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Introduction to Social Psychology, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 52 days
    Duration
, CA,
The Introduction to Social Psychology course from Stanford Summer aims to blend a comprehensive overview of social psychology with in-depth lectures exploring the history of the field, reviewing major findings and highlighting areas of current research. 

About

The Introduction to Social Psychology course from Stanford Summer will focus on classic studies that have profoundly changed our understanding of human nature and social interaction, and, in turn, have triggered significant paradigm shifts within the field. 

Some of the topics covered in this class will include: individuals and groups, conformity and obedience, attraction, intergroup relations, and judgment and decision-making.

The course, overall, will attempt to foster interest in social psychology as well as scientific curiosity in a fun, supportive and intellectually stimulating environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: International students who require a Stanford Sponsored I-20: April 3Domestic and International students who do not require a Stanford Sponsored I-20: May 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 52 days
  • Credits
    3 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction and Course Overview: What is social psychology?
  • Research Methods: How do psychologists study social phenomena?
  • The Social Self: How do we understand ourselves?
  • Perceiving Persons: How do we understand other people?
  • Stereotypes, Prejudice & Discrimination: How do we understand stereotyping others,and being stereotyped?
  • Attitudes: How do they influence behavior, and how can they be changed?
  • Conformity: Why do we change our behavior because of other people?

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.
  • Have graduated from high school or secondary school or equivalent.
  • Have successfully completed at least one term of full-time university or post-secondary courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3156 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3156 USD for the full programme and a duration of 52 days.
  • National

    3156 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3156 USD for the full programme and a duration of 52 days.
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  • Graduate Tuition fee: $3,078 for the full program 

Living costs for Stanford

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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