PSY 3140: Social Psychology


This course examines how an individual’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people. Specific topics include aggression, attitudes, social influence, stereotypes, and group processes.


  1. Describe the history of social psychology.
  2. Evaluate the underlying principles and theories in the field of social psychology.
  3. Explain how social psychologists think about and study human behavior.
  4. Discuss the application of social psychology to different areas of psychology (e.g., cognitive, clinical, developmental), and other disciplines (e.g., health, law, business, environmental/sustainability).
  5. Interpret the conclusions of empirical research in social psychology.
  6. Explain how the social environment influences our understanding of ourselves and others.
  7. Examine how our own feelings and biases influence our behaviors and our perceptions of the behaviors of others.


  1. PSY 1010


Social psychology (Rev: 8)

Publisher: Pearson (2013)
Author: Aronson, E., Wilson, T. D., & Akert, R. M.
ISBN: 978-0205796625
Price: $164.97

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