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PSY 200 Social Psychology
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2008
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Principles of sociology and psychology with emphasis on the individual and his/her reciprocal interaction with groups, basic psychological factors, social attitudes, language and communication, society and cultures, small groups and their relation to the individual, leadership and group dynamics.

Prerequisites: PSY101



Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Define "Social Psychology" so that it is distinct from both Psychology and Sociology.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of terms, concepts and principles of Social Psychology.

3. Illustrate understanding of theoretical perspectives fundamental to Social Psychology.

4. Utilize the scientific method in Social Psychology applications.

5. Apply Social Psychology's concepts, principles and theories to observations in social settings.

6. Relate the impact of social interaction to the socialization, identity, relationships, role behaviors and attitudes of individuals.

7. Analyze the impact of the individual on groups in society.

8. Differentiate a Social Psychologist's perspective of social interaction from that of a psychological perspective.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Identify at least 2 areas of study which overlap Psychology and Sociology (i.e. socialization, identity, attitudes, behavior and social interaction).

2. Apply and use identified content terms, concepts and principles in given scenarios with at least 70% accuracy.

3. Describe at least 4 of the 6 common theoretical foundations of Social Psychology (Behavioral, Cognitive, Structural, Interactional,and/or Social Learning, Social Exchange).

4. Critique research methodologies used in a variety of Social Psychology studies.

5. Use concepts, principles and theories of Social Psychology in class discussions and journal entries of at least 1,500 words based on personal observations in various settings.

6. Describe how Social Psychologists would look at the effects of the group on the individual in class discussion and written discourse of at least 1,000 words.

7. Summarize how Social Psychologists would look at deviance, stigma, collective actions, and social movements in class discussion and in written discourse of at least 1,000 words.

8. Identify and illustrate Social Psychology theoretical perspectives underlying social situations in written discourse of at least 1,000 words.