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Social Psychology

Shannon Holleran, PhD.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(299)
In this course, we will discuss psychological topics such as aggression, helping behavior, prejudice, friendship, and social norms.

Class experience

Intermediate Level
14 lessons//14 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
What is social psychology? We will discuss research methods & critically analyze a research article.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Learn about two theories of self-esteem & how self-esteem is related to being famous.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Attitudes (part 1)
We'll introduce how social psychologists study attitudes & learn about the Stanford Prison Experiment.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Attitudes (part 2)
We'll continue our discussion of attitudes and learn about impostor syndrome.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Group Influence
How do groups impact your behavior? Let's find out.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Conspiracy Theories
Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? We'll discuss the social psychological principles behind these attitudes.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Prejudice (part 1)
What is prejudice? Where does it come from? We'll also learn about microaggressions.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Prejudice (part 2)
We'll continue our discussion of prejudice by discussing stereotype threat & how prejudice develops.
 Week 9
Lesson 9
What is aggression? We discuss how social psychologists explain aggressive behavior & look at a criminal case.
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Let's discuss how social psychologists explain cult-behavior. We will also research a cult.
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Helping Behavior
Why do we help other people? Does the situation around us matter? Let's find out.
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Close Relationships (part 1)
Find out how social psychologists study love & attraction.
 Week 13
Lesson 13
Close Relationships (part 2)
Why is it important to feel connected? We'll also learn about the impact of "ghosting."
 Week 14
Lesson 14
Environment & Health
How does our culture or environment impact us? We'll discuss several research studies.
I have a PhD. in psychology from the University of Arizona and taught college classes for over ten years.
Homework Offered
The homework for the class is optional, but recommended.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Each week we will have a written assignment, critical thinking short answer question, and quiz.
Grades Offered
I will keep a gradebook for each learner by request and assign them a letter grade.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will use peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/psp) & Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (https://journals.sagepub.com/home/psp).
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(299)
Welcome! I'm a social/personality psychologist. This means I look at how the people around us and our personality traits impact our thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

I'm passionate about making psychology relatable to everyday life. In my... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $210 for all content
14 pre-recorded lessons
14 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 1 learner
Ages: 12-17

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