Fundamentals of Social Psychology
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Psychology
Course Number: LPSY 2040
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Psychology
This course provides students with a broad overview of social psychological research and theorizing. Central to the course is the idea that human beings are not isolated entities who process information like computers, but social animals engaged in a complex network of social relations, driven by goals and motivations and constrained by cultural worldviews. We will analyze how this affects our perceptions of and attitudes towards individuals (including ourselves) and groups. We will examine why people conform, how they influence each other, why they firmly hold on to stereotypes and why they engage in pro- or antisocial behaviors. By analyzing these phenomena we will see how theories of human behavior can be tested rigorously via laboratory experiments and field studies.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.

Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Eugene Lang College Lib Arts students.


Open to Undergraduate students.