Social Psychology is the branch of psychology that focuses on people as social beings. Social psychologists study how people think about, are influenced by, and interact with others. Policing is a field that requires an understanding of how people interact, how community is formed and the process of control; all of which can be explained by social psychology. The content in this course addresses what social psychology can tell us about topics like: attitudes, influence and attitude change, stereotypes and prejudice, conformity and obedience, altruism, aggression, attraction, group processes, relationships between groups, social protest and social change. All content will be applied to the field of policing.