Feb2 - China City Scene in Countryside 12/13/09 Bin Hu Xin...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 12/13/09 What is Social Psychology? February 2, 2009
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12/13/09 Review from last class The Questions Social Psychologists Ask Approaches to Answering such Questions A Formal Definition of Social Psychology Core Concerns of Social Psychology
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12/13/09 Relation to Other Fields Sociology – scientific study of society Psychology – scientific study of individuals Social Psychology as combining elements of both; Linking the individual and the society
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12/13/09 Impact of Urban School Relocation The place: City of Hefei and a rural area called Bin Hu Xin Qu. The problem and the strategy for dealing with it. The types of questions a city planner would ask compared with the types of questions a social psychologist would ask.
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12/13/09 Urban-Rural Differences in
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Unformatted text preview: China City Scene in Countryside 12/13/09 Bin Hu Xin Qu 12/13/09 Theoretical Perspectives A question is not a theory Definition: A theory is a set of interrelated propositions that organizes and explains a set of observed phenomena Theories help us to interpret and predict social behavior 12/13/09 Role Theory Assumptions: All the world is a stage If we know who is who in the cast, then we can make sense out of what is going on Key Concepts: role expectations, role salience, role conflict Example 12/13/09 A Professor 12/13/09 Role Expectations for a Professor Give Lectures Answer Questions Assign Grades Student Evaluations judging whether role expectations are met?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2009 for the course SOCIOL 105 taught by Professor Zussman during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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