SRJC Course Outlines

10/25/2021 1:02:28 PMPSYCH 30 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

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 Scheduled06 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 or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course investigates 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 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course investigates 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 or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, 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 personal 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 decisions-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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1.  Introduction to Social Psychology and Research Methods
2.  The Person and the Situation
3.  Social Cognition:  Understanding Ourselves and Others
4.  Presenting the Self
5.  Attitudes and Persuasion
6.  Social Influence:  Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience
7.  Affiliation and Friendship
8.  Love and Romantic Relationships
9.  Prosocial Behavior
10. Aggression
11. Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination
12. Groups and Group Behavior
13. Social Dilemmas; Cooperation vs. Conflict
14. Integrating Social Psychology

Assignments:
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1.  Read approximately 25-35 pages per week, and be prepared to discuss
   assigned material in the textbook supplement.
2.  Take at least two midterm exams and one final on lectures, reading
   concepts and terminology.
3.  Write a term or course research paper approximately 3-5 pages in
   length for the purpose of learning research skills, enhancing course
   knowledge, and improving writing skills.
4.  At the discretion of the instructor, students may write one or more
   2-3 page papers in response to reading and lecture materials.

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
25 - 50%
Course Research Papers, Response Papers
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
50 - 75%
Multiple choice, True/false, Essay exams, Fill-in, Short Answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Kenrick, Douglas T.; Neuberg, Steven L.; Cialdini, Robert B.
  SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY:  UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY, Allyn & Bacon, 2005.
Aronson, Elliot; Wilson, Timothy D.; Akert, Robin M.
  SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, Prentice-Hall, 2005.
Myers, David
  SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, McGraw-Hill 2005.
Taylor, Shelley E.; Peplau, Anne L.; Sears, David O.
  SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, Prentice Hall, 2003.

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