Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-220
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Catherine A. Sanderson (Section 01)
The individual’s behavior as it is influenced by other people and by the social environment. The major aim of this course is to provide an overview of the wide-ranging concerns characterizing social psychology from both a substantive and a methodological perspective. Topics include person perception, attitude change, interpersonal attraction, conformity, altruism, group dynamics, and prejudice. In addition to substantive issues, the course is designed to introduce students to the appropriate research data analysis procedures.
Requisite: PSYC 100 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 40. Preference to Amherst College students. Offered Fall semester. Professor Sanderson. Spring semester: Professor Totton.
How to handle overenrollment: Majors will be given preference according to seniority and pre-registration.
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Attention to issues of class, Attention to issues of race, Attention to issues of social justice, and Attention to research.