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Introduction to Social Psychology

Learn why people think and behave the way they do in social settings.

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Starts Nov 29
Estimated 7 weeks
1–2 hours per week
Self-paced
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About this course

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We often have firmly held beliefs about why people think and behave the way they do. Sometimes our intuitions are correct, but often they are not.

Social psychology helps us understand how people think about themselves and other people and what motivates their behaviour in social settings.

This course explores a range of topics in social psychology, from how we think about ourselves, how we think about others, and how we interact and communicate with others. We will also discuss the ways that we can influence others and be influenced by others. Finally, we look at some problematic aspects of human behaviour, such as prejudice and aggression.

You should take this course if you are curious about why we behave the way we do.

At a glance

  • Institution: UQx
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    None

What you'll learn

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  • How we influence each other
  • Why we sometimes hurt other people
  • How we think about ourselves and others
  • How we communicate non-verbally
  • Why people behave pro-socially
  • Where prejudice and stereotypes come from

Learner testimonials

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"This course is really interesting and it's made me understand more about human behavior, attitudes, communications and our relationships with the world and with each other. The instructor gets your attention and uses humor well to keep one engaged." -- PreviousLearner

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