Course objectives

Social Psychology will be giving knowledge to the students about the basic concepts and principles which regulate human behavior. It will also help the students to explore that how one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.

Course content

This course covers many of the major ideas in contemporary social psychology. But focus mainly on social psychology as a science. It involves examination of social psychological phenomenon from psycho-social perspectives. Contemporary issues in psychology such as the Social Self, Perceiving Persons, Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination, Culture, Gender and Individual Differences , Attitudes, Helping others and Aggression are Explored. Stress and Health, Theoretical concepts, Psychoanalytic Perspective, Trait Perspective, Humanistic Perspective, Social Cognitive Perspective, Personality Assessment Scientific methodology and its application to social psychological phenomena are stressed.

Recommended Text

  • Kassin, S., Fein, S., & Markus, R. H. (2011). Social Psychology. (8thed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.
  • Forsyth, D. F. (1987). Social psychology. California: Brooks Publishing Company.
  • Myers, D. G. (2012). Social Psychology (11th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill
  • Wayant, J. M. (1986). Applied social psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.