PSYC200 Social Psychology

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Psychology

I. Course Number and Title
PSYC200 Social Psychology
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
PSYC110 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course emphasizes those findings and theories of psychology, which aid in the understanding of socially significant behavior. Areas of psychology are emphasized to the extent that they contribute to an understanding of human behavior on a social level.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. apply the various psychological research methods to social psychology;
    2. describe the basic tenets of social psychology, its assumptions, theories, methods, and basic findings;
    3. explain group behavior and the social factors that affect the dynamics of group interaction; and
    4. apply social psychological phenomena to one's thinking behavior, and relationships.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. theories and research methods within social psychology
    2. attitudes and attitude change
    3. conformity
    4. prejudice
    5. aggression, conflict, and conflict resolution
    6. social influences on individual and group interaction
    7. behavior and perspectives in other cultures
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Exams, quizzes, classroom exercises, group activities, class and online participation, and/or projects as specified in the individual instructor's course format will be utilized.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Students use educational resources as specified in the individual instructor's syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 11/97; Core Goals/Objectives added 5/03; Revised 4/2010; New Core 8/2015