PS 301 Social Psychology
U1H 2006 BU
Hartley, R. Derald
Senior Adjunct Instructor
MA General Experimental PsychologyLicensed Professional Counselor in S. C.
Before and after class and by appointment
Summer, 2006 -- June 5 - July 30, 2006
7:35 - 10:05 PM
Textbook: Baron, R. A., Bryne, D., & Branscombe, N. R. (2006). Social Psychology, 11th ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Course Description: Study of the effects of social variables on the individual, including areas of group dynamics, conformity, leadership, obedience, and interpersonal attraction. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor will use lectures, classroom discussion and/or classroom demonstrations and other small group activities during this class. Handouts and videos will also be used to supplement assigned reading and lectures.
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 a mid-term and a final exam as noted below.
Grading: Class attendance and participation = 5%; Literature Review = 10%; 3 exams = 85%.
90 - 100 = A; 80 - 89 = B; 70 - 79 = C; 60 - 69 = D; 59 and below = F.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Make-up exams will not be given during regular class times; grades on research papers not submitted by the due date will be reduced by 5 points and will not be accepted the night of the final exam or later.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell phones will be extinguished during class time. Students are expected to have read and be prepared to participate in all classroom discussions and activities. Conversations not directed to a study group or the entire classroom are very disrespectful and disruptive and will not be tolderated.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Class Date Assignment Topic
1 6/6 Chapter 1 The Field of Social Psychology
2 6/8 Chapter 2 Social Cognition
3 6/13 Chapter 3 Social Perception
4 6/15 Chapter 4 Attitudes
5 6/20 Chapter 5 The Self
6 6/22 Chapter 6 Prejudice
7 6/27 Chapter 6 Cont'd. and review for mid-term
8 6/29 Mid-term exam Chapters 1 - 6
9 7/4 Chapter 7 Interpersonal Attraction
10 7/6 Chapter 8 Close Relationships, Cont'd.
11 7/11 Chapter 9 Social Influence
12 7/13 Chapter 10 Prosocial Behavior
13 7/18 Chapter 11 Aggression (Literature Review
14 7/20 Chapter 12 Groups and Individuals
15 7/25 Chapter 12 Cont'd and review for final
16 7/27 Final Exam Chapters 7 -12
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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Last Updated:4/27/2006 10:46:09 PM