Social Psychology

What is Social Psychology?

Social psychology is the study of the relationship between individual and group behavior. Topics of interest in this area include conformity, aggression, and prejudice.

Related Courses in the Psychology Department

PSY 315: Survey of Social Psychology

Theory and research in selected areas of social psychology, such as the self, stereotypes, attitudes, conformity, group processes, attraction, aggression, and helping behavior.

PSY 336: Psychology of Personality

Theory and research in selected areas of personality psychology, including evolutionary, genetic, neurological and environmental influences on personality development as well as psychodynamic, humanistic, trait and cognitive/behavioral approaches to understanding personality.

PSY 341: Psychology of Gender

Examination of social learning, psychoanalytic, evolutionary and other psychological perspectives on gender, with focus on contemporary U.S. culture.  May include lesbian couples raising boys, media influences on gender identity, and sexism in the workplace.