Feb 20, 2024  
2021-2022 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2021-2022 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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APSY420 Social Psychology (3 cr.)

Prerequisite(s): APSY300  or equivalent
This course examines the major theories, research, and current issues in the field of social psychology. Students learn about how social context influences a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  Topics include political movements, racism, implicit bias, social justice, interpersonal attraction and relationships, the social self and social identity, aggression, persuasion, prosocial behavior, and applied social psychology. Research methods in social psychology are also covered.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Explain the key concepts and theories of social psychology.
  2. Describe the influence of social context on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
  3. Critically examine psychological research in social psychology.
  4. Describe how social psychology theory and research increase comprehension of multicultural issues.
  5. Apply social psychology theory and research to illuminate national and global issues, as well as student life experiences.

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