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Social Psychology - Understanding the Influence of Others - Flexible Scheduling

In this 12 week flexible 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.
39 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 17 learners
Class
No live meetings
Over 12 weeks
13-18
year olds
3-12
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course 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

Available Times

Pacific

Available Times

Pacific
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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn about the careers and areas of research in social psychology.
Students will learn about social influences on the self, including self-concept and self-esteem.
Students will learn about social perception and schemas as well as social perceptions biases such as the fundamental attribution error and the actor-observer effect.
Students will learn about the formation of attitudes and how they can be changed.
Students will learn about how prejudice develops and discrimination results as well as how resistant stereotypes are to change. 
Students will learn about what affects interpersonal attraction.
Students will learn about what social roles influence our behavior. 
Students will learn about how far people will go in obeying authority. 
Students will learn about the potential causes of aggression and the theories as to why some people are aggressive.
Students will learn about prosocial behavior and what factors influence individuals' willingness to help.
Students will learn about group processes and how dangerous the behavior of deindividuation can be. 

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 Personality, Psychology of Learning and Life Skills) and have been a substitute teacher for grades K-12. I worked as a mental health counselor working with children and adolescents for over 10 years  and I have been a Director of Education and Director of Compliance for Career Colleges over the years. I have taken classes as a student at the undergraduate and graduate level in Sociocultural counseling and psychology and have taught about Communication differences across cultures in Communication's courses. 

My education at the Bachelors level was in Psychology, the Master's level was Mental Health Counseling and my PhD work has been in both Clinical and Educational Psychology. I love to engage in interactive teaching and learning and I am a strong believer in the student centered approach to education.
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. Activities will also occur but will be done during class time. 
A notebook and pencils. All prerecorded lessons, hand-outs and powerpoints for each class will be provided by the instructor.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
At the end of the course, a grade will be provided as well as a certificate of completion.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
There is discussion at one point about cults (Jim Jones) and obedience to a cult leader as well as brief references to Hitler when we talk about Milgram's studies. We do not go into graphic detail but it can be disturbing hearing about mass suicides. We also mention violence in the discussion of the bystander effect and deindividuation but again it is kept developmentally age appropriate without graphic detail. If a student brings up inappropriate content for the class or appears to be emotionally bothered by any of the topics I will follow up with the student at the end of class. 
Hand-outs and lectures will be created by the instructor. Outside sources will not be required.

Teacher

Ronda D. Psychology Teacher Sharing My Passion & Knowledge with Young People
39 total reviews
62 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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