PSY 216 : Social Psychology

Surveys the scientific study of how individuals think about, influence, and relate to one another with respect to social beliefs, persuasion, attraction, conformity, obedience, prejudice, aggression, and pro-social behaviors.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Apply an understanding of the impact of social and cultural forces on one’s sense of self, values, and beliefs to more effectively analyze human
  • thinking and behaviors.
  • Critically evaluate research to understand and explain confusing, conflictual or distressing human social behavior.
  • Relate social psychological concepts and theories to the context of historic and current world, national, and local events, as well as to understanding one’s own life experiences.
  • Apply social psychological concepts and theories to reduce anti-social attitudes and behaviors and increase pro-social attitudes and behaviors within individuals and groups. 

Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/ASOT-B.

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Grading Options

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