Course Summary
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Psychology 104
Self-paced. 6 weeks (24 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Social Psychology


The course objective is to provide an overview of the work of prominent researchers in the field, and introduce important psychological theories and research methods. Topics covered include research methods and ethics, social cognition and perception, attitudes and persuasion and applied social psychology.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to define and summarize social psychology
  • Compare and contrast the work of social psychology researchers, including Lewin, Milgram, Asch, Zimbardo, and Elliot
  • Outline the types of research used in the social psychology field
  • Model and appraise memory tools, including schemas
  • Break down the role of emotions in attitudes
  • Examine the misinformation effect
  • Appraise how people work in groups and make group decisions
  • Interpret the theories related to attraction
  • Outline and explain the ideas of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination
  • And summarize perceived helplessness

General Course Topics:

  • Introduction to social psychology
  • Research methods and ethics
  • Social cognition and perception
  • The self in a social context
  • Attitudes and persuasion
  • Group decisions
  • Attraction and close relationships
  • Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
  • Applied social psychology
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials