SOC 10722 - Introduction to Social Psychology, Spring 2008
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Professor Jessica Collett, Ph.D.
Course Structure: 75 Minutes Classes - two times a week
The overarching goal of this class is to provide students with a working knowledge of social psychology and to stimulate an interest in ourselves, the world around us, and the connections between the two. This is a course about how we become who we are - how our personalities (or our selves) are shaped by others, the groups we belong to, the social structures around us, and our interactions as social beings. However, interaction is a process between entities, a two-way street. Hence, it is not only about how the world around us shapes who we are, but also a course about how we shape the groups that we belong to and the social structures around us.