PSYC 215 - 2009 - Syllabus

PSYC 215 - 2009 - Syllabus - PSYC 215 September 2009 Room:...

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PSYC 215 September 2009 1 Room: Leacock Building R m . N o . l 3 2 Monday, Wednesday & Friday l 3 : 3 0 - l 4 : 3 0 PSYC 215 (FALL) Introduction to Social Psychology Course Outline Instructor : Dr. Donald M. Taylor Room: W8/30A - Stewart Biological Sciences Building Telephone : 398-6104, email: dmtaylor@hebb.psych.mcgill.ca (bear in mind that the professor is email challenged). Office Hours: MOST Mondays and Wednesdays between 3 p.m. and 4 pm in W8/30A. Teaching Assistants: Régine Débrosse, Julie Caouette Secretary: Judi Young 398-6094 Course website : WebCT Lecture Audio Recordings : Available to those who have a legitimate reason for accessing Lecture on WebCT. Required Textbook: David Myers & Steven Spencer Social Psychology, 4th Canadian Edition McGraw Hill, 2009
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PSYC 215 September 2009 2 Date Lecture T e x t C h a p t e r s M y e r s S p e n c e r Sept.2 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY The key to all of psychology. Ch. l Sept. 4 In defense of theory: Mars/Venus/ Ch. 1 death/towels Sept. 9 Making research methodology digestible. Ch. 1 Sept. 11 Method as a vehicle for social change INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES Sept. 14 Introducing Attitudes and the challenge Ch. 4 of attitude assessment. Sept. 16 Attitude theory: Balance and Congruity. Ch. 4 Sept. 18 Attitude theory: And then along Ch. 4 came dissonance. Sept. 21 Attitude change: Language Legislation, Desegregation and Cults. Ch. 5 Sept. 23 Prejudice: I may be a bigot, Ch. 12 but I’m politically correct. Sept 25 Unconscious attitudes: Briefcases, backpacks, fish and dollar signs Ch. 12 Sept. 29 Unconscious prejudice: Maybe I’m a bigot and don’t know it. Sept. 30 Race and gender stereotypes. Ch. 12 Oct 2 Stereotypes: a process for the Ch. 12 Mentally lazy? Oct. 5 The roots of Attribution Theory. Ch. 3 Oct. 7 Cognitive and Emotional attribution processes. Ch. 3
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PSYC 215 September 2009 3 MIDTERM EXAM (To be announced) Oct. 9 Applying attribution theory. Ch. 3 Oct. 14 Explanation of Research Project Oct. 16 Attribution, affirmative action and baseball Ch. 3/12 (Jackie Robinson) Oct. 19 The Self: The ultimate human cognition. Ch. 2 Oct. 21 If I don’t know who I am, how can
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