PSY-2040 Social Psychology

3 credits

Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Sophomore standing.

This course presents a systematic study of how people think about, influence and relate to one another. Course content includes topics such as attitudes, norms, aggression, conformity, attraction, self-justification, prejudice, group processes, interpersonal interaction and communication, altruism, conflict resolution, persuasion and impression formation. There is a broad opportunity for application of these concepts to understanding the self and interpersonal relationships, as well as to social issues of importance, such as war and peace, consumer behavior, and political strategy. (Shared course in VSC)