Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Social Psychology (PSY 308)
Varies; self-study format.
March 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: define social psychology and compare it to other disciplines; identify the main research methods of social psychologists and analyze their effectiveness; understand social perception and how people present themselves to the world; describe the ways in which people act in group settings; identify different social pressures and influences which come from different settings and people; describe the ways in which social influence is exerted and strategies to reduce this; recognize the context and culture behind social psychology; define essential terms and phrases within social psychology.
Major topics include: the various approaches to understanding how human behavior is influenced by social situations and the real or imagined presence of other people, research methods which psychologists use to analyze the effects of social influence, the different ways in which humans can be influenced by their surroundings, families and strangers and the strategies which can be used to reduce and combat these effects.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (8/21).