PSY 304: Social Psychology for Majors

Prerequisites: PSY 101 and PSY 205; PSY majors only Note: Students should not take PSY 304 if they have already taken PSY 204.

General Education requirement: Ethics

Survey of the major topics and theories studied by social psychologists. Students will be introduced to ways in which social psychologists conduct research in the field. One of the major objectives of this course is to stimulate students to think about how social psychological research may provide answers to some of our everyday problems. Students will be required to read and critique original research studies. Some of the topics include research methods in social psychology, the self in a social world, social beliefs, behaviors and attitudes, genes, culture, and gender, conformity, persuasion, group influence, prejudice, aggression, attraction, altruism, conflict and peace making.