Course Schedule

PSY 240: Social Psychology

Schedule

 

 

DATES TOPICS READINGS ASSIGNMENTS




Mar 25
Introduction / Methods

 


Mar 27 Social Motives

Ch. 1

Correlation coefficients
Type of correlation?

Mar 29 Social Motives

p. 29-30, 284-285, 490-498

Mere categorization and ...





Apr 1 Attributions

p. 99-109, 169-171

Illusion and well-being...

 

Apr 3 Attributions

39-53, 65-67, 430-436

Dread risk, September 11...

 

Apr 5
Impression Formation

p. 73-80,56-65

Evaluating videotaped confessions


 





Apr 8
Impression Formation

 

p. 454-464

Does watching smoking...

Apr 10

Judgment Biases

Weapon Bias...


Automaticity of being

Research Summary Paper due

Apr 12
Judgment Biases

 

Deliberation-without-attention effect

Smells like clean spirit...






Apr 15
EXAM 1



Implicit Association Test

 

Apr 17
Attitudes and Behavior

Ch. 4

The last chocolate study

 
Apr 19 Persuasion




Apr 22

Persuasion

Ch. 7

 


Apr 24 Conformity / Demonstrations

Ch. 5

Apr 26
Conformity

Ch. 6

The constructive, destructive, and reconstructive power...


 


Journal due





Apr 29
Group Influence

Ch. 8

 


 

May 1

Group Conflict

Assignment 8

Ch. 13

topic resources: group influence

May 3

Group Conflict / Demonstrations

Cub fans
 




May 6
EXAM 2


May 8

Prejudice Assignment 9
May 10
Prejudice

Ch. 9

Darker demons of our nature





May 13

Prejudice

Stereotype threat effects on ...



May 15
Attraction / Demonstrations

Ch. 11

May 17 Attraction

Beauty is in the mind...

Selective versus unselective...

 






May 20
Helping


Ch. 12

May 22 Helping / Demonstrations


May 24
NO CLASS

 

 

 





May 27
NO CLASS -- MEMORIAL DAY

May 29

Aggression / Demonstrations

Ch. 10

May 31 Aggression

Assignment 12

Influences of serotonin...





June 3 EXAM 3
7:30-9:30am
JOURNAL DUE