Social Psychology Online Course
From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks
Learn the psychology of how we interact with each other in group or social situations.
Man is a social animal, and as such, it is very important to understand the psychology of how we interact with each other, or act as a group rather than as an individual. By understanding the “natural” social needs of a person, you can develop an increased sensitivity to other people, and better identify and assist people with attending to deficiencies in their social interactions.
- 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.
Your TutorDr. Nicholas Harris B. Psychology (Hons I), PhD
Nicholas is a social psychologist; he studies and teaches on topics involving group-level and individual-level behavior, as well as examining the effect of the situation. Nicholas has been involved in writing textbooks and research papers in psychology. Nicholas’ teaching experience is vast; he has taught social psychology, indigenous and intercultural psychology, statistics, research methods, psychological measurement and assessment, personality, organizational psychology, counselling skills, and ethics. Nicholas has also completed a number of short courses on counselling and suicide prevention, and has volunteered for a number of years with Lifeline. Nicholas has supervised a number of honours and master’s research theses.