Course Code (cross-listed)
  • PSYCH 253
  • PSYCH 253R
Course Title Social Psychology
Online Offers
  • Winter 2022 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Christopher Bryan Lok)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

An introduction to the scientific study of social behaviour and social influences on behaviour. Theories and research on such topics as attitude change and persuasion, stereotypes and prejudice, conformity and obedience to authority, altruism, conflict, attraction, and love may be introduced. [Note: PSYCH 253 - offered on campus and Online; PSYCH 253R - offered at Renison University College]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Winter 2021 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Richard Eibach


  • Prerequisite: PSYCH 101/101R


  • Prerequisite: PSYCH 101/101R
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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