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- Available Lessons: 100
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What Is Social Psychology? - Definition & Professions in the Field
Course SummaryPsychology 104: Social Psychology has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. The course can be completed at your own pace, and our expert instructors explain social psychology concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. Complete the course to jumpstart your degree!
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The course objective of this course is to provide an overview of the work of prominent researchers in the field and introduce important psychological theories and research methods. Topics covered include research methods and ethics, social cognition and perception, attitudes and persuasion, and applied social psychology.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real 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.
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 180 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.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Define and summarize social psychology
- Compare and contrast the work of social psychology researchers, including Lewin, Milgram, Asch, Zimbardo and Elliot
- Outline the types of research used in the social psychology field
- Model and appraise memory tools, including schemas
- Break down the role of emotions in attitudes
- Appraise how people work in groups and make group decisions
- Interpret the theories related to attraction
- Outline and explain the ideas of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
- Examine the misinformation effect
- Summarize perceived helplessness
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Psychology 104 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 both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower 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 104 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Psychology 104 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Introduction to Social Psychology||Define social psychology, its major perspectives and seven major themes. Discuss forms of group membership, social learning and conformity.|
|Research Methods and Ethics||Find out about types of research design, true experimental design, ethnography, ethics in research, and quantitative and qualitative research. Learn to assess research quality and interpret correlations in the results.|
|Social Cognition & Perception||Get information on schemata, scripts, the priming effect, self-fulfilling prophecies, heuristics, counterfactual thinking and the covariation model of attribution.|
|The Self in a Social Context||Get a definition of the 'self', learn how it functions and its purpose. Explore self-perception theory, theories regarding emotions and motivation and attributions for behavior.|
|Attitudes and Persuasion||Examine the ABC model of attitudes and learn about implicit and explicit attitudes. Describe several methods of influencing other people, and see how emotions can impact persuasion and attitudes.|
|Group Decisions||Get an idea of group psychology, including the minority vs. majority influence, idiosyncrasy credits, social roles, obedience, groupthink and group norms. Study leadership styles and types.|
|Attraction & Close Relationships||Explore mere exposure and look at examples from real life. Learn about the role of similarity, physical traits and the halo effect in attraction. Examine several theories of love and relationships.|
|Stereotypes, Prejudice & Discrimination||Look at theories on the origins of prejudice, and learn about stereotypes, prejudice in the classroom, contact hypothesis and how realistic conflict theory relates to political and economic discrimination.|
|Applied Social Psychology||Define prosocial behavior, and learn about its predictors. Delve into topics in which social psychology can be applied, including urban overload, the misinformation effect, learned helplessness and research into happiness.|
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|Completed the entire Psychology 104: Social Psychology course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
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