PSY-216 - Social Psychology

3 credits The course will explore the understanding of how the presence of others affects an individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Theoretical perspectives and the scientific research process will be covered. Students will learn to integrate scientific research and examination into social psychology concepts and assignments. Investigating the ways groups function, the costs and benefits of social status, feelings of belonging, and how the influence of culture intersects the social world will be examined. Additional topics covered will include social attitudes and beliefs, stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, prosocial and helping behaviors. 

Prerequisite(s): PSY-101 (minimum grade C-)

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation's Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.