Course: Social Psychology

Social Psychology

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About this Course

“Social Psychology" is a set of videos designed to help you develop a framework for understanding the concepts, phenomena, and theories of social psychology. They're the ideal study tool for AP Psychology courses, CLEP Psychology test preparation, and any college-level Social Psychology course.

Watch this course and learn basic Social Psychology concepts & theories.

Who this course is for:

  • People taking (or preparing to take) a social psychology course
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how and why people behave as they do in social situations.
Basic knowledge
  • There are no requirements for this course except willingness to learn
What you will learn
  • Provides a broad overview of concepts and theories that can help you understand your interactions with other people
  • Identifies, describes, and explains the phenomena that social psychologists study
  • Explains the major concepts and theories that social psychologists use to explain social behavior
  • Illustrates social psychology's key phenomena, concepts, and theories using film clips and other popular media
Number of Lectures: 25
Total Duration: 04:32:02
Basics and Research
  • What's Social Psychology?  

     A brief review of how social psychology relates to other, similar fields.

  • Experiments  

    What makes experimental studies so useful in the study of social psychology? How do experimental studies allow researchers to draw conclusions about cause-and-effect relationships?

  • Correlational Studies  

    What do you do when you can't do an experiment? What is it that correlational studies allow you to say about the relationship between two variables? And what does that have to do with how people differ

  • Statistical Significance  

    The difference you found between the two groups from your experiment could have happened by chance (as could the relationship you found between the two variables in your correlational study). Really.  Always. So,...How do you decide whether your findings might be "real"?

  • Attributions  

    Apparently, you can explain about why people do what they do...when you want to. 

  • Attributional Bias  

    Sometimes you don't work very hard at it (explaining, that is). 

  • Heuristics  

    No time to think? Not enough information to figure things out? Feeling lazy? Use a mental shortcut to solve your problems. 

Looking Good
  • Wanting To Look Good (Part 1)  

    Wanting to impress yourself messes with your head. 

  • Wanting To Look Good ( Part 2)  

     Thinking...about how to look good.

Attitudes and Attitude Change
  • Attitudes: An Introduction  

    What attitudes are all about.

  • Cognitive Dissonance And Self Perception  

    What do I think about that? Just ask my behavior!

  • Central Versus Peripheral Processing  

    Thinking--or not--about persuasive messages. 

  • When Messages Are Persuasive  

    How can you construct a persuasive message that will work? 

Indirect Social Pressure
  • Conformity  

    Would you do it just because everybody else was doing it? Well, sometimes. 

  • Norms  

    You know the rules! And, sometimes, that's all it takes.

  • Littering Studies  

    The effects of norms aren't always intuitively obvious.

Direct Social Pressure
  • Compliance And Mindlessness  

    Again with the not thinking! This time, it contributes to you doing what you're asked. 

  • Compliance And Reciprocity  

    Thanks!! And, yes, I'll do whatever you like! 

  • Obedience  

    Watch this. 

Love as an Adaptation
  • How Evolution Works  

    It's not exactly just "survival of the fittest."

  • The Contexts Of Mating  

    Not everybody mates for life. 

  • Short, Long, Man, Woman  

    What you want depends long you'll want it. 

Love as Attachment
  • Attachment Theory  

    Wouldn't it be nice to feel secure?

  • Attachment Styles  

    But...Not everyone feels secure. 

Love as Cognition
  • Two-Factor and Excitation-Transfer Theories  

    Where do emotional experiences come from? You, maybe? 

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