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  • PSYCHOLOGY 151    Section: 2

    SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

    Fall Quarter 2008

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1, 41.
    Course Description

    Course Goals: To facilitate the understanding and prediction of social behavior and the understanding of the relations between self, others and society.

    Course Format: Lectures, with some discussion and in-class demonstrations.

    Main Topics: Methodological and theoretical orientations in social psychology, factors biasing social judgment and social behavior, forming impressions of the self and others, interpersonal relationships and interpersonal communication, changing attitudes and influencing behavior, aggression and altruism, intergroup and intragroup relations, and the application of social psychology to practical problems, including those arising in courtroom settings.

    Grading: Three two hour tests, composed of multiple-choice items. Exams are noncumulative, and are based upon the lectures and text.

    Text: Myers, D.G. Social Psychology, (9th Edition), McGraw-Hill, 2008.

    Text(s):

    Book Title: Social Psychology
    Author: David G. Myers
    Copyright Year: 2008
    Edition: Ninth
    ISBN: 978-0-07-353189-2

    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    126 Wellman M W   2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Joel Johnson 174A Young Hall M W 4:10-6 pm