This course is an introduction to social psychology,
the study of human interaction. Social
psychology is concerned with the reciprocal
influence between the social environment and people's
attitudes and behaviors about themselves and others.
This will be a survey course, offering an overview
of the important topics that comprise the field of social
psychology including: social influences, prosocial
behavior, group processes, gender, authority,
conformity, attitude formation, aggression, persuasion
and propaganda, attraction, stereotypes, and
self-esteem. Emphasis will be placed on learning basic
theories about human behavior in social
contexts, and applying such frameworks and research to
real-life settings in politics, education,
law, health care, etc.