Psychology (PSYC) 379
Social Psychology (Revision 7)
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Area of Study: Social Science
Prerequisite: PSYC 289 or 290, or its equivalent is recommended.
PSYC 379 has a Challenge for Credit option.
PSYC 379 is designed to introduce students to the field of social psychology, the scientific study of how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours influence, and are influenced by other people in social situations. The course covers basic theories, concepts, and research about individual processes (e.g., attitude change), interpersonal processes (e.g., aggression), and group processes (e.g., intergroup relations).
- Unit 1: Introduction
- Unit 2: Doing Psychological Research
- Unit 3: The Social Self
- Unit 4: Perceiving Persons
- Unit 5: Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
- Unit 6: Attitudes
- Unit 7: Social Influence
- Unit 8: Group Processes
- Unit 9: Attraction and Close Relationships
- Unit 10: Helping Others
- Unit 11: Aggression
To receive credit for PSYC 379, you must complete course quizzes, a project, and an examination. You must achieve a composite course grade of at least D (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the final examination. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
|4 Quizzes (5% each)||20%|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Kassin, S., Fein, S., Marcus, H. R., & Burke, T. (2013). Social Psychology (2nd Canadian ed.). Toronto, ON: Nelson Education.
The course materials include an assignment booklet, a student manual, and a study guide on the Moodle course website.
Challenge for Credit Overview
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, and intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information about the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
To receive credit for the PSYC 379 challenge registration, you must score at least 50 percent on the exam and obtain a composite mark of at least D (50 percent) to pass. If you fail the exam, your exam mark will become the final grade for the challenge.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 7, January 02, 2013.
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