Social Psychology


The nature and causes of how an individual behaves in a social setting are explored through scientific findings in this course.


What you can learn.

  • Explore what we know about social perception, cognition and attitudes
  • Understand how prejudice and discrimination are related to social psychology
  • Apply social psychology in behavioral medicine, workplace, and our legal system

About this course:

This course surveys the scientific findings about the nature and causes of individual behavior in social settings. Instruction explores what is known about social perception and cognition; attitudes; prejudice and discrimination; interpersonal attraction; influence and persuasion; altruism; aggression and violence; group dynamics; the role of personality and individual differences in relationships; and how the principles of social psychology are applied to advertising, behavioral medicine, psychotherapy, the workplace, our legal system, and organizations.Transferable for UC credit.
XL 10 Introductory Psychology and XL 100A Psychological Statistics.

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