About Social Psychology!!!
Welcome to Social Psychology, the most important field in Psychology and the second-most important in all of social science!
Social Psychology is the study of the relationship between the individual and society. It has developed for over a century into several forms and approaches in Europe and North America and more recently in South America and Asia. Several of these approaches will be introduced, although most of the material as well as the text will be in the North American Psychological Social Psychology tradition. Due to its central location in Psychology, it has been substantially responsible for the creation of several other applied and theoretical fields, including cross-cultural psychology, forensic psychology, political psychology and environmental psychology.
More than any other field within Psychology, Social Psychology is intrinsically cultural. The cultural basis of Social Psychology and its strong links to cultural and social sciences such as sociology, anthropology, and cross-cultural psychology require a cultural and international approach, both of which will be present in this course. The course will be partially "internationalized," meaning it will include an international component in which you will work with students in another country on some projects and assignments.