Psychology and Brain Sciences | Social Psychology
P320 | 13720 | S. Thompson


Social Psychology is the scientific study of how the thoughts,
feelings, and behaviors of individuals are influenced by their social
environment and presence of others.  This course is designed to
provide an overview of some of the topics that social psychologists
are concerned with. Our survey will address three broad areas: social
perception (to include processes by which we perceive the self, other
individuals, and groups); social influence (to include such topics as
persuasion, conformity, compliance, and obedience); and social
relations (to include such topics as helping behavior, aggression,
discrimination, interpersonal attraction, love, and sex).