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Kassin, S., Fein, S., & Markus, H. R. (2011). Social psychology (8th ed.) United States: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
ISBN-13: 978-0-495-81240-1; ISBN-10: 0-495-81240-4
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SO 301 Social Psychology
S1T 2012 DL
Ph.D. (counseling, human resources)
Contact me by e-mail, office and we can arrange a time to talk.
Contact the instructor and we can arrange a mutually agreeable time to chat
Spring I Term 2012 January 16- March 11 2012
online- available 24 hours
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: This will be an interactive experience. The facilitator will offer a range of feedback and questions to encourage critical thinking on our topics. The concepts of adult learning are valued- that is the experiences you bring to the course are important and add significance to our discussions.
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: You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you critically analyze psychometric information and communicate this knowledge in a professional manner. Each student is responsible for:
You will be able to track your grade throughout the term. Grades will be determined by your performance on a final exam, literature review, movie application analysis, weekly homework assignments, weekly quizzes and participation in online exploration class discussions. Points will be assigned as follows:
Final exam (Week 8)
Literature review (and corresponding article critiques)
Weekly homework assignments
Movie application analysis
Participation in online exploration discussions
Final course grades will be determined as follows:
90% - 100%
448 points and higher
80% - 89%
398 – 447 points
70% - 79%
348 – 397 points
60% - 69%
298 – 347 points
59% and lower
297 points and lower
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Work that is submitted late is marked off 5 pts each day late. Late dropbox assignments can't be submitted without prior contact to the instructor with clarification.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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:
Introduction to Social Psychology
The Social Self and Perceiving Persons
Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination
Attitudes and Conformity
Attraction and Close Relationships
Helping Others and Aggression
Applying Social Psychology
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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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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