Social Bases of Behavior

CLI PS603 - Social Bases of Behavior

Credits: 3

The course explores the social behavior of individuals and groups. Social Psychological theories and empirical research will provide a foundation and framework for examining and studying social phenomena scientifically. How individuals think about the world, how they understand themselves and others, how they formulate perspectives on the world, as well as the development of prejudice and stereotypes are addressed. Specifically, social psychological research on social perception and social cognition, attitude formation, persuasion, obedience and compliance, prosocial behavior, and fairness in social relationships will be examined to provide a deeper understanding of contemporary clinical and social psychological issues related to class, culture, sexuality and race. Cross listed as CLI PS603, SCH PS603.