Introduction to Social Psychology
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Social Sciences
Course Number: NPSY 2301
Course Format: Lecture
Permission Required: No
What role does social influence play in our lives? How do we form stereotypes? A series of lectures and films introduce the perspectives and research methods of social psychology. The class also learns to analyze social situations and events encountered in everyday life. Topics discussed include social cognition; self-perception and self-esteem; perceptions of others, attitudes, and persuasion; stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination; intergroup conflict, obedience, and conformity; aggression and altruism; and human relationships and attraction. The class closes by considering how we participate in the construction of social realities. Note: this course was formerly numbered NPSY3301. Do not take NPSY2301 if you have already taken NPSY3301; they are the same course and cannot be taken for credit twice.