Social Interactions
Social Interactions

Social Interactions

by Tarry Ahuja, PhD

Humans are social beings, and the underpinnings of social behavior—although, externally, they may seem rather simple—are amazingly complex. The changing nature of social interaction is important for understanding the mechanisms and processes through which people interact with one another, both individually and within groups. A variety of factors―environment, culture, and biology―affect how we present ourselves to others and how we treat them. For example, perceptions of prejudice and stereotypes can lead to acts of discrimination, whereas positive attitudes about others can lead to the provision of help and social support. To better understand social interaction, it is important to grasp the mechanisms of self-presentation and social interaction, including expressing and detecting emotion, impression management, communication, the biological underpinnings of social behavior, and discrimination, all of which are covered in this course.

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 1:31 h
  • Quiz questions 43
  • Concept Pages 4


Your Educators of course Social Interactions

 Tarry Ahuja, PhD

Tarry Ahuja, PhD

Dr. Tarry Ahuja is a Manager of Program Development Pharmaceutical Reviews and Real-World Evidence Advisor at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies (CADTH).
He obtained his PhD in Neuroscience with a specialty in electrophysiology and pharmacology from Carleton University, Ottawa. Currently, he is a University Lecturer in Biological Foundations of Addictions and Health Psychology at Carleton University.
He has undertaken clinical research with the National Research Council of Canada and worked in sleep disorder clinics for 10 years.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahuja teaches courses on Psychology and Sociology.

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Great examples and ability to relay info in an understanding way! Thank you!
By Eden W. on 19. April 2018 for Groups – Elements of Social Interaction (SOC)

Dr. Ahuja provides great examples to easily understand the topics for recall later on.