SRJC Course Outlines

12/2/2020 1:29:33 AMPSYCH 30 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PSYCH 30Title:  SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY  
Full Title:  Social Psychology
Last Reviewed:12/9/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course examines the mental processes, situational factors, individual differences, and group phenomena that influence the way people interact with other people, with emphasis on interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitudinal change, prejudice and discrimination, and aggression.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB 705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course examines the mental processes, situational factors, individual differences, and group phenomena that influence the way people interact with other people, with emphasis on interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitudinal change, prejudice and discrimination, and aggression.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB 705 mandates
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:D
Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2010
 D9Psychology  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1991Fall 2010
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D4Gender Studies  
 D9Psychology  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Fall 1991
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D4Gender Studies  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981
 4IPsychology  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: PSY 170 Introduction to Social Psychology SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PSYCH30

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe and analyze the theories and areas in Social Psychology
2.  Evaluate the assets, limitations, and ethics of the various research designs and explain how research findings can be generalized across time and cultures.
 

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Students will be able to:
1.   Discuss the major psychological research theories in the field of social psychology.
2.   With examples, describe and apply various types of research methods used for studying
       social behavior.
3.   Explain how individual personality characteristics (e.g., motivation, feelings, attitudes
       and cognitive processing) and environment (e.g., norms and cultural rules) interact to
       influence the individual's goals, beliefs and decision-making processes.
4.   Compare and contrast the four core processes of social cognition (attention, interpretation,
      judgment and memory).
5.   Define self-presentation and analyze how self-presentation is important to appearing likable,
       appearing competent, and conveying status and power.
6.   Distinguish the difference between persuasion and cognitive dissonance, and appraise how
       these concepts create attitude changes.
7.   Differentiate among various types of social influences (e.g. conformity, compliance
       and obedience).
8.   Discuss reasons for obtaining mates and reasons for ending relationships.
9.   Compare and contrast the genetic, neural and chemical, and social situational influences
      of aggression and aggressive behaviors.
10. Provide definitions, causes, and ways of reducing stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination.
11. Evaluate how theories of cooperation/conflict, competition/altruism, and
       conservation/short-sighted selfishness positively and negatively affect the immediate
      and global environment in which people live.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Introduction to Social Psychology  
II.   Methodology: Research Methods
III.  Social Cognition: How We Think About the Social World
IV.  Social Perception: How We Come to Understand Other People
V.   The Self: Understanding Ourselves in a Social Context
VI.  Social Influence
    A. Conformity
    B. Compliance
    C. Obedience
VII.  Attitudes and Attitude Change: Influencing Thoughts and Feelings
VIII. Interpersonal Attraction: First Impressions to Close Relationships
IX.   Prosocial Behavior: Understanding Why People Help Other People
X.    Aggression: Understanding Why People Hurt Other People and Prevention
XI.   Prejudices, Stereotyping and Discrimination
    A. Causes
    B. Cures
XII.  Group Processes: Influences in Social Groups
XIII. Social Dilemmas
    A. Conflict
    B. Cooperation
    C. Resolution
XIV. Integrating Social Psychology: Attaining a Sustainable Future

Assignments:
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1. Read approximately 35 pages per week
2. Writing assignment that may include research, experiential, response, or project for
      a minimum of 1,250 words
3. Quizzes, exams, and a final
4. Oral presentation and/or group project may be assigned

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 60%
Research, experiential, response, or project paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes, Exams, and a Final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Oral presentation and/or group project


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Social Psychology and Human Nature. 4th ed. Baumeister, Roy. and Bushman, Brad. Cengage. 2017
 
Social Psychology. Heinzen, Thomas and Goodfriend, Wind. Sage. 2019
 
Social Psychology. 13th ed. Myers, David and Twenge, Jean. McGraw-Hill. 2019

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