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Sociology Online Course (Social Psychology)

Why Study this Sociology Course?

Are you interested in learning how humans are influenced by others? Do you want to understand how people interact with each other? This online sociology course will teach you exactly that and more! This course will teach you how you relate to others, the theories involved in sociology, different influences in interpersonal relationships, how a group naturally behaves, how culture influences individuals and groups, and more.

 

“Social psychology gives a fascinating insight into the mind of humans within a social setting.”

Learn more about social psychology? how and why humans behave the way they do in social settings.

Course Aims

  • To determine how physical characteristics and non-verbal behaviour affect our formation of impressions of others, and how that information is processed;
  • To understand the sociological perspective of the self and how we relate to others;
  • To discuss attribution theory, the internal and external causes, and its role in self-perception and the perception of others;
  • To understand the emergence of attitudes, changes in attitude, and the effect of attitudes upon behaviour and use as predictors of behaviour;
  • To discuss the emergence of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination from the perspective of social psychology and attitudes;
  • To understand the influence of physicality, similarity, familiarity and proximity on interpersonal relationships;
  • To understand helping behaviour through the influences of conformity, compliance, obedience and diffusion of responsibility;
  • To define social psychological theories of aggression and to apply those theories;
  • To understand the nature of group behaviour and to demonstrate awareness of group cognition;
  • To understand the effect of culture on behaviour of individuals and groups.

Course Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Social Cognition
    • Introduction to social psychology
    • What is social psychology
    • Impression formation
    • Behaviour
    • Appearance
    • Expectations
    • The primary affect
    • Attribution
    • Scemas and social perception
    • Central traits
    • Stereotypes
    • Social inference and decision making
    • Case Study: social psychology and law
  2. The Self
    • Introduction
    • Self concept
    • Present and ideal selves
    • Cognitive dissonance
    • Experiments into cognitive dissonance
    • Reducing cognitive dissonance
    • Self efficacy
    • How does the self develop
    • Self and social feedback
    • Socialisation
    • Types of socialisation
    • How are we socialised
  3. Attribution and Perception of Others
    • Attribution theory
    • Attribution and Concensus, consistency, distinctiveness
    • Attribution errors
    • Culture and attributional style
    • Criticisms of the theory
    • Practical uses of attribution theory
  4. Attitudes and Attitude Change
    • Defining attitude
    • Characteristics of attitudes
    • ABC of attitudes
    • Affective elements of attitude
    • Behavioural elements of attitude
    • Self attribution
    • Specificity
    • Constraints
    • Cognitive elements of attitude
    • Attitude formation
    • Factors affecting attitude change
  5. Prejudice, Discrimination and Stereotypes
    • Introduction
    • What is prejudice
    • Functions of prejudice
    • How we measure prejudice
    • In groups and out groups
    • Reducing prejudice
    • Stereotypes
    • Functions of stereotypes
    • Dangers of using stereotypes
    • Changing stereotypes
    • Discrimination
  6. Interpersonal Attraction
    • Introduction
    • Theories of attraction
    • The social exchange theory
    • The reinforcement affect model
    • Factors affecting interpersonal attraction
    • Physical appearance
    • Biological underpinnings
    • Similarity
    • Familiarity
    • Positive regard
    • Mis attribution of emotions
    • Proximity
    • Attachment styles
    • Cultural similarities
    • An evolutionary perspective
    • The cost of sex
  7. Helping Behaviour
    • Bystander intervention
    • Diffusion of responsibility
    • Social facilitation
    • Compliance
    • Obedience
    • Conformity
    • Why do people conform
    • Factors affecting conformity
    • Desire for affiliation
    • Reinforcement and punishment
    • Obedience to authority
    • Why does social influence work
  8. Aggression
    • Introduction
    • Types of aggression
    • Theoretical approaches to aggression: Freudian, Drive theories, Social learning theories, Biological and evolutionary theories
    • Aggrssion against outsiders
    • Aggression in a species
    • Aggression in humans
    • Environmental influences on human aggression
    • Imitation or modelling
    • Familiarity
    • Reinforcement
    • Aggression and Culture
    • Other factors
  9. Groups
    • What is a group
    • Kinds of groups; recreational, social, work, family, sportingFeatures of groups
    • Factors relating to groups: productivity, social loafing, insufficient coordination, social facilitation
    • Group decision making: group think, group polarisation, minority influence
    • Deindividualisation
  10. Cultural Influences
    • Defining culture
    • Culture and social exchange
    • Individualistc vs reciprocal societies
    • Cross cultural psychology vs cultural psychology
    • Culture bound syndromes
    • Trance and possession disorder

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Sociology Online Course (Social Psychology)

    Why Study this Sociology Course?

