Study of individual behavior within the social environment. Topics may include socio-psychological processes, attitude formation and change, interpersonal relations, group processes, self, social cognition, and research methods.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Define social psychology and related terminology.
  • Discuss the relationship between the person and the situation and its influence on attitudes, prejudice, aggression, prosocial behavior, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Describe the dynamics of group behavior in areas of social influence, such as altruism, conformity, obedience, deindividuation, leadership, intergroup relations, and conflict and cooperation.
  • Identify and evaluate the current and historical research, and research methods of social psychology, including ethical considerations.
  • Apply social psychological principles to real-world issues.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0



  • Must meet TSI College Readiness Standard for Reading