PS2008_Revision_Package_2009-10

PS2008_Revision_Package_2009-10 - PS2008 Social Psychology...

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PS2008 Social Psychology Exam: Revision Package In this exam revision package you will find details of the exam, along with general revision outlines for each session and a mock exam for you to attempt. This guide is not exhaustive – you will have to revise your lecture notes and engage with wider reading. Completion of these activities however shall give you a good grounding for the exam. Exam details: The exam timetable shall be released on November 24th http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=13820 Exam format: The examination will have two sections. You must attempt one question from each section. Both sections are equally weighted. Section A : Answer one question from a choice of four. Each question shall address a topic from the first four weeks of social psychology lectures. Section B : Answer one question from a choice of two. Each question will ask you to write about both critical and mainstream perspectives . These questions shall address a topic from the last four weeks of social psychology lectures. ______________________________________________________________
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Revision : Below are details of the main issues covered in each lecture and the recommended reading provided. LECTURE 1: SELF AND IDENTITY Overview Who are you? Historical context of self; Selves and identities; Cultural differences Is there a coherent true self? Is there one self or many selves? Importance of contextual factors Are you who others think you are? Self-presentation Are you who you think you are? Overconfidence Introductory Reading: Recommended Reading Banaji, M.R. & Prentice, D.A. (1994). The self in social contexts. Annual Review of Psychology, 45, 297-332. identity and self representations. Journal of Pe r sonality and Social Psychology, 71, 83-93. Dunning, D. (2006). Strangers to ourselves? The Psychologist, 19(10), 600-603 Markus, H.R. & Kitayama, S. (1991). Culture and self: Implications for cognition, emotion and motivation. Psychological Review, 98, 2, 224-253 http://www.biu.ac.il/SOC/ps/docs/diesendruck/2.pdf LECTURE 2: CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS Overview What is attractive? Is attraction the product of rational and logical thought processes? How do we know when we’re in love? Is love blind? How do we maintain a relationship? What can go wrong in a relationship? Why do we forgive? What are the criticisms of the mainstream approach to “relationships”. Introductory Reading: Read the chapter on Close Relationships in Hogg & Vaughan
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Recommended Reading Cramer, D. (2006). How a supportive partner may increase relationship Finkel, E.J. (2008). Vengefully ever after? The Psychologist, 21(2), 104-107. Swami, V., & Furnham, A. (2008). Is love really so blind? The Psychologist,
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