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PSYC 205
Social Psychology


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences] [Diversity]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Study of the influence of the behavior of others on individual behavior and attitudes. Topics include conformity, obedience, aggression, prejudice, persuasion, interpersonal attraction, self-justification, and group processes. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Course taken prior to fall 2010 also accepted for diversity requirement. Formerly PSY 205. [SS] [^D]

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Develop greater understanding how the presence of other people influences and affects individual behaviors and attitudes.
  • Develop a more empathetic, open, and non-judgmental attitude about human behavior and acquire an appreciation into the many areas of behavior, beliefs and attitudes.
  • Explain the impact of social experiences and influences on individual and group behavior. For example, conformity, obedience, prejudice, discrimination, religion and culture, ingroup/outgroup, majority/minority issues, and socioeconomic issues.
  • Acquire knowledge so as to enable them to amke a more effective personal-social adjustment to their environment.
  • Develop a capacity for critical thought and reasoning.
  • Develop greater empathy to diversity and differences.

  • Course Topics
  • Basic research methods
  • Culture and nature
  • The self
  • Behavior control
  • Social cognition
  • Emotion and affect
  • Attitudes, beliefs and consistency
  • Prosocial behavior
  • Aggression and antisocial behavior
  • Attraction and exclusion
  • Close relationships
  • Prejudice and intergroup relationships
  • Social influence and persuasion
  • Groups

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PSYC 205
    Winter 2014
    1504
    Staci Simmelink-Johnson
    PSYC 205
    Winter 2014
    9675
    Trisha Whitman
    PSYC 205
    Winter 2013
    1504
    Staci Simmelink-Johnson
    PSYC 205
    Spring 2012
    8018
    Katherine Redar
    PSYC 205
    Winter 2012
    1044
    Staci Simmelink-Johnson


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
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    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.