Influence and Persuasion

PSYC3007 - Influence and Persuasion

Undergraduate | 5 Quarter Credits | 6 Weeks

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Students in this course examine major concepts and theories of influence and persuasion. Understanding the psychology of influence and persuasion, and recognizing how we use it in daily interactions-or how we experience it used by others-is a vital component of making positive decisions about relationships and careers, as well as everyday challenges and opportunities in our lives. Students will apply specific theories to common situations to analyze and evaluate the impact of influence and persuasion on their own and others' attitudes, beliefs, and behavior. Particular areas of study include influence and persuasion in daily communication; cultural considerations; media and consumer behavior; and politics and leader influence. Throughout the course, students also apply self-reflection strategies to case studies and their personal experiences and also assess the ethical aspects of influence and persuasion. (Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1001 [or PSYC 1002 and PSYC 1003] and PSYC 2000.)

Related Programs


  • PSYC1001:Introduction to Psychology

Admission Requirements

  • Have one of the following:
    • High school diploma;
    • GED Conferred; or
    • Collegiate transcript including 12 or more credits completed as a degree-seeking student
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from institution(s) with accreditation recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or US Department of Education. Unofficial transcripts must include the name of the institution, student name, grades earned, credits earned, degree earned (if applicable), course names/numbers and dates of attendance
  • In addition to meeting the above criteria, candidates must also meet at least one of the following:
    • Be 21 years of age or older;
    • Be less than 21 years of age with 12 quarter credit hours of college credit;
    • Be active military or a veteran (must provide documentation of service)
  • You can review more detailed admission requirements in the Walden University Student Handbook.

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