PS 301 Social Psychology
S1V 2011 GO
Smith, N. Gary
N. Gary Smith, MS, LCDC Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Associate Howard College, San Angelo, Texas 1992Bachlor of Arts, Angelo State University , 1997Master of Science, Angelo State University, 2007
January 10th through March 6th 2011
5:00 - 7:30 PM
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Students will come to understand how social psychology can offer a remarkably new and coherent vision of human nature and social behavior while giving essential insight to the power of situations.
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, 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:
F Below 600
Late Submission of Course Materials: Make up test will be given on the last class period.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Every student is expected to attend every class and be punctual. Attendance will be recorded with a 6.25 point loss for each class missed for a total of possible 100 points off your final grade. Further, being late to class and leaving class early is an extreme annoyance to the entire class. Each occurrence of these will result in one-half absence. Please note that if you arrive late to class, it is your responsibility to see the instructor and have the absence removed from your record—otherwise, the absence stands as recorded.
Makeup test will be given on the last class.
1.12 Lectures on Chapter 1 and 2; Introduction to Social Psychology & Doing social Psychology Research
Film on the Holocaust and the birth of Social Psychology
1.13 Tests on Chapters 1 and 2
Lecture on Chapter 3: The Social Self
1.17 Tests on Chapter 3
Lecture on Chapter 4: Perceiving Persons
1.19 Tests on Chapter 4
Lecture on Chapter 5: Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
1.24 Tests on Chapter 5
Lecture on Chapter 6: Attitudes
Power Point of the Fundamentalist of the Ladder Day Saints (FLDS) in Eldorado
1.26 Tests on Chapter 6
Lecture on Chapter 7: Conformity
Power Point on Gangs, Cults etc. and what they all have in common
1.31 Tests on Chapter 7
Lecture on Chapter 8: Group Processes
Introduce the Challenge Course concept and participant in some low elements
2.2 Tests on Chapter 8
Lecture on Chapter 9: Attraction and Close Relationships
2.7 Tests on Chapter 9
Lecture on Chapter 10: Helping Others
2.14 Tests on Chapter 10
Lecture on Chapter 11: Aggression
2.16 Tests on Chapter 11
Lecture on Chapter 12: Law
Power Point of Juvenile Law and Procedures
2.21 Tests on Chapter 12
Lecture on Chapter 13: Business
2.23 Tests on Chapter 13
Lecture on Chapter 14: Health
2.28 Tests on Chapter 14
3.2 Turn in Literature Review, make up quizzes and closure
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Additional Information: Home work will be topics presented in class from the textbook. As we go through the textbook each student will need to find one particular topic of interest and present added material related to the topic. We will set up a schedule on the second class period. Powerpoints, handouts are not required but can add to the presentation.
N. Gary Smith, MS, LCDC
I have lived in San Angelo, Texas most of my life. I have been married for 32 years and have two grown daughters who are both married and are graduates of Angelo State University, and one is pursuing advanced degrees from Texas Christian University. My wife has lived in San Angelo for her whole life and works at Angelo State University. I graduated from our local high school and received an Associate Degree from Howard College, a Bachelors Degree from Angelo State University in Sociology, and a Masters Degree from Angelo State University in Psychology. I am also a Licensed Chemically Dependency Counselor.
My first career, after high school, was construction work, which I did for 20 years. I was not happy in my career and decided to go back to school and pursue work in the helping profession. I was first a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for juveniles, which got me interested in working with high risk juveniles. I later worked for the local Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council in all areas of counseling and prevention with both adults and juveniles. I have worked for the Tom Green County Juvenile Probation Department for the past 15 years as an officer, supervisor, and counselor. One on my main duties is administering Clinical/Psychological Evaluations to our more troubled juveniles that are in our custody.
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