PSYC2224 – Social Psychology pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 7. This course is designed to cover the issues and themes current in the field of social psychology. Examples of such issues include relational and physical aggression; the role of technology in group relations; stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination; and how group identification influences thinking and behavior. A range of psychological theories and concepts will be examined and compared historically, as well as across multiple social contexts.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Explain the various methods in which social psychologists conduct research.
  2. Explain cognitions, ingroups and outgroups within various social contexts.
  3. Explain ethical and cross-cultural considerations of classic and contemporary research.
  4. Evaluate contemporary social issues including technology, diversity, mental health models, age, sexuality and gender issues as they pertain to social psychology.
  5. Identify and explain how social groups within the U.S. have changed over time.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of power inequality and social pressure within the social context.
  7. Analyze the role and influence of aggression within the social context.
  8. Explain the relationships between changes in social groups over time and current thinking and behavior within the group context.
  9. Analyze personal attitudes and behaviors pertaining to various social psychology concepts and theories.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (5) History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • (7) Human Diversity

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