Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC 211 - Social Psychology

An introduction to the field of social psychology emphasizing the experimental and the experiential approach. Various theoretical orientations and relevant research are considered covering such topics as group structures and group processes, formation, measurement and changing of attitudes (including prejudice), communication and persuasion, leadership, interpersonal relations, and social influence. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in PSYC 102 , or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly PY 211.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Develop a basic understanding of the fundamental principles in social psychology and identify and discuss them as applicable.
  • Identify and discuss landmark social psychological studies and their applications to the real world, such as the Mailgram and Zimbardo studies.
  • Identify, discuss and analyze the role that both culture and context pay in shaping human behavior.
  • Apply the principles of social psychology to the modern world we live in today.

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