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PSY 240: Social Psychology

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August 19 Introduction / Methods
 
August 21 Problem-based Learning Ch. 1

 

August 23 Collecting Data  

 



 
August 26 Social Motives

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

Mere categorization and ...


August 28 Social Motives

p. 99-109, 169-171

Illusion and well-being...

 

August 30 GROUP / Social Motives p. 39-53, 65-67, 430-436  



Sept 2 NO CLASS: LABOR DAY
REFLECTION 1 DUE

Sept 4 Attitudes & Behavior

Ch. 4

Dread risk, September 11...

 
Sept 6 GROUP / Attitudes & Behavior
The last chocolate study

 



 

Sept 9
Persuasion
Ch. 7

 

Sept 11 Persuasion

Overcoming resistance to change: Using narratives...

Does watching smoking...

 

Sept 13 GROUP / Persuasion
RESEARCH SUMMARY PAPER DUE





Sept 16 Conformity

Ch. 5

REFLECTION 2 DUE


Sept 18 Conformity

The constructive, destructive, and reconstructive power...

 


Sept 20 GROUP / Conformity

 

Sept 23 Conformity
Ch. 6

Sept 25
EXAM 1

 

Sept 27 GROUP / Helping





Sept 30 Helping

Ch. 12

REFLECTION 3 DUE

 

Oct 2 Helping

 

Oct 4 GROUP / Helping
JOURNAL DUE
 



Oct 7 Attributions
pp. 73-80


Oct 9 Attributions

Evaluating videotaped confessions


Oct 11

GROUP





Oct 14 NO CLASS: FALL BREAK
REFLECTION 4 DUE
Oct 16 Impression Formation
Assignment 6


Oct 18 GROUP / Impression Formation





Oct 21 Impression Formation
pp. 56-73

 

Oct 23 Judgment Biases
Assignment 7

 

Oct 25 GROUP / Judgment Biases
PROJECT SOLUTION AND RATIONALE DUE



Oct 28
Automaticity

Automaticity of being

Weapon Bias...

REFLECTION 5 DUE
 
Oct 30
Automaticity

Deliberation-without-attention effect

Smells like clean spirit...

 
Nov 1
EXAM 2
 
   
 
Nov 4
Prejudice
Ch. 9
 
Nov 6
Prejudice
Darker demons of our nature
 
Nov 8
Prejudice

Stereotype threat effects on ...

 
 
 
Nov 11
Prejudice
REFLECTION 6 DUE
 
Nov 13
Attraction

Positive interpersonal processes

Ch. 11

 
Nov 15
Attraction

 

 
 
 
Nov 18
Group Influence

Selective versus unselective...

Ch. 8

 
Nov 20
Group Influence
Social-facilitation-and-impairment effect
 
Noc 22
Group Conflict

Ch. 13

Assignment 12

 
 
 
Nov 25
Aggression

Ch. 10

REFLECTION 7 DUE

 
Nov 27
NO CLASS: Thanksgiving
   
Nov 29
NO CLASS: Thanksgiving
   
       
Dec 2
Aggression

Influences of serotonin...

 

 
Dec 4
Wrap-up
   
Dec 6
NO CLASS
   
       
Dec 9
NO CLASS
   
Dec 11
EXAM 3 -- 8:00-10:00am
JOURNAL DUE
 
Dec 13
WINTER BREAK
   

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