SOCY 230 - Sociology of Personality
A social psychological study of the development of human nature and personality, mind, and self as products of social interaction. The role of language as fundamental in the symbolic process is stressed as this relates to personality development and behavior motivation. PREREQUISITE(S): PSYC 102 , SOCY 100 , or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly SO 206.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Apply classical and contemporary models of personality when analyzing social behavior with strong emphasis towards sociological paradigms.
- Identify and comprehend how individual characteristics are acquired in terms of these theoretical models.
- Identify ways in which human development and behavior is related to signs, symbols, and human language.
- Identify ways in which individual behavior may be affected by the social context including deviant behavior, aggression, attraction, emotions, persuasion, and obedience.
- demonstrate how social psychological phenomena may be investigated and how theories can be developed from empirical findings.
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