PSY 216 Social Psychology

Social psychology studies the social nature of human behaviors, attitudes, perceptions, thoughts and emotions. Major areas of study include: research methods, social perception and judgment, attitude formation and change, prejudice, discrimination, sexism, aggression, interpersonal attraction altruism, conformity, group dynamics, and the application of social psychology findings to current social issues. Recommended: College level reading and writing skills.




Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AAOT Social Sciences, AGS Social Science, AS Liberal Arts Core 4,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe major facts and theories from the domain of social psychology. Recognize and articulate the interplay between social, psychological and biological forces as it applies to social psychology. Apply relevant social psychological phenomena to everyday relationships and situations. Combine and synthesize social psychological concepts and theories to draw reasonable conclusions, develop intelligent skepticism, and critically analyze information.