Yale University: PSYC 110 – Lecture 16

Lecture 16: A Person in the World of People: Self and Other, Part I

This is the first of two lectures on social psychology, the study of how we think about ourselves, other people, and social groups. Students will hear about the famous “six degrees of separation” phenomenon and how it illuminates important individual differences in social connectedness. This lecture also reviews a number of important biases that greatly influence how we think of ourselves as well as other people.

Chapter 1. Social Psychology and Connections Between People
Chapter 2. Aspects of the Self: The Spotlight and Transparency Effects
Chapter 3. Aspects of the Self: You’re Terrific!
Chapter 4. Aspects of the Self: Cognitive Dissonance
Chapter 5. Self and the Other
Chapter 6. How We Think About Other People