Courses Catalogue

Social Psychology

COURSE CODE: GIC 31060
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Social Psychology focuses on the experiences and behaviors of the individual in the social world of relationships, media influences, group pressures and prejudices. Students will be introduced to major research findings in each area and will be encouraged to discuss a range of explanations for social issues. The broad theme of this course will be how individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by other people- social influences. Social Psychology is a broad field that overlaps with other sub- disciplines of psychology like personality, cognition, anthropology, sociology and communication

COURSE AIM
The course is aimed at imparting knowledge in social Psychology as well as skill in application of social psychological research

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge in social Psychology.
  • Become acquainted with the field of Social Psychology so as to understand situations they actually encounter in everyday life.
  • Reflect on the application of social psychological research and how it might be used to solve real-world problems.
  • Apply social psychological phenomena to their own thinking, behavior, and relationships.