Spring 2024 - PSYC 260 D100

Introduction to Social Psychology (3)

Class Number: 1582

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Thu, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
    Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 14, 2024
    Sun, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
    Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 102.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Examines methodology and content in social psychology. Topics include: attitudes and values; social perception and cognition; group behaviour; social includence; prejudice, discrimination, and sexism; aggression; altruism, interpersonal attraction and interpersonal relationships. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to the fascinating field of Social Psychology. This means that we’ll be exploring both classic and current theories and research, while considering how this body of work can be applied to our own lives. Some topics that we will cover include: prejudice, stereotypes, culture, conformity, persuasion, and happiness.

Grading

  • Mid-term Exam: 25%
  • Self-assessment/term paper: 10%
  • Writing Assignments: 25%
  • Participation: 5%
  • Final Exam: 35%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

No textbook required -- open source materials for the readings will be provided

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:

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