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social psych Syllabus - Psychology 0105: Introduction to...

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Psychology 0105: Introduction to Social Psychology Spring 2008; MWF 11:00-11:50 David Lawrence Hall, Room 121 Instructor: Dr. William Klein TA: Desiree Wilkinson Office: 3105 Sennott Square Office: 3211 Sennott Square Phone: 4-8267 Phone: 4-4557 E-mail: E-mail: Office Hrs.: W 1:30-2:30 Office Hrs.: M 1:30-2:30; Th 12:00-1:00 Course Description Social psychology examines our attitudes, perceptions, motivations, emotions, and behaviors, and how our social environment influences each of these. We will begin with an overview of research methods in social psychology, and then spend the first part of the term assessing the ways in which we perceive ourselves, other individuals, and groups. We then proceed to explore persuasion, social influence and social interaction, as well as how people behave in group situations. Throughout the term we will consider how research in social psychology contributes to our knowledge in applied domains such as health, decision-making, business, and law. Required Text (available at bookstore) Kassin, S. M., Fein, S., & Markus, H. R. (2008). Social Psychology . Boston: Houghton-Mifflin Company (7th edition). This edition of the text was just released. The paperback version available at the bookstore (which is less expensive than the hard cover version) includes a study guide with chapter outlines, sample questions, and other tools. Additional resources are available at, and on the CourseWeb site devoted to this course at You will need to use your Pitt e-mail account to access the CourseWeb site. Class Meetings Class meetings will follow a lecture format, but I believe strongly that students learn best when actively involved in the learning process. To this end, I will incorporate demonstrations and other activities into lectures, and ask questions of the class. You are strongly encouraged to ask questions and respond to mine. Lectures will either expand upon the text by considering some topics in greater detail, or include new material not discussed in the text. The readings for each topic are listed on the attached schedule. To do well in this course, it is essential to attend lectures and take careful notes, and to keep up with the reading. If you miss a lecture, you are
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