Introduction to Social Psychology

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

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.

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Instructors

Blake McKimmie

Blake McKimmie

Blake won a Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2010 and a University of Queensland Teaching Excellence Award in 2016. He currently teaches a large introductory psychology course and a second year elective about psychology and law. His research focuses on jury decision-making including the influence of gender-based stereotypes and the influence of different modes of evidence presentation. He is also interested in group membership and attitude-behaviour relations and how group membership influences thinking about the self. He is a leading instructor of the award-winning course: CRIME101x and the PSYC1030x Introduction to Developmental, Social & Clinical Psychology XSeries Program of four courses on edX.org.

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Roy Baumeister

Roy Baumeister

Roy F. Baumeister is a social and personality psychologist who seeks to understand the big picture of what human life is all about. His six hundred scientific publications have explored topics that include self and identity, the need to belong, violence and aggression, sexuality, emotion, free will, consciousness, gender differences, self-control and willpower, morality, culture, and how people find meaning in life.

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