Social Psychology

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Psychology 361: Social Psychology
Psyc 111
EST. time to complete:
3 to 9 Months
$301.00/Credit (No Fees)


This course covers research on individual behavior in its social context: how the individual acts upon the social environment, and interacts with other individuals.

The purpose of PSYC361: Social Psychology is to gain an understanding of what “social psychologists do!” To accomplish this, you will be shown the kinds of research questions that social psychologists ask (e.g., “Why does advertising work so well?” or “Why do mob riots occur?”).

Social psychologists try to figure out how the environment affects our behavior, and how our behavior affects our environment. To figure out the answers to these questions, social psychologists use a wide variety of research techniques, which you also will learn about.

You will learn about the classic experiments performed by famous social psychologists, who asked questions like “Why did the Nazis do what they did?” and “Why do we believe one thing and do another?”

Finally, by learning about the research questions and how social psychologists try to answer them, you will be able to see how various psychological concepts apply in your own lives.

  1. What is Social Psychology?
  2. Research Methods in Social Psychology
  3. Attribution Theory
  4. Social Cognition
  5. Attitudes and Behavior
  6. Persuasion
  7. Exam1
  8. Conformity and Obedience
  9. Group Influence
  10. Aggression
  11. Helping
  12. Prejudice
  13. Exam 2


David Myers and Jean Twenge (2016). Social Psychology, 12th ed. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN 10: 0077861973 or ISBN 13: 9780077861971

You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:


Each assignment contains a combination of multiple-choice questions and a journal entry. The journal entries or “logs” will represent how a social psychological concept reflects a real-world experience.

You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.