PSY 223 - Intro to Social Psychology

Course Description

This course is an introduction to social psychology theory and research, covering the interactions of individuals and the relationships of individuals to groups. This course includes such topics as social influence, attitudes, socialization, aggression, prejudice, attraction, obedience, conformity, altruism, person perception, and personality. Group 1 course.

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Required Prerequisites

PSY 101 or SOC 101

Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Placement into ENG 111

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Describe social psychological theories and concepts.
  • Describe research design in social psychology.
  • Will conduct research on a social psychology topic.
  • Analyze social psychological concepts and methods to real world issues.
Human Dimension:
  • Correlate the relationship between psychological research and impact on society and personal lives.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Describe the value of being an informed consumer of psychological knowledge.
  • Describe the impact social influence creates in the world.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Apply effective study and test-taking strategies to real-life situations.
  • Conduct social psychology research independently.