Course Schedule

PSY 240: Social Psychology

Schedule with links
DATES TOPICS READINGS ASSIGNMENTS




Jan 1
NO CLASS

 

 
Jan 3 Introduction / Methods

 

Ch. 1

 
Jan 5 Social Motives

p. 31-32, 305-306, 517-524

Mere categorization and ...

 




Jan 8 Social Motives

p. 108-115, 184-187

Illusion and well-being...

 
Jan 10 Attributions

42-58, 73-76, 455-461

Dread risk, September 11...

 
Jan 12 Impression Formation

Evaluating videotaped confessions

p. 82-89, 62-73





Jan 15

 

Impression Formation

 

p. 480-490

Does watching smoking...



Jan 17

Judgment Biases

Weapon Bias...

Automaticity of being

 

Research Summary Paper due

Jan 19

Judgment Biases

 

Deliberation-without-attention effect

Smells like clean spirit...






Jan 22
EXAM 1


 

Jan 24
Attitudes and Behavior

Ch. 4

The last chocolate study

Jan 26 Persuasion
 




Jan 29

Persuasion

Ch. 7

Jan 31 Conformity / Demonstrations

Ch. 5

 
Feb 2
Conformity

Ch. 6

The constructive, destructive, and reconstructive power...

 

Journal due





Feb 5
Group Influence

Ch. 8

 

 

Feb 7

Group Influence

Assignment 8


Feb 9 Group Conflict /Demonstrations Ch. 13




Feb 12 Group Conflict

Assignment 9


Feb 14
EXAM 2


Feb 16
Prejudice
Ch. 9





Feb 19

Prejudice

Cub fans

Darker demons of our nature

 
Feb 21
Prejudice / Demonstrations

Stereotype threat effects on ...


Feb 23 Attraction

Ch. 11

 




Feb 26
Attraction

Beauty is in the mind...

Selective versus unselective...


 
Feb 28 Attraction / Demonstrations
 
Mar 2
Helping

Ch. 12

 

 




Mar 5
Helping

 
Mar 7 Aggression / Demonstrations

Ch. 10

Influences of serotonin...

 

Mar 9 Aggression

Assignment 12






Mar 12 EXAM 3
3:30-5:30pm
JOURNAL DUE