Course - Social Psychology

The Wellness Center
Address:  8/3 Sellapperumage Fernando Mw. Rawathawatte, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Telephone:  (94)707 396369
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Course Description
This short course is best suited as a foundational course for Psychology undergraduates as well as for any person who wishes to gain an understanding of how society and culture influences the human psyche. It is designed to share knowledge on the foundational research and topics that form social psychology. This will be a highly interactive program where discussions on current cultural and societal climate is encouraged. We learn by discussing real-life situations and how they connect with social psychology theories and research. 

All reading material will be provided by The Wellness Center. 
Course Content
  • Introduction to Social Psychology - History, Scientific method
  • Cognition - Bias, Schema, Memory, and Influence
  • The Self - Self-awareness, individualism / collectivism, identity and self-esteem
  • Attitudes - Beliefs, values, ideologies, intentions, and behavior
  • Persuasion - ELM and Heuristics
  • Attribution - Attributional styles, social representations, gossip, conspiracy theories, and culture
  • People in groups - Group structure, norms, and morality
  • Prejudice and discrimination - Racism, sexism, and stigma
  • Anti-social and Prosocial behavior - Aggression, altruism, and helping behaviors 
  • Attraction - attraction and attachment, love, romance, social isolation, and ideals. 
Important Terms & Conditions and Entry Requirements
  • A verifiable online Certificate of Completion will be issued to all participants who are logged in to a minimum 90% of all online lectures. There will be 12 lectures in total. 
  • Minimum Age Requirement - 18yrs

Other requirements -
  • A very good knowledge of the English language.
  • A laptop/computer with a good wi-fi connection for uninterrupted Zoom lectures.

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Course Duration: 03 months    /    Total lecture hours:   24
Start date:            20 October 2023 (completing on 19th Jan 2024) 
Delivery:               On-line (Zoom)     
Language:            English
Lectures:              Friday 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Course fee:          Rs.40,000.00 (10% discount for full payment at registration. Or you may pay in 2 installments Rs.20,000.00. First payment is at registration, and balance payment on or before 20th December.)  

All registered students for this program will receive the inaugural issue of Psychology Quarterly magazine. The magazine will be posted to the address given in this registration form.  *
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