PSYC 2120 3.0 W

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Section M – Wednesdays, 11:30-2:30

Section O – Wednesdays, 2:30-5:30

Curtis Lecture Hall A

January 11, 2107- April 24, 2017

 

1) Wednesday, Jan. 11th

     Introduction and Methodology

      Reading material:

            A practical guide to Study Skills, pp. 1-22. (not on exams)

            Chapter 1: The Revealing Science of Social Psychology, pp. 1-35.

            Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Social Behavior, pp. 37-79.

      Check out the course website: http://www.kawakamilab.org/course-outline-2120/

      Check out the textbook website: ***

2) Wednesday, Jan. 18th

                  Social Cognition

     Reading material:

            Chapter 3: The Core Elements of Social Cognition, pp. 81-115.

3) Wednesday, Jan. 25th

     Social Perception

     Reading material:

            Chapter 4: Thinking about People and Events, pp. 117-151.

 4) Wednesday, Feb. 1st

      Self-Perceptions

      Reading material:

            Chapter 5: The Nature, Origins, and Functions of the Self, pp. 153-187.

            Chapter 6: The Key Self-motives: Consistency, Esteem, Presentation, and Growth, pp. 189-229.

  5) Wednesday, Feb. 8th

       First In-Class Exam (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)

  6) Wednesday, Feb. 15th

       Conformity

       Reading material:

            Chapter 7: Social Influence, pp. 231-269.

  7) Wednesday, Feb. 22nd - Reading Week – No class

  8) Wednesday, Mar. 1st

       Attitudes

       Reading material:

             Chapter 8: Persuasion, Attitudes, and Behavior, pp. 271-309.

       Do Web demonstrations of the IAT: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

  9) Wednesday, Mar. 8th

       Persuasion and Groups

       Reading material:

             Chapter 9: Group Processes, pp. 311-347.

  10) Wednesday, Mar. 15th – Francine lecture

          Aggression and Altruism

          Reading material:

                             Chapter 12: Interpersonal Aggression, pp. 425-469.

                             Chapter 13: Prosocial Behavior, pp. 471-505.

   11) Wednesday, Mar. 22nd (all tas proofread)

          Second In-Class Exam (Chapters 7, 8, 9, 12, 13)

   12) Wednesday, Mar. 29th

          Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination

          Reading material:

                Chapter 10: Understanding Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination, pp. 349-387.

                Chapter 11: Responding to and Reducing Prejudice, pp. 389-423.

   13) Wednesday, April 5th

          Interpersonal Attraction, Close Relationships, and Course Wrap-up

          Reading material:

                Chapter 14: Interpersonal Attraction, pp. 507-547.

                Chapter 15: Close Relationships, pp. 549-591.

                14) Final Cummulative Exam – April 7th to April 24th

                        Date and Location TBA