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Social Psychology (PSY-315)
Various; distance learning format.
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
August 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this proficiency exam, students will be able to: describe foundational research regarding social context factors and social motives by examining the historical evolution of the field of social psychology; interpret how social cognition and self-concept via introspection and observation impacts self-control; examine the impact of cognitive dissonance and how attitudes can change based on the social context; determine the impacts of conformity and group process within the field of social psychology; analyze Evolutionary Psychology’s and Social Exchange Theory’s explanation of prosocial behaviors; and illustrate situational and social causes of aggression and prejudice.
This exam is a dynamic study of how people's thoughts, feelings and actions are affected by others. Major topics include: attitudes, prejudice, conformity, groups, interpersonal attraction and pro-social behaviors.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Sociology or Psychology (8/18).