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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 2C03
Professor
Dr.Beston
Semester
Winter

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Social Psych: Psych 2C03 Content of Course  Content of Social Psychology  Research in social psychology  Impact of research on social psychology theory o How do experiments change and or developed theory? o Critical thinking skills  Application of social psychology theory and research to real-world situations o Critical thinking skills o Abstract conceptual understanding Shorthand Notation  Experiment = Expt  Independent Variable = IV  Dependant Variable = DV What is Social Psychology?  The scientific study of how peoples affects, behaviours and cognitions are influenced by the presence of at least one other person (ABCs of psychology)  Very broad range of topics o Conformity o Persuasion o Group behaviour o Prejudice o Sexuality Warning  Social psychology is not just common sense Research Methods  The Scientific Method o Observations + Theory -> Hypothesis; Predication->Test o Either confirms and expands theory or Null result  Do scientists “prove” things
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