Social Psychology (PSY 340)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Psychology(PSY)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Gül Günaydın gul.gunaydin@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
PSY301 PSY201 SPS102
Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Interactive,Communicative,Discussion based learning
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CONTENT

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.

OBJECTIVE

- To advance the learner's scientific knowledge of social psychology.
- To help the learner to develop his/her abilities and skills in understanding the self, people around, relationships, and social environment in general.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Understand basic concepts in social psychology
Identify various theories in social perception, attitudes, attraction, aggression, and group dynamics
Understand the basics of social psychological research
Critically discuss famous social psychology experiments

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 30
Exam 50
Presentation 10
Other 10

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

An Introduction to Social Psychology (6th Edition) edited by Miles Hewstone, Wolfgang Stroebe, and Klaus Jonas

Readings

Supplementary readings may be provided during the semester. Students will be notified in advance in case additional readings are assigned.