“Positively Impacting Learning Through Evidence-Based Practices”
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING
PSYC 3710, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 CREDIT HOURS
FALL SEMESTER 2011
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
Baron, R. A., Branscombe, N. R., & Byrne, D. (2008).
(12th ed.). San
Francisco, CA: Allyn and Bacon.
Social psychology is the scientific study of how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are
influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.
Prerequisite: PSYC 2500.
VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES
Students will demonstrate cross-cultural perspectives and knowledge of other societies.
Students will use computer and information technology when appropriate.
Students will express themselves clearly, logically, and precisely in writing and in speaking,
and they will demonstrate competence in reading and listening.
COURSE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES FOR B.A./B.S. PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE
Identify plausible psychosocial and biological principles that influence behavior and
cognition, given a particular context or situation.
Use appropriately the technical language of the science of psychology in oral and written
Describe the impact of society and culture on human diversity.
11. Use appropriate computer technology to complete relevant assignments.
This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to the wondrous, fascinating,
sensational, delightful, attractive, enchanting, riveting field of social psychology.
goal of the course is to familiarize you with the fundamental principles of social psychology.
Although this will not be an easy task, I do want you to know that we will try to have FUN
accomplishing this goal.
Students will identify plausible psychosocial and biological principles that influence
behavior and cognition, given a particular context or situation.
Students will use appropriately the technical language of the science of psychology in
oral and written communication.
Students will describe the impact of society and culture on human diversity.
Students will use appropriate computer technology to complete relevant assignments.