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.
Prerequisite: XL 10 Introductory Psychology and XL 100A Psychological Statistics.Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
UCLA: 2242 School of Public Affairs Bldg.
January 9 - March 27
12 meetings total