Social Psychology Foundation Certificate
What you'll learn
- How and why others think and behave as they do
- Group processes and dynamics
- Social influence
- Love and relationships
- This course is designed for anyone interested in social psychology
- No prior knowledge of psychology is required
Are you looking for a concise yet comprehensive introduction to social psychology? Do you want to better understand how other people think and act? How groups function together and the effect of social influence?
In this course, I'll provide you with an introduction to the key topics within social psychology. We'll look at:
Understanding ourselves and others
Group processes and behaviour
Social influence and persuasion
Love and relationships
Cultural issues like racism and sexism
And much more!
It is an academic overview, but presented in a fun way with real-world examples, like what we can learn from climate change, elections, and even online dating.
We'll start by looking at how we understand ourselves and build our concept of self. We'll then look at attribution (how do we understand why other people do what they do) and how people's behaviour changes in groups. This includes group processes, what happens when people don't pull their weight and how groupthink can occur. We'll also look at love and relationships and how we interact on an intimate level.
We'll explore social influence, including conformity, obedience and compliance, and persuasion: how can we apply what we have learnt to make persuasive arguments and convince others. We'll look at attitudes and how these affect our feelings and behaviours, and why we engage in prosocial behaviour.
Finally, we'll take social psychology to a macro level: how does social psychology play out on a social level with issues such as racism, sexism and how capitalism shapes who we are.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in social psychology
- Those looking to learn the basic concepts of social psychology
Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 50,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.
Chris is the founder of the mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.
Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.
In his spare time, he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.