Upon completion of the course and—if necessary—with multiple revisions of specific writing tasks, students will be able to do the following:
1. Define social psychology, describe its goals and paradigms, and distinguish it from other sciences which study human behavior.
2. Describe the methods of research used in the field of social psychology.
3. Explore social cognition in relation to the self, social beliefs, judgments, behavior and attitudes. ?4. Identify differences in social influence from the standpoint of culture, conformity, compliance and obedience.
5. Understand why some people are attracted to each other and others are not.
6. Explore social relations in terms of prejudice, aggression, discrimination, conflict and peacemaking.
7. Recognize verbal and nonverbal cues and explain how they help us recognize people's true feelings.
8. Classify the different types of antisocial behaviors and how to recognize symptoms of each.
9. Analyze how stress develops, how it affects mental health and physical health and how to cope with it.
10. Assess the various different social forces that are placed on a group versus an individual.
11. Prepare formal research paper in proper APA format