UC/CSU eligibility: This course is approved for “G” credit
Social psychology is a branch of psychology that analyzes the individual in the context of a social situation. This Social Psychology course provides students the opportunity to study the way in which people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the presence of others. Students will learn how and when people are influenced by others, and what happens in the mind of an individual when various influences come into conflict with one another. Curriculum topics include: how we understand others and ourselves, attitude formation and change, the influence of social groups, interpersonal attraction, conformity, persuasion, aggression, and prejudice.