Social Psychology

Course Code: PSYC 2500

Academic Year: 2021-2022

Social psychology is an extremely diverse field that generally deals with people in social situations. How do groups affect our experiences? How much are acts of aggression, obedience, conformity influenced by the people around us? Do others influence our experience of love, prejudice and discrimination? How could the presence of others influence us? This course examines some of the principles of social psychology by specifically examining attitudes, social cognition, social perception and prejudice, all of which affect social behaviour. Focus is also on the tools that psychologists use to study these questions with the aim to have students design a study to answer a question of interest. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the general theories of social psychology and to demonstrate their relevance to everyday life. Category and Level: Society, Culture and Commerce, Lower Level Restrictions: Bachelor of Social Science - Criminal Justice students are restricted from taking this course as a breadth elective. Students who have taken PSYC 401 - Social Psychology cannot take this course.