PSYC 2103 N3

Social Psychology

An introduction to the methods, theories, and applications of social psychology. The study of how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the real or imagined presence of other people. Topics include persuasion, conformity, prejudice, aggression, altruism, and attraction. Note: Textbooks are currently not available through the Acadia bookstore, you can purchase your textbook through many online sites such as amazon.ca etc. Please ensure you use the ISBN numbers listed in the Course Syllabus to ensure you have the correct edition of the textbook.

Instructor: Wendy Nickerson
Prerequisites:
 PSYC 1013 and 1023.
Course Type: Online; Continuous-intake. Register anytime and learn at your own pace


In this course, you'll focus on the interrelationship between people and their social environment. You'll study the underlying principles of social psychological research, including research methods and ethical issues.

Areas of study include:

  • Communication and bias
  • Interpersonal attraction and love
  • Prejudice, aggression, and conflict


Through this course, you'll develop your understanding of how individuals view the world around them and the methods they use to influence one another.