PSYC 2403 Foundations of Social Psychology | UNB

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Foundations of Social Psychology

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Psychology PSYC 2403 Three (3) credit hours

This course examines individual personality and behaviour in relation to other individuals, society, and culture. The material will provide students with an understanding of how social forces interact with the individual to powerfully impact behaviour. The focus is on learning fundamental theories and principles of social influence and applying these fundamentals to current events and personal experiences. Topics include social perception, attitudes and values, conformity and obedience, prejudice and discrimination, aggression and violence, etc. (a copy of the current syllabus can be obtained here)

Instructor: Diane LaChapelle
Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6 ch) or permission of instructor

Why take this course?

  • Students will learn about how social forces interact with the individual to powerfully impact behaviour.
  • A key focus is learning to apply newly learned information about the fundamental theories and principles of social influence to understanding and explaining current events and personal experiences.
  • The course provides web links, videos, and learning activities to enhance learning.
  • The written assignments will help students develop critical thinking skills and improve academic/professional writing skills. There is ample opportunity for practice and feedback.
  • This course fulfills three of the 12 required credits in foundations courses towards a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at UNB. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-year social psychology-focused courses (e.g., cultural psychology, applied social psychology).

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • Critical Thinking Questions (14%)
  • Online Learning/Study Activities (28%)
  • 1 x Exam #1 (invigilated, 29%)
  • 1 x Exam #2 (invigilated, 29%)

The exam(s) for this course will be invigilated on an approved date using Respondus e-proctoring software (LockDown Browser). This is a free tool provided with this course. More information will be given once you have been registered.

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.