An introduction to concepts and methods used to study the behavior of individuals in various social situations. Prerequisite: 1.
Susan Fenstermacher ()
Prereq: PSYC 001; Dates: June 17 - July 12, 2013
This survey course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the major research and theoretical foundations of social psychology and the application of social psychological concepts to everyday life. The course will cover significant theories, experiments, and themes within the field of social psychology, illustrating the powerful influence of situational factors on human behavior and interpersonal relations.
The format of the course will include lectures, group discussions, and class activities. Questions, comments, and active class participation are encouraged. I expect students to come to class with the readings for the assigned day completed, to listen attentively and respectfully, and to contribute to class activities and discussions.
Course Requirements Exams (60%) There will be three one-hour exams in this course. All exams are closed book and will begin promptly at the start of the class period. The exams will cover material from lecture, films, and the assigned readings. You will have one hour to take each exam. Following each exam, there will be a short (15 minute) break before we resume class for the day. Class participation activities (20%) Because of the condensed nature and small size of this summer session course, YOUR REGULAR ATTENDANCE IS CRUCIAL to your success in the course. During most class meetings, I will assign a brief class activity to be completed during class time and turned in for credit. These activities may include, but are not limited to, small group activities/discussions completed during class, brief quizzes or writing assignments reflecting on assigned readings or films, or material collected during class to be used for class demonstrations. Occasionally, I may ask you to bring your own examples with you to class ? for example, a newspaper or magazine clipping or YouTube clip that you will utilize as part of the activity for the next day?s class meeting. Please note that attendance for the entire class period is required to receive credit for the activity on that day. In other words, if you are absent, arrive late to class, or leave early and miss an activity, there will not be an opportunity for you to make it up. Experience Analysis Paper (20%) The purpose of this 3- 4 page writing assignment is to provide students with an opportunity to apply concepts from social psychology to personal experiences. Please note that although you are only required to turn in one paper for credit, you will be provided with two sets of topics and opportunities to turn in your paper (dates listed on syllabus). If you choose to complete and turn in both paper assignments, only your best score will be counted toward your final grade. Lists of specific topics and guidelines will be posted on Blackboard and distributed in class.
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