Social Psychology Online Course
From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks
100 hrs (12 months)
Yes unlimited by email
About this Course
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.