Instructor: Dr. Jon Mueller
Office: Goldspohn 16
Office Hours: 5:30-6:00pm W
Phone: 637-5329

Text: Myers Social Psychology (10th ed.)



1. that you develop a thorough grasp of many of the course concepts, including an understanding of and appreciation for the manner in which the concepts are interrelated and can be meaningfully applied to the real world;

2. that your further develop your ability to view and interpret the world from a scientific perspective;

3. that you further develop your written and oral communication skills.


To promote the goals listed above, you will be provided with numerous opportunities to reflect upon, apply, discuss and communicate about the concepts of social psychology. Class time will primarily follow a lecture/discussion format.


Research Summary Paper (60 points): To learn how to read, apply and communicate about psychological research, you will be assigned a research article summary paper worth 60 points. (More details are provided under Assignments.) You can rewrite this paper up to two times to give you more practice in reading and summarizing an article. You will receive the highest grade of all the drafts.

Exams (300 points): Three exams, each worth 100 points, will be administered during the term to cover assigned readings as well as class lecture/discussion.

Journal (60 points): Additionally, you are to keep a journal throughout the term. See the Assignments page for more details and for sample journal entries.

Thus, you can accumulate a total of 420 points in this course and will be graded on the following scale:

Paper 1 @ 60 = 60 pts. A = 93% 390 pts. and above excellent performance

A- = 90% 378 pts. and above
Exams 3 @ 100 pts. = 300 pts. B+ = 87% 365 pts. and above very good performance

B = 83% 348 pts. and above
Journal 1 @ 60 pts. = 60 pts. B- = 80% 336 pts. and above

C+ = 77% 323 pts. and above good performance
    C = 73% 306 pts. and above

C- = 70% 294 pts. and above

D = 60% 252 pts. and above adequate performance
TOTAL 540 points F = < 60% under 252 pts. less than adequate

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