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PSY 240: Social Psychology

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January 10 Introduction/Methods Ch. 1
 
January 12 Social Motives p. 29-30, 284-285, 490-498

 

January 14 Social Motives

Mere categorization and ...

p. 99-109, 169-171

p. 39-53, 65-67, 430-436

 



 
January 17 NO CLASS - MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY

 


January 19 Social Motives

Illusion and well-being...

 

January 21 Social Motives

 

 



January 24 Attributions

pp. 73-80


January 26 Attributions

 

Dread risk, September 11...

 
January 28 Attributions

 



 

January 31
Impression Formation

pp. 56-73

Anger damns the innocent

 

February 2 Impression Formation

 

 

February 4 Judgment Biases

 





February 7 Judgment Biases

 


February 9 Judgment Biases

 


February 11 Judgment Biases

Deliberation-without-attention effect

Smells like clean spirit...


 

February 14 EXAM REVIEW


February 16
EXAM 1

 

February 18 Attitudes & Behavior

Ch. 4





February 21 Attitudes & Behavior

The last chocolate study

 

February 23 Persuasion
Ch. 7

 

February 25 Persuasion

JOURNAL DUE

Overcoming resistance to change: Using narratives...

 



February 28 Persuasion


March 2 Conformity

Ch. 6


March 4

Conformity

The constructive, destructive, and reconstructive power...





March 7 Conformity

 

March 9 Conformity

Ch. 5


March 11 Group Influence
Misinformation Paper Due





March 14 SPRING BREAK

 

 

March 16 SPRING BREAK

 

March 18 SPRING BREAK

 

Assignment 9




March 21
Group Influence

 

Ch. 8

Social-facilitation-and-impairment effect

 
March 23
Group Conflict

Ch. 13

 
March 25
Group Conflict
 
   
 
March 28
EXAM 2
 
March 30
Prejudice

Ch. 9

 
April 1
Prejudice
 
 
 
April 4
Prejudice

Darker demons of our nature

 

 
April 6
Prejudice

Stereotype threat effects on ...

 
April 8
Prejudice

 
 
 
April 11
Attraction

Ch. 11

Positive interpersonal processes

 
April 13
Attraction

Selective versus unselective...

 
April 15
Attraction

 

 
 
 
April 18
Helping

Ch. 12

 
April 20
Helping
 
April 22
Helping

Systemic Racism Paper Due

Assignment 12

 
       
April 25 Aggression Ch. 10  
April 27 Aggression JOURNAL DUE  
April 29 Aggression    
       
May 2 EXAM 3 - 10:30-12:30    
May 4      
May 6