PSYC 309. Social Influence
Social influence is practiced by each of us and used on each of us every day. Social influence attempts include subtle social pressure, requests, and direct commands and can take a variety of forms including personal appeals, advertising campaigns, and government propaganda. Social influence attempts may be conveyed through traditional advertising but can also be conveyed through art, architecture, and music. As part of this course students will examine and evaluate real world social influence tactics as well as examine empirical research that explores the factors that make it more likely a social influence attempt will be successful. Topics may include attitude change and persuasion, conformity, compliance, and obedience.