Why do we act in particular ways in different settings? Why do we stereotype? What is prejudice, ‘prosocial’ behaviour and the ‘bystander effect’?
Come and learn why we act in particular ways in different settings. We'll also look at stereotypes, prejudice, ‘prosocial’ behaviour and the ‘bystander effect’.
Social psychology explores several important questions that people face. How do we construct and make sense of our social self? How do we relate to other people? What are the principles behind social influence? Social psychology affects how people act in various contexts, from the effects of advertising on consumers’ behaviour to how we interact at a party. This area of psychology helps us to understand the concepts we often have questions and talk about. For example, what factors explain helping behaviour? Why do people behave differently when being observed versus being on their own? Why are people attracted to certain personalities and not others?
The course will provide an overview of the theories and concepts in Social Psychology (e.g., bystander effect, stereotypes, prejudice, group processes, prosocial behaviour etc.). Social psychology is a fascinating field and students could relate to most concepts and learn about their own and other's behaviour.