Liberal Arts > Psychology

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: PSY101,SOC101 or consent of instructor

Examines how the presence of others influences thoughts and behavior, including research on close relationships, persuasion, stereotyping, aggression, and group dynamics.


II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge about social psychology, including major theories, principles, research methods, and applications of social psychology to contemporary issues. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Students who pass this course must demonstrate they:

  • Have a working knowledge of key concepts, principles, theories, and research from social psychology. (GE 1)
  • Can correctly use the American Psychological Association’s style in all writing in the course. (GE 2)
  • Locate, evaluate, and use information relevant to assignments. (GE 4)
  • Present an approach for resolving a significant contemporary problem based upon principles and research from social psychology. (GE 6)

Scheduled PSY-261 classes:

Fall 2019