Social Psychology

Illustration of a brain with colors indicating regions involved in social processes, plus three example faces used in social testing and a photo of a large group sitting in a circle.

Regions of the brain important to social processes, example stimuli used for social and feelings testing, and a large group sitting together. (Illustration of the brain with regions important to social processes highlighted is courtesy of Elsevier, Inc., Used with permission. Illustration of three facial stimuli is courtesy of Elsevier, Inc., Used with permission. Photo of people sitting in a circle courtesy of premasagar on Flickr.)


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Spring 2013



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This course examines interpersonal and group dynamics, considers how the thoughts, feelings, and actions of individuals are influenced by (and influence) the beliefs, values, and practices of large and small groups. Learning occurs through a combination of lectures, demonstrations and in-class activities complemented by participation in small study groups and completion of homework assignments.

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Stephan Chorover. 9.70 Social Psychology. Spring 2013. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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