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Social Psychology (213-0-20)


Galen V Bodenhausen

Meeting Info

Swift Hall 107: Mon, Wed 11:00AM - 12:20PM

Overview of class

This course will be a comprehensive survey of social psychological research. We will cover all of the major topic areas of the field, including attitudes and social cognition (how we think about, understand, and evaluate the social environment), interpersonal processes (e.g., romantic attraction, social influence, helping, and aggression), and group processes (e.g., conformity, group performance, cooperation, competition, and prejudice).

Registration Requirements

Prereq: Psychology 110

Evaluation Method

There will be two mid-term exams and a cumulative final exam. Students will also be required to complete numerous brief in-class exercises, so regular attendance is important.

Class Materials (Required)

Required readings will come from Principles of Social Psychology, an open-source textbook. This book will be made freely available to all enrolled students

Class Attributes

Social & Behavioral Sciences Distro Area