The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the field of Social Psychology. Social psychology is the scientific study of the way in which people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the social context—real or imagined. Social psychology seeks to understand individuals’ subjective experiences and the way those experiences impact our behavior. We will discuss topics such as how we come to know and understand ourselves, how attitudes are formed and influence our behavior, and how groups influence our thoughts and actions. By the end of the course you will be able to describe and discuss influential theories in the field and the major findings related to them.