Discriminate among the various kinds of social influence, and develop an understanding of why people often allow others to influence their behavior.
8.Understand the complex array of factors that lead people to either hurt or help each other.
9.Apply theories of the impact of groups on individual behavior to real-world decision making.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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