10104 Social Psychology

Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Psychology

Prerequisites: none

Recommended: Introduction to Psychology

Development team: Ravit Nussinson, Hana Bahak

The course is based on a Hebrew translation (by Tammi Dumai) of Social Psychology (10th ed.), by D. G. Myers (McGraw-Hill, 2010) and on a Hebrew translation of three chapters in Social Psychology (7th ed.), by E. Aronson, T. D. Wilson & R. M. Akert (Prentice, 2010).

Social Psychology studies the manner in which people think about, influence and relate to each other. The course introduces students to the research domains of social psychology, its research methods, manifestations of the phenomena it studies in everyday life, and the application of its implications to other domains.

Topics: Social thinking The self in a social world, How we think about the social world, How we perceive other people, Behavior and attitudes; Social influence Genes, culture, and gender, Conformity and obedience, Persuasion, Group influence; Social relations Prejudice. Aggression, Attraction and intimacy, Helping, Conflict and peacemaking; Applying Social Psychology in the clinic, in court, and in establishing a sustainable future.