Social Psychology

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social Psychology

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The goal of this course is to introduce the student into the scientific understanding of how human perception, cognition and action is influenced and shaped by the (real or imagined) presence of others. Themes that are discussed are: the self in a social context, perception of others, social identity, attitudes, attitude change and persuasion, group norms and conformity, group processes and decisions, attraction and close relationships, prosocial behavior, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination, aggression and social conflict.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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