PS 301 Social Psychology
F2T 2006 DLC
Ph.D. Social/Personality Psychology
October 23, 2006 through December 17, 2006
Brehm, S. S., Kassin, S., & Fein, S. (2005). Social Psychology (6th Ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 061840337X
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Adult learners are actively involved in the learning process. Each individual student has much to bring to the discussion and learning environment. Students are expected to be active participants in all aspects of this course.
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: Weekly reading assignments Weekly homework assignments Weekly quizzes Weekly online class discussions Completion of an application movie analysis Completion of a literature review Completion of a proctored final examination
Grading: Final Exam (Week 8) 100 points Literature Review (Weeks 1-4 and 6) 100 points Weekly homework assignments 80 points Weekly quizzes 70 points Movie application analysis 30 points Participation in online discussions 120 points Total: 500 points Final course grades will be determined as follows: A 90% - 100% 448 points and higher B 80% - 89% 398 - 447 points C 70% - 79% 348 - 397 points D 60% - 69% 298 - 347 points F 59% and lower 297 points and lower
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Work will be accepted for one week following the due date. Late work will be assessed a penalty of 25%
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: PS301 Social Psychology provides an overview of the key theories and perspectives that explain the power of the situation in shaping our thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. As such, the course covers issues ranging from prejudice to gender to social influence to interpersonal attraction. As we move through each of these topics, your task is to critically apply the relevant concepts to your own life. The following table highlights the weekly topics: Week 1 Introduction to Social Psychology Week 2 The Social Self and Perceiving Persons Week 3 Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination Week 4 Attitudes and Conformity Week 5 Group Processes Week 6 Attraction and Close Relationships Week 7 Helping Others and Aggression Week 8 Applying Social Psychology
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