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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What Is Social Psychology? - Definition & Professions in the Field
Course SummaryThis flexible course allows you to earn an Introduction to Social Psychology Certificate at your own pace. Use our video lessons to meet your professional development goals and stay current on important social psychology topics.
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About This Course
Watch these video lessons and earn an Introduction to Social Psychology Certificate in just a few weeks. These lessons offer a fun yet comprehensive look at key social psychology concepts, including social learning, social perception, group psychology and stereotypes. Engaging lessons teach you how to influence people using different persuasion techniques and help you understand how stereotypes and prejudice are maintained. The on-screen graphics and dynamic animations make it easy to retain key social psychology theories and methods.
Who's This For?
Teachers, coaches, career and academic counselors, managers, analysts, retail professionals, recruiters, writers and many other professionals can benefit from the concepts learned in this course.
Prerequisites aren't required for this introductory course.
Benefits of the Certificate
A certificate in social psychology can enhance your professional and personal life in a variety of ways.
- Add this certificate to your online profile to demonstrate your understanding of how individuals are affected by social interaction and perceptions.
- Place this course on your resume to help you attract the interest of potential employers or show your current employer your desire to advance in your career.
- Use this course to meet continuing education requirements.
- Implement it into your social interactions or use it to strengthen your relationships with friends and family.
Introduction to Social Psychology Program Breakdown
Introduction to Social Psychology
Get started in this course with a definition of social psychology and a look at some social psychology perspectives and its seven major themes. You'll explore well-known studies by Albert Bandura, Kurt Lewin, Solomon Asch and Jane Elliott.
Research Methods and Ethics
This chapter reviews different types of research design, ethnography, quantitative research and qualitative research. You'll find out how to assess a study for reliability and validity and understand the role of ethics in research.
Social Cognition & Perception
Learn about self-fulfilling prophecies, heuristics, counterfactual thinking and low- and high-effort thinking in this chapter. Study the covariation model of attribution and cultural differences in attributional patterns.
The Self in a Social Context
Understand what the self is and look at its functions and purpose in this chapter, which teaches you about introspection, the self-perception theory, impression management, self-serving attributions and motivation.
Attitudes and Persuasion
In this chapter, you'll learn about implicit and explicit attitudes and different persuasion techniques. You'll study the ABC model of attitudes, subliminal messages, attitude inoculation and the planned behavior theory.
Explore group psychology and norms and methods for disagreeing with a group in this chapter. Learn about group experiments, different leadership styles and groupthink.
Attraction & Close Relationships
You'll study a variety of theories on attraction and love in this chapter as well as look at reasons relationships end.
Stereotypes, Prejudice, & Discrimination
This chapter teaches you about gender stereotypes, sexism and patriarchy, conflict theory and catharsis and aggression. You'll find out how self-serving attributions are used to maintain prejudice and examine automatic and controlled information processing.
Applied Social Psychology
Close out this course with lessons on altruism and prosocial behavior before taking a look at how social psychology can be applied to environmental efforts. You'll study research on perceived behavioral control, learned helplessness, misinformation, deterrence and happiness.
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