This course covers social psychological theory and research findings as they apply to social phenomena, such as how others are perceived, how to persuade and influence others, how individuals interact with and perceive others based on their group memberships, and how individuals form and maintain intimate relationships.
The course emphasizes research methodology, and there are direct applications to the study of contemporary social problems (e.g., promoting recycling), health care environments, business, sales, and legal settings.
This course can be applied toward:
PSY 100 (General Psychology).
Students enrolling late assume the risk of missing the deadline to receive a full refund of tuition.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Social Psychology, 14th Ed. (2017)
Branscombe, Nyla R. and Baron, Robert A.
Dr. Jennifer Jill Harman
Dr. Jennifer Jill Harman has two masters degrees in psychology (counseling and social psychology) and received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2005. She has been teaching undergraduate and graduate level social psychology, introduction to psychology, and advanced topics in social psychology for close to 12 years. In 2012 she was awarded the College of Natural Sciences Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. She is currently an associate professor in the psychology department at Colorado State University, and conducts research using social psychological principles to examine social and health problems, particularly related to close relationships. She has an active research laboratory with many undergraduate and graduate research assistants, and she welcomes students to join her lab to learn more about research in social psychology.