Sep 24, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22
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PSY 2510 - Social Psychology

Theory and research on the ways that people think about, influence, and relate to one another. Specific topics include attitudes and behavior, social perception and cognition, conformity, persuasion, group influence, aggression, attraction, and helping behavior.

Requisites: PSY 1010
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: TAG course: OSS016 Social Psychology
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to analyze theories, research methods and findings (outcomes), and applications developed by psychologists and made available through textbooks, newspapers, professional and lay periodicals, and the Internet.
  • Students will be able to describe the basic psychological theories, principles, and concepts explaining social cognition, attitude formation, decision making, group processes, prosocial behavior, conformity/obedience and stereotyping/prejudice.
  • Students will be able to explain how human behavior is influenced by such social factors as groups, authority figures, in-group bias, gender roles, cognitive dissonance, etc.
  • Students will be able to analyze the outcomes of various social situations through application of social psychology principles (for example, attributions, cognitive dissonance, in-group/out-group behavior, etc.).
  • Students will be able to apply knowledge of theory as well as current and past research in social psychology to situations in everyday life such as interpersonal and group relations.
  • Students will be able to apply major concepts and methods of the field to understand interpersonal and group relationships.

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