SO 301 Social Psychology
SP 2011 HO
Cowley, Brian J.
Professor of Psychology/Chair of Psychology and Sociology
B.S. - Psychology - Utah State University - 1987M.S. - Behavior Analysis and Therapy - Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - 1989Ph.D. - Developmental and Child Psychology - University of Kansas - 1998
MWF 8:00-9:00 AM & 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
January 10, 2011 through May 6, 2011
1:30 - 2:45 PM
Textbook: Kassin, S., Fein, S., & Marjus, H. R. (2011). Social Psychology (8th Ed). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning.
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is based on bringing the student to the table for critical thinking. A variety of teaching methods are employed according to the learning objectives and the available environmental setting. Students will be required to engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate topics about the history of psychology.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The purpose of the literature review is for students toresearch a topic relevant to social psychology, formulate a research question,and conduct a literature review to address their target question. A literaturereview is not simply a report or an annotated bibliography; a literature reviewis a summary of the available information on a specific topic organized bycommon themes, trends or findings.
Allinstructors must utilize this basic assignment as one of the assessments withinyour course. But, you are encouragedto personalize the assignment and adapt it to meet your teaching style and theneeds of your particular student population. For example, you may want toconsider the following adaptations:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Summarize Media Report
Provide Media Report Location
Identify Any Relationships Between the Media Report and the Main Points found in the Assigned Chapter
Frequency of Responses in the Group Discussion Thread – 10 response = 10 points, 9 responses = 9 points, etc.
Quality of Responses in the Group Discussion Thread by Each Student (must show critical thinking)
Summarize Research Report
Provide Research Report Location
Identify Relationships Between the Research Report and the Main Points found in the Assigned Chapter
Modern Media and Social Psychology
Modern Research and Social Psychology
Literature Review (Core Assessment)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Any assignment turned in after the date it is due will be given up to half credit for that assignment. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.
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1-17-11 – Martin Luther King Holiday
What is Social Psychology?
Quiz 1, Modern Media and Social Psychology, Modern Research and Social Psychology
Doing Social Psychology Research
Quiz 2, Modern Media and Social Psychology, Modern Research and Social Psychology
The Social Self
Quiz 3, Modern Media and Social Psychology, Modern Research and Social Psychology
2-21-11 President’s Day Holiday
Stereotypes, prejudice, and Discrimination
Quiz 4, Modern Media and Social Psychology, Modern Research and Social Psychology
3-5-11 Through 3-13-11 Spring Break
Quiz 5, Modern Media and Social Psychology, Modern Research and Social Psychology
Attraction and Close Relationships
Quiz 6, Modern Media and Social Psychology, Modern Research and Social Psychology
Quiz 7, Modern Media and Social Psychology, Modern Research and Social Psychology, Literature Review (core assessment)
Quiz 8, Modern Media and Social Psychology, Modern Research and Social Psychology
May 4, 2011 – 1:00-3:00 PM
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92I take academic honesty seriously. I will actively monitor student work to assure that it is indeed the student's work. If I discover any academic dishonesty, at the very least the assignment in question will be given no credit. If it appears that the academic dishonesty in question is part of a larger pattern of dishonesty, I will pursue more severe measures that include the possibility of expulsion from class and from the university. I welcome any discussion or question about academic dishonesty.
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93When a student comes to me with questions about plagiarism before an assignment is turned in it will not be dishonest. If I discover plagiarism and then the student asks questions about it, the student will still have engaged in plagiarism which is one form of academic dishonesty. If this occurs, I will proceed as I would in any case of academic dishonesty.
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