PSY2200EN - Social Influences on Behavior

Course description

This course will examine social issues and influences on people in everyday life. These issues and influences include but are not limited to conformity, persuasion, prejudice, social media, self-justification, propaganda, and emotional feelings. Students will learn how such influences can create or influence development and mental illness.

How this course benefits students

This course will relate to students who want to identify social influences on human behavior.

Why this course is important

In today’s world, we are seeing both negative and positive influences on people around the world. This course assists students in learning practices and procedures needed to identify negative influences and provide positive influences to clients.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Educational level
Social Science Distribution
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Rosilyn Sanders, Professor of Psychology

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course will focus on 1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."

Missionally driven

In Social Influences on Behavior, students will learn the importance to spread witness to people who allow social influences to corrupt their life.

Contextually informed

Throughout the Bible we are told not be deceived by material possessions or influences of others. Within our own communities, people are suffering from corruption. Through this course, future counselors will learn skills needed to work clients who have been negatively influenced.

Interculturally focused

In this course, students will learn how social corruption influences those from diverse populations as well as how to treat them including their cultural beliefs.

Practically minded

This course will emphasis the importance of ministry to those who suffer from negative influences by using knowledge gained from the course to identify social influences and work with client’s positively with the Bible for knowledge in ministry.

Experientially transformed

This course will include field case studies for students to analyze and discuss with their classmates.