Social Psychology - PSY 216 at Wytheville Community College

Effective: 2021-05-01

Course Description

Examines individuals in social contexts, their social roles, group processes and intergroup relations. Acquaints students with a scientific understanding of how the presence of other people, interactions with other people, and other situational factors influence human thoughts and behaviors. The assignments in the course require college-level reading, analysis of scholarly studies, and coherent communication through written reports (including the production of at least one APA-formatted individual writing assignment).
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

PSY 216 prepares students to complete ethical research and explain other's research related to social psychological topics. This course also connects social influence processes to everyday life and explores social relations and similarities and differences among different cultures. This course can fulfill a requirement for psychology majors and other related fields.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or departmental consent.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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