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PSY 240: Social Psychology

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August 25 Introduction / Methods Ch. 1

 

August 27 Social Motives

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

 



 
August 30 Social Motives

Mere categorization and ...

p. 99-109, 169-171

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


Sept 1 Social Motives

Illusion and well-being...

 

Sept 3 Attributions

pp. 73-80

 



Sept 6 NO CLASS - LABOR DAY

 


Sept 8 Attributions

pp. 56-73

Dread risk, September 11...

 
Sept 10 Attributions

 



 

Sept 13
Impression Formation

Anger damns the innocent

 

Sept 15 Impression Formation

 

 

Sept 17 Judgment Biases

 





Sept 20 Judgment Biases

 


Sept 22 Judgment Biases

 


Sept 24 Judgment Biases

Deliberation-without-attention effect

Smells like clean spirit...


 

Sept 27 EXAM REVIEW


Sept 29
EXAM 1

 

Oct 1 Attitudes & Behavior

Ch. 4





Oct 4 Attitudes & Behavior

The last chocolate study

 

Oct 6 Persuasion
Ch. 7

 

Oct 8 Persuasion

JOURNAL DUE

Overcoming resistance to change: Using narratives...

 



Oct 11 Persuasion


Oct 13 Conformity

Ch. 6


Oct 15

Conformity

The constructive, destructive, and reconstructive power...





Oct 18 NO CLASS - FALL BREAK

 

Oct 20 Conformity

Ch. 5


Oct 22 Conformity
Misinformation Paper Due





Oct 25 Group Influence

Ch. 8

Social-facilitation-and-impairment effect

 

Oct 27 Group Influence

 

Oct 29 Group Conflict

Ch. 13

Assignment 9




Nov 1
Group Conflict

 

 

 
Nov 3
EXAM 2

 

 
Nov 5
Prejudice
Ch. 9
 
   
 
Nov 8
Prejudice
 
Nov 10
Prejudice
Darker demons of our nature
 
Nov 12
Prejudice
 
 
 
Nov 15
Prejudice

Stereotype threat effects on ...

 
Nov 17
Attraction

Ch. 11

Positive interpersonal processes

 
Nov 19
Attraction

 
 
 
Nov 22
Attraction

 

 
Nov 24
NO CLASS: Thanksgiving
 
Nov 26
NO CLASS: Thanksgiving

 

 
 
 
Nov 29
Helping

Ch. 12

 
Dec 1
Helping
 
Dec 3
Helping

Systemic Racism Paper Due

Assignment 12

 
       
Dec 6 Aggression Ch. 10  
Dec 8 Aggression JOURNAL DUE  
Dec 10 Aggression    
       
Dec 13 EXAM 3 - 10:30-12:30    
Dec 15      
Dec 17