BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PSYC-222 - Social Psychology - 3.00 Credits

PSYC-222 - Social Psychology - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course examines how social environment interacts with human behavior, attitudes, values and personality. This course will explore social perception and cognition as it relates to both the Indigenous world view and Western ideologies. Topics will include: Social perception in terms of Indigenous and Western ideologies, racism and prejudice, sexism, aggression, understanding of self within the social and cultural context and interpersonal relationships.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : PSYC 111, PSYC 121, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:

  • communicate in a holistic approach used by social psychologists to understand human relationships;

  • describe the steps taken when studying social relationships and explain how social psychological factors are assessed;
  • conduct a research project in the area of social psychology;
  • discuss the structure of scientific progress and human values as they impact on the psychological study of social psychology;

  • express and support the principle that there is more to an individual than meets the eye, and that relationships contribute to our understanding of who we are;

  • describe and discuss the various social psychological influences on human situations, thoughts, and behaviours;

  • discuss the importance of understanding different cultural values within the context of social psychology; develop skills in active listening, discussion-leading, and presentation skills;

  • describe and define theory on human interaction from a social psychological perspective; and
  • basic understanding of the evolution of human interaction from hunting/gathering period to the present day.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Baron, Robert A. & Byrne, Donn. Social Psychology; Understanding Human Interaction.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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