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Semester Project: Social Psychology Applied to Real Life 30 points Your semester project will require you to take the psychological principles/theories that you learn in class, and apply them to real world events. Over the course of the semester, you will be asked to submit two entries (one each of the following) for a grade. You may also submit up to two more entries for extra credit (see extra credit section on next page). 1. CURRENT EVENT : LOCATE A MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER ARTICLE that demonstrates or exemplifies a principle of social psychology (e.g., contact hypothesis, self-awareness, cognitive dissonance, mere exposure, etc.). You may not use events discussed in class or the textbook . o Sources can include articles from newspapers or general interest magazines. Online versions of major newspapers and magazines are also acceptable, provided you cite the webpage and provide a link. o Please no online blogs or non-reputable news sources. o Sources should not be more than 6 months old 2. PERSONAL REFLECTION : DESCRIBE A SOCIAL INTERACTION since the start of the semester that demonstrates or exemplifies a principle of social psychology. You should submit an entry for each deadline listed below. You may submit your CURRENT EVENT entry at the first deadline and your PERSONAL REFLECTION entry at the second deadline, or you may submit your PERSONAL REFLECTION entry at the first deadline and your CURRENT EVENT entry at the second deadline. Deadlines: 1. Week of Sept. 30 (Entry must relate to material from EXAM 1) 2. Week of Nov. 11 (Entry must relate to material from EXAM 2) Important Notes: 1. Please do not limit yourself to the example concepts listed above. 2. For each entry, you will write a 1-2 page reaction paper. 3. To receive full credit, on the due date, you must hand your entry in no later than the end of the recitation class period. 4. Any work turned in after that class period will receive no more than half credit. 5. Your reaction papers must be typed and stapled (only first page graded if unstapled). 6. If your reaction paper is underdeveloped and there is more information from class that could have supported your point, you may lose points. 7. Your entry should use a social psychological concept from the designated chapters (see above) and clearly state the concept and the chapter it came from. 8. You should not use a social psychological concept more than once. 9.
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course PSY 240 taught by Professor Jones during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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