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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 25, 2018
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LASS208 Social Psychology 3 cr.

Social Psychology explores the behavior of individuals and groups in social contexts. In this course, an emphasis will be placed on how social aspects may be relevant to being an artistic individual in today’s society. Some examples of topics to be discussed are: How are our thoughts, feelings, and behavior influenced by the presence of other human beings? Can we manipulate someone else’s opinion? Does self-fulfilling prophesy exist? What are social norms? Questions related to how a person’s self-image develops, how individuals think about and react to the world, and how they understand themselves and others will also be explored. In addition, students will learn about concepts such as impression and attitude formation, persuasion, pro-social behavior, prejudice and discrimination, obedience and compliance, aggression, group psychology, and personality.

Prerequisites: LALW100; FRSM100

All College Elective