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Social Psychology is a great class to take, even if you are not a Psychology major. The class gave me a new view on the social world and its constructions. The world is a vastly different place than it was several years ago, and this class really helps you hone in on how the world has changed dynamically, at least as far as society is concerned. I learned a lot in this class that I would have otherwise never have given a second thought to. I discovered why and how we view the things we do and how those views changes over time. I this class you go over a load of different case studies and experiments that are seemingly wild, but when you break it down make sense. This is a class I highly recommend to anyone going into a field in which you are required to work with different groups of people. The professor is also wonderful and highly entertaining, while engaging the students in a manner that allows us to understand concepts much easier.
This course had many highlights, one being the group work in which you design experiments to conduct in a real world setting. Though you actually never conduct the experiments, it is interesting to think about them in a conceptual way. We also debated topics in a way that made you see things in a different view compared to many classroom debates that are merely one side against the other. In addition to this, you learn a lot about how society works and the way people view many different social constructs. This class is all about the psychology behind many of these purely social constructs such as gender roles in society, just as an example.
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I recommend that you read the chapter assigned to you ahead of time so that you go into the class with a better sense of what you will be learning that day. I also recommend that at the end of the week you go over the notes and make an outline of the chapter to help you better prepare for the exams. Usually this professor in particular gives you a study guide that is very helpful in giving you a better idea of what you should be studying.