Summer 2023 Psychology PS0100 section 002

Social Psychology: Understanding Human B

Understanding Human Behav

Call Number 10420
Day & Time
MTWRF 9:10am-11:00am
307 Uris Hall
Day & Time
MTWRF 1:10pm-3:00pm
307 Uris Hall
Points 0
Grading Mode Ungraded
Approvals Required None
Instructor Starlett R Hartley
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course introduces students to major psychological theories and research on human social behavior. We look at why humans often help each other but also why they hurt each other. Topics covered include empathy, prejudice, helping, compliance, bullying, conformity, and the development of personality. A variety of psychological methods for predicting and preventing anti-social behavior are discussed.

The course establishes a strong grounding in scientific principles and methodology. Students are encouraged to think about how empirical methods can be used to measure complex social phenomena, to recognize and appreciate experimental rigor, and ultimately to question common assumptions about human behavior found in ordinary discourse and the popular press.

Students typically spend a portion of each day in lecture and a portion in learning activities such as group work, discussion, and hands-on experimentation. Outside of class, in addition to doing assigned reading participants complete homework assignments in which they apply what they have learned to real-world social situations. For example, they observe helping behavior on campus, complete personality assessments, and survey their family and friends. The data they collect is be pooled, analyzed, and discussed by the whole class.

Web Site Vergil
Subterm 08/07-08/11 (M)
Department Pre-College Programs (SHSP)
Enrollment 26 students (24 max) as of 4:05PM Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Status Full
Subject Psychology
Number PS0100
Section 002
Division School of Professional Studies
Open To Pre-College Programs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20232PSYC0100K002