Majors, Minors & Degrees:
A course that emphasizes how the scientific methods and theories of social psychology are used to better understand and solve real-world social issues and problems. The course will include methodological topics such as reliability, validity, establishing causality, and attitude measurement. These methods along with the theoretical content of social psychology will be applied to topics such as persuasion, prejudice, violence, conflict, terrorism, politics, the law, the environment, and health.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)
The Introduction to Psychological Science course will engage students in a learner-centered approach to the science of behavior and mental processes by synthesizing these areas of psychology: Scientific Inquiry, Biopsychology, Development and Learning, Sociocultural Context, Individual Variations, and Applications of Psychological Science.
A scientific study of the way in which thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by other people and situational factors. Topics include research methodology, conformity, social cognition, attitudes, persuasion, aggression, prejudice, and interpersonal attraction.
Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 101 Introduction to Psychological Science.