Social Behavior and Personality

PSY 629S

Broad examination of current theory and research on the interpersonal, personological, and social cognitive influences on social interaction/behavior. Emphasis on: nature of social influence, function/construction of the self, relationship formation/maintenance, aggression, altruism, personality-based mediators and moderators of social behavior, and application of social psychological theory/research to real-world issues. Methodologies discussed include experimental, quasi-experimental, narrative, and observational models. Prerequisites: PSY 104, PSY 305, and STA101 or PSY 201 or other discipline-based statistics course and consent of instructor for undergraduates. One course / 3 units.

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