Course Schedule

PSY 240: Social Psychology

Schedule with links
DATES TOPICS READINGS ASSIGNMENTS




Mar 26
Introduction / Methods

 

 
Mar 28 Social Motives

 

Ch. 1

 
Mar 30 Social Motives

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

Mere categorization and ...

 




Apr 2 Attributions

p. 108-115, 184-187

Illusion and well-being...

 
Apr 4 Attributions

42-58, 73-76, 455-461

Dread risk, September 11...

 
Apr 6 Impression Formation

Evaluating videotaped confessions

p. 82-89, 62-73





Apr 9

 

Impression Formation

 

p. 480-490

Does watching smoking...



Apr 11

Judgment Biases

Weapon Bias...

Automaticity of being

 

Research Summary Paper due

Apr 13

Judgment Biases

 

Deliberation-without-attention effect

Smells like clean spirit...






Apr 16
EXAM 1


 

Apr 18
Attitudes and Behavior

Ch. 4

The last chocolate study

Apr 20 Persuasion
 




Apr 23

Persuasion

Ch. 7

Apr 25 Conformity / Demonstrations

Ch. 5

 
Apr 27
Conformity

Ch. 6

The constructive, destructive, and reconstructive power...

 

Journal due





Apr 30
Group Influence

Ch. 8

 

 

May 2

Group Influence

Assignment 8


May 4 Group Conflict /Demonstrations Ch. 13




May 7 Group Conflict

Assignment 9


May 9
EXAM 2


May 11
Prejudice
Ch. 9





May 14

Prejudice

Cub fans

Darker demons of our nature

 
May 16
Prejudice / Demonstrations

Stereotype threat effects on ...


May 18 Attraction

Ch. 11

 




May 21
Attraction

Beauty is in the mind...

Selective versus unselective...


 
May 23 Attraction / Demonstrations
 
May 25
Helping

Ch. 12

 

 




May 28
NO CLASS -- MEMORIAL DAY

 
May 30 Aggression / Demonstrations

Ch. 10


 

June 1 Aggression

Assignment 12

Influences of serotonin...






June 4 EXAM 3
10:00-12:00pm
JOURNAL DUE