TimeDaysLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS Class NumberSyllabus (Tentative)
Tarbutton Hall 321
Cathryn Johnson. HSC. 41081 TBA.

January 12, 2011- April 25, 2011

Catalog Description: Conditions and processes of group formation and change, and the effects of these on individual behavior and adaptation.

Semester Details:

This course focuses on how social factors influence individuals' beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors. We will examine how attitudes develop and change; how people perceive others and their environment, and what brings people together. In addition, we will dissect group processes involving conformity, conflict, power, status, and influence and examine how inequality persists through social interaction.

Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources

  1. Aronson, Elliot. 2008. The Social Animal. 10th Edition.
    ISBN: 9781429203166.


Assignment/ExamDetails% of Total Grade
1 short research paper
3 exams

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