:: PSY 319K - Social Psychology Offered Online

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Posted: September 30, 2013

Self-paced Online Social Psychology Course Open for Registration

University Extension (UEX) is pleased to announce that PSY 319K - Social Psychology is now available as a self-paced online course and open for registration.

Have you ever wondered why people help or fail to help others? What causes prejudice? Why do some people have high self-esteem and others low? Why do people conform? This course addresses these questions and more through an examination of the basic principles of social psychology.

PSY 319K is structured around three theoretical cornerstones of the field of Social Psychology: interpersonal influence, social cognition, and the self. Interpersonal influence concerns topics such as group decision making, conformity, obedience, and persuasion. Social cognition primarily involves how people perceive and form impressions of each other. This includes studies of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. Finally, the study of the self examines how people form concepts about themselves, as well as the nature of self-esteem. In addition, the course also explores interpersonal attraction and helping behavior.

PSY 319K - Social Psychology is one of the many self-paced online courses offered by UEX, which can be started at any time and taken from anywhere.

UEX courses are drawn from the course inventory of The University of Texas at Austin. They provide transferable college credit and appear on an official university transcript.

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