PS 301 Social Psychology
F2T 2012 DL
Cheryl L. Shirley
Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto UniversityM. Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services, University of Maryland Asian DivisionB. A. in Psychology, Chaminade University of Honolulu
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F1T 2012 (Monday, October 22, 2012 thru Sunday, December 16, 2012)
Kassin, S., Fein, S., & Markus, H. R. (2011). Social psychology (8th ed.) United States: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
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Educational Philosophy: By engaging in discussions, exchanging ideas, critically evaluating applied learning assignments, and reflecting on challenge questions and debates, you will acquire several keys that open the doors of knowledge into the field of social psychology. I encourage you to use these keys to unlock the mysteries that will lead you towards a greater understanding of yourself, your world, and the people and events that surround you.
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 course grades will be determined as follows:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
I expect everyone to share the responsibility for our learning process. To accomplish this task, we will honor everyone's right to express their own informed opinions. We will engage in several explorations, discussions, and debates throughout this term, and we will not always embrace the same position on many controversial issues. So, in the final analysis, we will agree to simply disagree, and do so with mutual respect.
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:
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