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Course Description

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This course introduces students to the field of social psychology. Major topics introduced will include: social influence, social cognition, attitude, stereotype and prejudice, the self, attraction and interpersonal relationships, group processes and intergroup relations. The course also aims for students to use the knowledge acquired to think critically about how their actions and those of others are influenced by social forces. In addition, the course aims to introduce students to the role of culture in shaping thoughts and behaviour and to provide them an opportunity to appreciate diverse perspectives.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Recognize and describe the 10 core social psychological phenomena;
  2. Identify and discuss the link between key social psychological theories and social behaviours;
  3. Evaluate and reflect on classical social psychology experiments; and
  4. Critically evaluate and analyze social psychological phenomena as portrayed through a variety of media (films, news casts, television shows, etc.).

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Self Perception
  • Social Perception
  • Social Cognition
  • Attitudes
  • Persuasion
  • Social Influence
  • Group Behaviour
  • Stereotypes and Prejudice
  • Aggression
  • Altruism
  • Attraction and Intimacy

Additional Requirements

Prerequisite(s): 1 of PSYC*1000, PSYC*1100, PSYC*1200

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight
Quizzes (5 x 4%) 20%
Movie Analysis 20%
Discussion Participation (5 x 5%) 25%
Online Final Exam 35%
Total 100%

Note:

Additional Technical Requirements

This course will use the Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. In order to use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, you must meet the following technical requirements:

  1. Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8, 7; Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.
  2. Memory: Windows 2 GB RAM; Mac 512 MB RAM.
  3. For Mac users: Safari must function properly on the computer.
  4. Mac users must have Adobe Flash Player installed to Safari, even if a different browser is normally used.
  5. Functioning webcam and microphone. The webcam and microphone can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. (You will be required to do an environment scan of your room, so please ensure you can move your computer, laptop or webcam for this scan.)
  6. A broadband Internet connection. It is recommended that you access the Internet via a wired connection.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets the necessary system requirements. Use the browser check tool to ensure your browser settings are compatible and up to date (results will be displayed in a new browser window).

*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Social Psychology
Type
Online
Dates
September 10, 2020 to December 04, 2020
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $2,748.00 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes

Students are required to purchase the ebook version of the textbook with Wiley Plus. This version of the textbook has been updated and includes videos and new content that are not part of the paper copy.  

Note:  If you are in a degree program at the University of Guelph, please DO NOT register using the link above.  You must register through WebAdvisor.

Section Materials
  • Publishers Access Code (Confirmed) (Mandatory) E-Book Social Psychology with WileyPlus by Sanderson, C.A. & Safdar, S. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Canada 1st Canadian edition ISBN 9781119345824
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