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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2014 - Social Psychology

Hours: 3
The ways humans interact with other humans. The power of situations in shaping human behavior and thought, and the power of thought in creating our individual social realities. How to persuade others and resist persuasion, how to address stereotyping, racism, and sexism. What the important aspects of romantic relationships are, what the relationship between media influences and violence is, and how to promote altruistic behaviors. Understanding what social psychology is, including the issues that are studied and how they relate to our everyday lives. Appreciating the basic concepts underlying social psychology and becoming familiar with some of the better known theories and research findings. How to read social psychology literature and how to be a critical consumer of psychology research.
Notes: Cross-listed with PSYC 2610.