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    Saint Joseph's College: Online Programs
  Jan 20, 2018
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PY 305 - Social Psychology

Examines the way individuals are affected by and interact in social situations. Topics include attitude formation and change, the attribution process, inter-group conflict and conflict resolution, leadership, the social psychology of health and aging.

Prerequisites & Notes
PY 101 or SO 201

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 4 Units

Interactivity: None

Final Assessment: Research Project and Final Paper

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • List at least three major theorists/researchers in the social-psychology field. 
  • Define social psychology, conformity, prejudice, aggression, and persuasion. 
  • Explain four ways that mass media influence people’s choices. 
  • Name the components of Cognitive Dissonance Theory. 
  • Define self-justification and self-presentation. 
  • Discuss at least five important social problems and the significance of social psychology as related to these problems. 
  • List five reasons why research is conducted in social psychology. 
  • Explain three factors that contribute to our selection of an intimate partner. 
  • Define and differentiate between stereotype and prejudice. 
  • Discuss framing and its impact on our social cognition.

Credits: 3

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