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SO 451 Advanced Social Psychology
Altendorf, Karen


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Course

SO 451 Advanced Social Psychology

Semester

F1T 2010 DL

Faculty

Altendorf, Karen

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D. Sociology
MS Sociology
BS Sociology

Daytime Phone

405.372.0614

E-Mail

karen.altendorfcheville@park.edu

kaltendorf@gmail.com

Semester Dates

8/16/10 to 10/10/1

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Mind, Self, & Society

George Herbert Mead

University of Chicago Press 1934 ISBN 0-226-51668-7

 

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

Erving Goffman

Anchor Books 1959 ISBN 0-385-09402-7

 

The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling

Twentieth Anniversary Edition

Arlie Russell Hochschild

University of California Press; 2nd edition 2003 ISBN 978-0520239333

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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Additional Resources:

Additional Resources: Suggested but not required.

 

Currents of Thought in American Social Psychology

Collier, Minton and Reynolds

Oxford University Press 1991 ISBN 0-19-506129-2

 

How to Read a Book

Adler and Van Doren

Touchstone Books ISBN-10 0671212095 / ISBN-13 978-0671212094

 

Writing for Social Scientists

Howard Becker

University of Chicago Press ISBN-10 0226041328 ISBN-13 978-0226041322

 

Sociology: Web-Linked Dictionary

David Jary and Julia Jary

Collins ISBN-10: 0060851821, ISBN-13: 978-0060851828

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Course Description:
SO 451 Advanced Social Psychology: An in-depth survey of the major theoretical approaches in social psychology, including; social cognition, exchange theory, group dynamic, role theory, psychodynamics, symbolic interactionism, and social constructionism. The emphasis of each theory and major studies and finding are used as illustration. 3:0:3 Prerequisites: PS 301

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the history and development of social psychology.
  2. Explain the relations among different schools of thought and research traditions in social psychology.
  3. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of social psychological theories to explain real world phenomena.
  4. Associate important concepts and research findings with their traditions and other theories.
  5. Integrate multiple levels of social and psychological processes in an analytical project.
  6. Communicate social psychological explanations for important personal and institutional events.
Class Assessment:

1-5 Application and Critical Analysis Projects (25% = 5 x 50 points) 250 points (Mini-Tests/Week 1-5)

6.    Historical Issue in Social Psychology Essay 50 Points Due Week 2

7.    Critical Evaluation of Social Psychology Essay 100 Points Due Week 5

8.    Core Assessment (20%) 200 Points Due Week 8

9.    Weekly Participation and Discussion 200 Points

10.  Comprehensive Final Examination (20%) 200 Points (Week 8)

Grading:

Letter Grade and Point Range           

A      > = 900

B      800-899

C      700-799

D      600-699

F      < = 599

Late Submission of Course Materials:

 

  Late work will be accepted with a 5 Point Grade Reduction PER DAY.

 

 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please show others the same courtesy and respect you would want from them

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1.     History and Development of Social Psychology

                        Notes over Currents of Thought in American Social Psychology

                        (Part 1 pgs. 19-52)

                        Discussion, Peer Review and Self Assessment

                        Mini-Test 1 must be completed by Sunday by 10:00 PM           

Week 2.     Major Schools of Thought in Social Psychology

                        Notes over Currents of Thought in American Social Psychology

                        (Part 2 pgs. 53-98)

                        Discussion, Peer Review and Self Assessment

                        Mini-Test 2 must be completed by Sunday by 10:00 PM

                        Historical Issue in Social Psychology Essay Due

Week 3.     Social Cognition

                        Mind, Self & Society by George Herbert Mead Part 2 Mind pgs. 43-134          

                        Discussion, Peer Review and Self Assessment

                        Mini-Test 3 must be completed by Sunday by 10:00 PM           

Week 4.     Exchange Theory

                        The Managed Heart by Arlie Russell Hochschild Chapters 2-3

                        Discussion, Peer Review and Self Assessment

                        Mini-Test 4 must be completed by Sunday by 10:00 PM                       

Week 5.     Psychodynamics

                         The Managed Heart by Arlie Russell Hochschild Chapters 4-5

                        Discussion, Peer Review and Self Assessment

                        Mini-Test 5 must be completed by Sunday by 10:00 PM

                        Critical Evaluation of Social Psychology Essay 100 Points                    

Week 6.     Group Dynamics and Role Theory

                        Mind, Self & Society by George Herbert Mead Part 3 The Self pgs. 135-226

                        Discussion, Peer Review and Self Assessment                           

Week 7.     Symbolic Interactionism

                        The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman pgs 17-76

                        Discussion, Peer Review and Self Assessment               

Week 8.      Recent Research and Disciplinary Trends

                        Notes over Currents of Thought in American Social Psychology

                        (Part 4 pgs. 237-264)

                        Discussion, Peer Review and Self Assessment

                        Core Analysis Paper Due

            Comprehensive Final Exam

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Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
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