PSY 228 Social Psychology

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PSY 228 Social Psychology

3 Semester Units

Social Psychology offers students an in-depth look at how people come to understand themselves and others in a social context, with considerable emphasis on sociology’s role in social psychology. Students will be given detailed examples of current research studies relating to each of the topics covered in this course such as stratification, deviance and mental health and illness. Each chapter of the text covered in this course will also introduce students to key sociological social psychologists whose research has made a significant contribution to the field.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Characterize three major perspectives in sociological social psychology.
  • Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Determine how group processes affect identity.
  • Recognize important agents of socialization.
  • Identify physiological, social and behavioral components of emotions.


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