Social psychology is the scientific study of the way people think, feel, and behave in social situations. The course examines the relationship between individuals and their social environment helping to understand how we influence, and are influenced by, other people and the social contexts around us. A primary goal of this course is to introduce you to the perspectives, research methods, and seminal findings of social psychology. Equally important is allowing you to cultivate your skills for analyzing the social situations you encounter in everyday life.

These issues are addressed with social psychological theories from both Psychology and Sociology. 

This course will explore psychology as the science of human behavior and experiences; related areas of human functioning; focus on human research; theory and research methods, biological basis of behavior, human development, cognition, motivation, emotion, sensation, perception, personality and abnormal behavior.

This course will explore psychology as the science of human behavior and experiences; related areas of human functioning; focus on human research; theory and research methods, biological basis of behavior, human development, cognition, motivation, emotion, sensation, perception, personality and abnormal behavior.

Psychological abnormality and the main models of abnormality. Etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders. Emphasis on anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and related disorders, disorders of trauma and stress, disorders of mood, suicide, disorders featuring somatic symptoms, and schizophrenia.