Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Psychology 4475

The Self

Survey of classic and contemporary theory and research on social psychological study of the self; diverse approaches, and various gender, ethnic, and cross-cultural perspectives.


Credit Hours: 3


Psych 2220(H), 2300, and 2367.01, 3325(H), or 3375

Meets the following Psychology Major Goals:


Knowledge Base in Psychology

  • Describe key concepts, principles, & overarching themes in psychology
  • Develop working knowldge of psychology's content domains
  • Describe applications of psychology


Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking

  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Engage in innovative & integrative thinking & problem solving
  • Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry


Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World

  • Build & enhance personal relationships
  • Adopt values that build community at local, national, & global levels



  • Interact effectively with others


Professional Development

  • Apply psychological content & skills to career goals
  • Develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation

Psychology Major:

Sequenced Advanced

Psychology Minors:

Advanced elective for General Psychology; Elective for Social Psychology and Personality

General Education:

Syllabus: View Sample Syllabus

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