Science & Nature

Key Principles of Social Psychology - Flex Version

In this 4 week flex class, learners will be provided with a general background in the main content areas of social psychology, as well as an understanding of the techniques used by social psychologists to study human social behavior.
Ronda D.
37 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
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Class

No live meetings

Over 4 weeks

13-18

year olds

2-12

learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Description

Class Experience

Social psychology is the scientific study of the way individuals think, feel, and behave in social situations. Social psychologists seek to answer many questions that are relevant to our everyday lives. 
These questions include such topics as:
How are we influenced by our environment and by other people? How do we come to know ourselves? How do we form impressions of the people we meet? How do we explain others’ behavior? What causes relationships to begin or to fail? 
Why are people sometimes helpful, but at other times aggressive or even cruel? 
What are attitudes and how do they affect us? 
What leads to conformity and obedience? 
How do group processes affect us?
I have worked with middle school, high school and college students as a teacher and Director of Education and I spent over 10 years doing mental health counseling with children, adolescents and young adults. I have a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Mental Health Counseling and have all but dissertation for a PhD in Educational Psychology with coursework completed in clinical psychology, as well. 
Because the course is a flexible scheduling course and will not have live meetings, there will be weekly prerecorded videos of the lessons to watch, as well as weekly questions to answer and a discussion prompt to participate in on the Outschool platform. 
A notebook and pens/pencils are required. The instructor will provide pre-recorded videos, hand-outs and powerpoints. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
A certificate of completion and a written assessment of the learner's participation and achievement in the class will be provided at the conclusion of the 4 weeks. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
There is discussion at one point about Milgram's shock study of obedience as well as the bystander effect in the lack of helping in the Kitty Genovese case. I make sure to let students know that if any part of those discussions make them uncomfortable to let me know and I will make sure that I provide them with an alternative activity or example. I will also let their parents know. I do not go into any graphic details because of the age of the group and it is not necessary to go into details to show the concepts of diffusion of responsibility, obedience and the bystander effect. 
No additional sources will be required. The instructor will be creating the hand-outs, powerpoints and pre-recorded videos. 

Teacher

Ronda D. Psychology Teacher Sharing My Passion & Knowledge with Young People
37 total reviews
52 completed classes

About Me

I have taught classes at the college level for the past 20 years (Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Basic Math, Basic English Grammar and Research Writing, Communications, Abnormal Psychology, General Psychology, Psychology of... 
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