What is the course about?
Investigate how we form our beliefs about other people, influence and relate to them. Compare what you think about topics such as gender roles, obedience, prejudice and discrimination with the sometimes startling observations of social psychologists.
What will we cover?
How we form our beliefs about others; how we influence and relate to other people. We will test our intuitions against the sometimes startling observations and theories of social psychologists about topics such as conflict, obedience, liking and loving others and happiness.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Describe the scope of social psychology, and the methodologies employed to investigate social processes
Identify key topics within social psychology
Describe basic research and theory on the nature of emotions
Describe basic research into how we form beliefs about ourselves and others
Describe basic research into obedience and conformity
Describe basic research into liking, disliking and prejudice
Describe basic research into the nature and determinants of happiness.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge is required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
A combination of lecturing, group work, activities and class discussions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Buying a textbook would be advantageous – a list of these will be provided. There will be handouts from the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
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