PS 301 Social Psychology
U1KK 2008 HA
Boudreau, Michael D.
MA Community & Social Psychology, UMASS LowellBS Psychology, University of Maryland
Hanscom AFB, Building 1728, Room 8
Class Evenings 4:30 - 5:30 PM
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Textbook: Myers, 2008, Social Psychology, 9th Edition, New York; McGraw-Hill Companies.
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, class exercises, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The purpose of the literature review is for students to research a topic relevant to social psychology, formulate a research question, and conduct a literature review to address their target question. A literature review is not simply a report or an annotated bibliography; a literature review is a summary of the available information on a specific topic organized by common themes, trends or findings.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: There will be two examinations (a mid-term and a final) and students will be required to complete any/all homework as assigned. Each student will also complete a literature review per instructions provided and in American Psychological Association (APA) format.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will only be accepted for valid reasons and prior instructor approval must be obtained if reasonable circumstances allow.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend each class as scheduled. Use of cell phones cannot be permitted in class. Each student's active participation is essential and expected in classroom discussions while being mindful of the need to sustain mutual courtesy at all times.
Class Topic/Reading Assignments
2 Jun 08
Chap 1, Intro to Social Psych/Chapter 2
4 Jun 08
Chap 2 Self in a Social World/Chapter 3
9 Jun 08
Chap 3 Social Beliefs and Judgments/Chapter 4
11 Jun 08
Chap 4 Behavior and Attitudes/Chapter 5
16 Jun 08
Chap 5 Genes, Culture, and Gender/ Chap 6
18 Jun 08
Chap 6 Conformity & Obedience/Chap 8
23 Jun 08
Chap 8 Group Influence/Mid-Term Review
Lit. Review Topics Due
25 Jun 08
Mid-Term Exam: Chapters 1-6, and 8/Chapter 9
30 Jun 08
Chap 9 Prejudice: Disliking Others/Chap 10
2 Jul 08
Chap 10 Agression: Hurting Others/Chap 11
7 Jul 08
Chap 11 Attraction & Intimacy/Chap 12
9 Jul 08
Chap 12 Helping/Chap 13
14 Jul 08
Chap 13 Conflict and Peacemaking/Chap 14
16 Jul 08
Chap 14 Social Psychology in the Clinic/Chap 15
21 Jul 08
Chap 15 Social Psychology in Court/Final Review
23 Jul 08
Final Exam: Chapters 9-15
Literature Review Due
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