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