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2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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SO 302 - 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
SO 201; EH 106 or equivalent required; EH 107 or equivalent is recommended.

Assignment Overview

Assignments: Varied throughout the term

Interactivity: Discussion Boards

Final Assessment: Final Project

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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