Social Psychology OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Course on Social Psychology

Published Feb 02, 2009

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Learn how the beliefs and actions of groups of people affect individuals in their decision-making and their reactions to various situations. 'Social Psychology,' an OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), examines social interactions and how they are influenced by others. This free course is designed for undergraduate Psychology students.

Social Psychology: Course Specifics

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Social Psychology: Course Description

Social psychology is the study of interactions between people and groups of people. This OpenCourseWare from MIT explores how customs and values of groups of affect individuals and vice-versa. Social and personal interactions are analyzed to understand how other people influence thoughts and actions. This course outlines education, persuasion and mass communication as they relate to social psychology. Social forces that enable groups and individuals to embrace diversity and shun discrimination are also discussed. Students discover the practical aspects of social psychology through everyday interactions. Professor Stephan Chorover and Dr. Jovan Ristic led the original course.

This OpenCourseWare about social psychology provides lecture notes and related resources free online.

If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the Social Psychology course page.

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