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. 
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Overview

International students who require a Stanford-sponsored I-20 visa must maintain a minimum of 8 units throughout the Summer Quarter.

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Program highlights

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:

    Rolling Admission Application Completion Deadline: May 18

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8 Weeks

  • Credits
    3 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
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Programme Structure

Course content:

  • 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

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

International students who require a Stanford-sponsored I-20 visa must maintain a minimum of 8 units throughout the Summer Quarter.

  • Original I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status)
  • I-901 SEVIS Fee Receipt
  • Stanford University's Stanford Summer Session Admission Letter (available online within the Stanford Summer Session applicant status page)
  • Original Proof of Funding Document
  • F-1 Visa (this is the visa stamp attached to your passport by the U.S. Embassy)
  • Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1175 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1175 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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Tuition fee does not include:

  • Application fee
  • Housing and meals
  • Healthcare coverage plan
  • Visa I-20 Sponsorship fee

Funding

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