    Are you interested in learning how humans are influenced by others? Do you want to understand how people interact with each other? This online sociology course will teach you exactly that and more! This course will teach you how you relate to others, the theories involved in sociology, different influences in interpersonal relationships, how a group naturally behaves, how culture influences individuals and groups, and more.

     

    “Social psychology gives a fascinating insight into the mind of humans within a social setting.”

    Learn more about social psychology? how and why humans behave the way they do in social settings.

    Course Aims

    • To determine how physical characteristics and non-verbal behaviour affect our formation of impressions of others, and how that information is processed;
    • To understand the sociological perspective of the self and how we relate to others;
    • To discuss attribution theory, the internal and external causes, and its role in self-perception and the perception of others;
    • To understand the emergence of attitudes, changes in attitude, and the effect of attitudes upon behaviour and use as predictors of behaviour;
    • To discuss the emergence of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination from the perspective of social psychology and attitudes;
    • To understand the influence of physicality, similarity, familiarity and proximity on interpersonal relationships;
    • To understand helping behaviour through the influences of conformity, compliance, obedience and diffusion of responsibility;
    • To define social psychological theories of aggression and to apply those theories;
    • To understand the nature of group behaviour and to demonstrate awareness of group cognition;
    • To understand the effect of culture on behaviour of individuals and groups.

    Course Structure

    There are 10 lessons in this course:

    1. Social Cognition
      • Introduction to social psychology
      • What is social psychology
      • Impression formation
      • Behaviour
      • Appearance
      • Expectations
      • The primary affect
      • Attribution
      • Scemas and social perception
      • Central traits
      • Stereotypes
      • Social inference and decision making
      • Case Study: social psychology and law
    2. The Self
      • Introduction
      • Self concept
      • Present and ideal selves
      • Cognitive dissonance
      • Experiments into cognitive dissonance
      • Reducing cognitive dissonance
      • Self efficacy
      • How does the self develop
      • Self and social feedback
      • Socialisation
      • Types of socialisation
      • How are we socialised
    3. Attribution and Perception of Others
      • Attribution theory
      • Attribution and Concensus, consistency, distinctiveness
      • Attribution errors
      • Culture and attributional style
      • Criticisms of the theory
      • Practical uses of attribution theory
    4. Attitudes and Attitude Change
      • Defining attitude
      • Characteristics of attitudes
      • ABC of attitudes
      • Affective elements of attitude
      • Behavioural elements of attitude
      • Self attribution
      • Specificity
      • Constraints
      • Cognitive elements of attitude
      • Attitude formation
      • Factors affecting attitude change
    5. Prejudice, Discrimination and Stereotypes
      • Introduction
      • What is prejudice
      • Functions of prejudice
      • How we measure prejudice
      • In groups and out groups
      • Reducing prejudice
      • Stereotypes
      • Functions of stereotypes
      • Dangers of using stereotypes
      • Changing stereotypes
      • Discrimination
    6. Interpersonal Attraction
      • Introduction
      • Theories of attraction
      • The social exchange theory
      • The reinforcement affect model
      • Factors affecting interpersonal attraction
      • Physical appearance
      • Biological underpinnings
      • Similarity
      • Familiarity
      • Positive regard
      • Mis attribution of emotions
      • Proximity
      • Attachment styles
      • Cultural similarities
      • An evolutionary perspective
      • The cost of sex
    7. Helping Behaviour
      • Bystander intervention
      • Diffusion of responsibility
      • Social facilitation
      • Compliance
      • Obedience
      • Conformity
      • Why do people conform
      • Factors affecting conformity
      • Desire for affiliation
      • Reinforcement and punishment
      • Obedience to authority
      • Why does social influence work
    8. Aggression
      • Introduction
      • Types of aggression
      • Theoretical approaches to aggression: Freudian, Drive theories, Social learning theories, Biological and evolutionary theories
      • Aggrssion against outsiders
      • Aggression in a species
      • Aggression in humans
      • Environmental influences on human aggression
      • Imitation or modelling
      • Familiarity
      • Reinforcement
      • Aggression and Culture
      • Other factors
    9. Groups
      • What is a group
      • Kinds of groups; recreational, social, work, family, sportingFeatures of groups
      • Factors relating to groups: productivity, social loafing, insufficient coordination, social facilitation
      • Group decision making: group think, group polarisation, minority influence
      • Deindividualisation
    10. Cultural Influences
      • Defining culture
      • Culture and social exchange
      • Individualistc vs reciprocal societies
      • Cross cultural psychology vs cultural psychology
      • Culture bound syndromes
      • Trance and possession disorder

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      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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