Dec 08, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 290 - Social Psychology

3 CR
Social Psychology is the scientific study of how people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the actual or imagined presence of other people. The course helps students understand their own thoughts, feelings and actions, and the social contexts that influence them. They learn how applied research in social psychology can help improve physical and psychological health, how it can be used in different professions, and to help address a variety of social problems.

Requisites: Take PSYC 201  with at least a grade of C.
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - General Education Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Evaluate how people interpret and use social information to make judgments and decisions about themselves and others.
  2. Describe the development of self-concept, self-knowledge, self-control, and impression management.
  3. Analyze internal influences on attitudes, and how attitudes and behaviors can be changed.
  4. Analyze external influences on attitudes, and how attitudes and behaviors can be changed.
  5. Analyze how social psychology can be applied to improve lives and reduce social problems through social interventions and changing individuals’ attitudes.