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PSYC 601 Psychology in the Public and Community Interest

This course provides an advanced survey of theories, methods, and research relevant to community and applied social psychology. Community and applied social psychology seek to understand social-psychological processes between people and their environments in order to better understand a diversity of social phenomena; facilitate psychological competence and empowerment; design and carry-out effective interventions and prevention programs; and promote social change. Along with an historical overview, issues such as social-ecological theory, social problem definition, diversity, ethics, and empowerment will be addressed.

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Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
3 Graduate credits

Effective May 7, 2020 to present

Meets graduation requirements for