Psychology 343

PSYC 343: Social Psychology (SS Core)

Prerequisites: PSYC 121

Credit Hours: (3)

Study of the effects of others on the behavior of individuals, including social perception, attitude change, attraction and conformity, as well as the structure and behavior of groups, including leadership, competition and decision making.

Note(s): Fulfills one of the Social Sciences core requirements for the psychology major and minor.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

1. Introduction
2. Social Perception
3. Attitudes
4. Prejudice and Discrimination
5. Social Influence
6. Social Exchange
7. Group Structure
8. Group Dynamics
9. Attraction
10. Aggression
11. Altruism
12. Cultural influences


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Through lectures and group discussions, students will be led to understand and experience some of the major principles and methods of social psychology.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Students will be able to develop a knowledge of the methods and findings of current social psychological research.


Assessment Measures

Graded assignments may include in-class tests, a final examination, pop quizzes, the presentation of exercises, individual and group projects, and class preparation and participation.


Other Course Information



Review and Approval

September 2001 Updated and put in new format Alastair V. E. Harris