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- Available Lessons: 115
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryPsychology 316: Advanced Social Psychology has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging psychology topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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The course objective is to examine interpersonal communication in various social contexts and apply social psychological principles in the evaluation of current events in legal, career/work, health, education, and online environments.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. One assignment is required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Understand & apply scientific methods used in social psychological research to everyday situations and current events in social environments (e.g., public health, education, law, politics, career/work).
- Evaluate and describe how social cognition & social perception influence human thinking & behavior in various social contexts.
- Examine the impact of actual, imagined, or implied social influences (persuasion, group processes & intergroup relations) on human thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
- Evaluate and apply theories of the social self to everyday situations.
- Evaluate factors involved in forming & maintaining close interpersonal relationships (e.g., friendships, romantic relationships, marriage)
- Differentiate between stereotyping, prejudice & discrimination; discuss empirical findings, & explain how they influence human thoughts, feelings, & behaviors.
- Discuss empirical findings from research on conformity, obedience, & aggression, & relate to broader societal issues.
- Explain the nature and dynamics of prosocial behavior & compare to those associated with aggression.
There are no prerequisites for this course, but most students prefer to complete Psychology 104: Social Psychology before taking this course.
Psychology 316: Advanced Social Psychology consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Psychology 316: Advanced Social Psychology by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Psychology 316: Advanced Social Psychology final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Themes of Social Psychology||Define social psychology; identify potential careers in the field; differentiate among the major perspectives and themes of social psychology.|
|Social Cognition, Perception & Nonverbal Communication||Compare theories of social cognition; evaluate low-level and high-level functions that are involved in social cognition; synthesize sources of cognitive errors; evaluate impact of cognitive errors on the development of human thoughts, feelings and beliefs.|
|Attitudes, Persuasion & Behavior||Evaluate learning theories that are associated with attitude development; identify social and personal factors that contribute to attitude development; describe techniques that social psychologists employ to measure attitudes; assess factors that contribute to attitude change; compare persuasion techniques that are used to influence people and resist persuasion; describe the process of cognitive dissonance.|
|Self-Perception & Identity||Compare the ways in which we present ourselves to others and the ways in which we influence others' perception of us; evaluate strategies we employ in regards to identity management, including self-control, self-serving attributions and social comparisons.|
|Prejudice, Stereotyping & Discrimination||Recognize social factors that influence prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping in various contexts; explain how the treatment of groups has changed over time and evaluate various reactions to such changes; apply strategies for reducing racism in various social contexts.|
|The Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships||Identify internal and external sources of attraction and apply these factors to the formation and maintenance of interpersonal relationships; differentiate between the types of interpersonal relationships that are formed throughout the lifespan; explain the functions of interpersonal relationships in the social world; identify threats to different types of relationships.|
|Conformity, Compliance & Obedience||Compare types of social groups, roles, and norms; formulate outcomes of group decision-making and disagreement; analyze factors that influence conformity, obedience and compliance; differentiate between characteristics of majority groups, minority groups and their members that either hinder or lead to social change.|
|Altruism & Prosocial Behavior||Explore the origins and social influences of prosocial behavior and altruism; assess factors that increase or decrease our chances of helping others in need; apply diffusion of responsibility to a variety of situations.|
|Aggression in Social Psychology||Assess personal and social characteristics that reduce or increase the likelihood of aggression; describe strategies for reducing aggressive behaviors and provide examples of their use in reducing aggression.|
|Social Psychology & the Online World||Apply the concepts of social cognition and perception in various online contexts; compare the 'online self' to the 'real-world self'; assess strategies that are used for persuasion, compliance and conformity in online contexts; formulate ways in which stereotypes, prejudice and aggression are perpetuated online.|
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|A College Accelerator Study.com membership.|
|Completed all lessons in Psychology 316: Advanced Social Psychology course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Have not taken this exam three times. (0/3)|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
|Please note: Assignments are required to complete this course for credit. You have submitted / required assignments for this course.|
Please meet all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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