Psychology 104: Social Psychology

Watch social psychology video lessons to learn about research methods, ethical considerations and theoretical approaches found in this field. You can also take self-checking quizzes and a practice final exam to test your understanding of course material. 

Course Summary

This Psychology 104: Social Psychology course follows the curriculum of a typical semester-long introductory college social psychology course. Social psychology examines how an individual's thoughts, feelings and actions are influenced by those around him and by his social context. Explore this branch of psychology through our entertaining, online video lessons.

Course Objectives

This course will teach you about prominent researchers in the field, common social psychology theories and research methods. Our team of professional psychology instructors also covers social cognition and perception, attitudes and persuasion, and applied social psychology. By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define and summarize social psychology
  • Compare and contrast the work of social psychology researchers, including Lewin, Milgram, Asch, Zimbardo, and Elliot
  • Outline the types of research used in the social psychology field
  • Illustrate the covariation model of attribution
  • Model and appraise memory tools, including schemas
  • Define and assess Schachter's two-factor theory of emotions
  • Break down the role of emotions in attitudes
  • Analyze the theory of planned behavior
  • Appraise how people work in groups and make group decisions
  • Interpret the theories related to attraction
  • Outline and explain the ideas of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination
  • Examine the misinformation effect
  • Summarize perceived helplessness


There are no prerequisites for this course, though many students choose to complete Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology prior to Social Psychology.

Course Format:

Psychology 104 is organized into 13 chapters, which contain video lessons that address specific topics in social psychology. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice final exam to see how much you've learned.

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