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- Available Lessons: 91
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis social psychology textbook replacement course features all the topics in a traditional textbook but in a flexible format. Our mobile-friendly course costs less than an ordinary textbook and provides students with a resource they can study at any time from any computer or mobile device.
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- In class, engage students in discussions and/or interactive activities that focus on the lesson topics.
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Using the course is simple. You can find any topic you're currently studying in social psychology class, or if your school uses this course in the classroom, you can get your assignments through links sent by your teacher via email. Even if your school uses traditional textbooks, you'll find this course offers a great supplement and brings social psychology lessons to life. The short videos give you an easy, fun and helpful way to better understand and absorb social psychology theories, processes and applications.
- Identify the social psychology topics you're studying in class, or click on the lesson links sent to you.
- View the short and engaging social psychology video lessons.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your understanding of topics like the propinquity effect, the halo effect and the social exchange theory.
- Submit questions to our expert instructors for additional help with any social psychology topic covered in the course.
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Our social psychology course supports your individual learning style and your lifestyle. Check out some of the helpful and practical ways this course can be valuable to you as well as the advantages to having a complete resource to complement your classroom lessons.
- Fun Videos: Our lessons entertain while they teach you about gender stereotypes over time, the Stanley Milgram experiment and the priming effect.
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- Learn Your Way: Whether you learn better through discussion, viewing the video or reading the lesson transcript, we've got you covered.
- Keeping Up in Class: If you need to miss class or don't quite understand a social psychology concept, you can use this course to make sure you don't fall behind.
- Discover the fundamentals of social psychology
- Establish research methodologies and related ethical systems
- Determine differences between social perception and social cognition
- Identify the Self in relationship to the social context
- Learn about different attitudes and point out the methods of persuasion
- Review how decisions are made in groups
- Analyze factors that cause close relationships and attraction
- Decide how discrimination, stereotypes, and prejudices affect social situations
- Go over how social psychology methodologies are applied in the real world
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