Course Schedule

PSY 240: Social Psychology

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DATES TOPICS READINGS ASSIGNMENTS




Jan 1
NO CLASS

 


Jan 3 Introduction / Methods

Ch. 1

Correlation coefficients
Type of correlation?

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

p. 82-89, 62-73

Evaluating videotaped confessions


 





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



Implicit Association Test

 

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

topic resources: group influence

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