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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What Is Social Psychology? - Definition & Professions in the Field
Course SummaryUse this engaging Social Psychology for Teachers course to introduce video lessons into your classroom instruction. Our short lessons are generally under ten minutes, designed by professionals and introduce even the toughest topics in a fun, easy-to-follow way.
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Earn professional development credits to renew your social science teaching license with Social Psychology for Teachers. Brush up on social psychology topics so you can better teach organizational behavior, abnormal psychology, and other social science topics. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn social science credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about the major perspectives of social psychology and research methods.
- Check your knowledge of things like group decisions and attraction with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert social science instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the UExcel Social Psychology exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. UExcel credits are accepted by over 2,000 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Social Psychology for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Psychology and sociology teachers who want to brush up on social psychology
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging social psychology videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a social psychology unit or course
- Aspiring social science teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make social psychology easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert social science instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review social psychology terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn social science credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Psychology of Adulthood and Aging for Teachers, Research Methods in Psychology for Teachers, and Life Span Developmental Psychology for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in social psychology as well as sociology, anthropology, counseling, and other social science topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Social Psychology for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Introduction to Social Psychology (major perspectives of social psychology, forms of group membership, conformity, social learning, group prejudice)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Research Methods and Ethics (types of research design, true experimental design, ethnography, validity and reliability, inferential statistics)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||Social Cognition and Perception (knowledge organization, the priming effect, self-fulfilling prophecies, heuristics, attributional patterns)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||The Self in a Social Context (the self, introspection, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in education, self-comparison theory, effort justification)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||Attitudes and Persuasion (the ABC model of attitudes, implicit vs. explicit attitudes, types of persuasion techniques, subliminal messages)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||Group Decisions (group psychology, injunctive and descriptive group norms, social roles, leadership styles, groupthink)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7||Attraction and Close Relationships (physical traits and attraction, the halo effect, the equity theory of love, the evolutionary theory of love)|
|Day 8||Chapter 8||Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination (sex and gender, sexism and patriarchy, stereotype threat, contact hypothesis)|
|Day 9||Chapter 9||Applied Social Psychology (altruism and prosocial behavior, the bystander effect, the misinformation effect, research on happiness)|
|Day 10||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for social psychology|
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