BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PSYC-222 - Social Psychology - 3.00 Credits

PSYC-222 - Social Psychology - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course examines how social environment interacts with human behavior, attitudes, values and personality. This course will explore social perception and cognition as it relates to both the Indigenous world view and Western ideologies. Topics will include: Social perception in terms of Indigenous and Western ideologies, racism and prejudice, sexism, aggression, understanding of self within the social and cultural context and interpersonal relationships.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : ENGL-060 , English 12 or English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • identify attitudes, values and behaviours that lead to the differentiation of cultures;

    • describe differences in social perception and cognition as it relates to both Indigenous and Western worldviews;

    • compare different cultural values within the context of social psychology;

    • describe and appraise various social psychological influences on human situations, thoughts and behaviours (residential schools and reconciliation);

    • indicate how the approach taken by social psychologists is different from that of philosophers, sociologists and social commentators;

    • describe the various methods by which Social Psychologists do research;

    • explain altruism and volunteerism;

    • discuss group processes and conformity; and

    • apply and contrast Indigenous/Western attitudes, values, culture, identity and self-perception.

    Text and Materials:
  • Baron, Robert A. & Byrne, Donn. Social Psychology; Understanding Human Interaction.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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