Social Issues:Analysis and Policy

Course Number: 
HSL762
LTP structure: 
3-0-0
Discipline: 
Psychology
Credit: 
3.0

Pre-requisite

Course Objective

The course will introduce students to major social issues facing the society and help them appreciate the relevance of psychology theory and research to the understanding of these issues. The course will provide a balance between major social psychology perspectives, research in the field and introduce students to the various intervention strategies related to social issues. The policy implications of social psychology research and interventions will also be discussed.

Course Content

The courses will focus on the following: Social psychological theory and application, examine the various methods of research, examine some social psychology applications and evaluate them. Issues of Inequality, deprivation and justice, in the context of Intergroup relations, Psychology of legitimacy, Violence, reconciliation and peace will be examined.Environment and energy conservation issues and applied research and the criminal justice system will be critically examined.Social psychology and social policy implications will be discussed.
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