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PSY 205 Social Psychology

(Both semesters/4 credits)

The scientific study of the social behavior of individuals as they interact with others. Topics include: perception of others, affiliation, interpersonal attraction, aggression, small group dynamics, leadership, conformity, conflict, group decision making and productivity, altruism, attitude formation and change. Theories are presented and applied to broader social questions such as prejudice, interpersonal relationships, effects of urbanization and women’s roles in society.