Sociology 150A - Social Psychology: Self and Society

UC Berkeley - Sociology 150A: Social Psychology: Self and Society (Spring 2009). Instructor: Professor Robb Willer. This course offers a broad survey of the various theories and perspectives advanced in social psychology. Social psychology is a field which bridges sociology and psychology and is primarily concerned with how individuals view and interact with one another in everyday life. The class is organized around a survey of the great ideas from the history of social psychology. We will study social psychological research on a wide variety of topics including conformity, obedience, identity, power, status, and interpersonal perception.

Introduction to Social Psychology


Lecture 01 - Introduction to Social Psychology
Lecture 02 - Experiments
Lecture 03 - Cognitive Biases 1
Lecture 04 - Cognitive Biases 2
Lecture 05 - Cognitive Biases 3
Lecture 06 - Conformity
Lecture 07 - Conformity and Norms 1
Lecture 08 - Conformity and Norms 2
Lecture 09 - Conformity and Norms 3
Lecture 10 - Obedience 1
Lecture 11 - Obedience 2
Lecture 12 - Film and Roles and Identity 1
Lecture 13 - Roles and Identity 2
Lecture 14 - Social Identity Theory 1
Lecture 15 - Social Identity Theory 2
Lecture 16 - The Southern Culture of Honor
Lecture 17 - Status
Lecture 18 - Status and Review Session for Mid-term
Lecture 19 - Stereotypes 1
Lecture 20 - Stereotypes 2
Lecture 21 - Automaticity 1
Lecture 22 - Automaticity 2
Lecture 23 - Automaticity 3 and Immune Neglect
Lecture 24 - Immune Neglect 2 and Happiness
Lecture 25 - Relationships
Lecture 26 - Carpe Diem, Final Thoughts