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Week 15 / Units 10 & 11

Review this study guide for Week 15 / Units 10 & 11 of the Introduction to Psychology course.

Units 10 & 11 Study Guide

The following outline includes topics based on APA National Standards for the study of social interactions and sociocultural diversity. Use these standards as a checklist to make sure you’ve mastered this unit.

document  Social Interactions Study Guide

  • Social cognition
    • 1.1 Describe attributional explanations of behavior.
    • 1.2 Describe the relationship between attitudes (implicit and explicit) and behavior.
    • 1.3 Identify persuasive methods used to change attitudes.
  • Social Influence
    • 2.1 Describe the power of the situation.
    • 2.2 Describe effects of others’ presence on individuals’ behavior.
    • 2.3 Describe how group dynamics influence behavior.
    • 2.4 Discuss how an individual influences group behavior.
  • Social relations
    • 3.1 Discuss the nature and effects of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.
    • 3.2 Describe determinants of prosocial behavior.
    • 3.3 Discuss influences upon aggression and conflict.
    • 3.4 Discuss factors influencing attraction and relationships.

document  Sociocultural Diversity Study Guide

  • Social and cultural diversity
    • 1.1 Define culture and diversity.
    • 1.2 Identify how cultures change over time and vary within nations as well as internationally.
    • 1.3 Discuss the relationship between culture and conceptions of self and identity.
    • 1.4 Discuss psychological research examining race and ethnicity.
    • 1.5 Discuss psychological research examining socioeconomic status.
    • 1.6 Discuss how privilege and social power structures relate to stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.
  • Diversity among individuals
    • 2.1 Discuss psychological research examining gender identity.
    • 2.2 Discuss psychological research examining diversity in sexual orientation.
    • 2.3 Compare and contrast gender identity and sexual orientation.
    • 2.4 Discuss psychological research examining gender similarities and differences and the impact of gender discrimination.
    • 2.5 Discuss the psychological research on gender and how the roles of women and men in societies are perceived.
    • 2.6 Examine how perspectives affect stereotypes and treatment of minority and majority groups in society.
    • 2.7 Discuss psychological research examining differences in individual cognitive and physical abilities.

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Sources

  1. The American Psychological Association’s Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (APA TOPSS) course template.