Spring, 2014

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Course Description: This course will introduce psychology majors to social psychology. Social Psychology is a scientific field that seeks to understand the nature and causes of individual behavior, thought, and emotion in social situations. 
Course Objectives: The course aims to familiarize student with important issues and theories in the field of Social Psychology. Specific topics include persuasion, prejudice, social influence, close relationships, behavior in groups, gender, helping behavior and sources of aggression.

 The course aims to introduce;

1) the concepts and theories of psychology

2) the research methods used by social psychologists, and

3) the importance of the environment on individuals’ thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

At the end of the semester, students are expected to;

1) define basic concepts of social psychology,

2) explain main theories of the field,

3) interpret the social factors on behavior, thoughts, and feelings, and

4) evaluate research findings