Psy 331 Syllabus F11-1

Psy 331 Syllabus F11-1 - Psychology 331, Fall 2011 Social...

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Psychology 331, Fall 2011 Social Psychology Professor: Dr. Mark Seery Office: 361 Park Hall Phone: 645-0239 e-mail: [email protected] Office hours: M,W 10-11 am Class Meetings: M,W,F 9-9:50 am in 20 Knox Teaching Assistant Sarah Gomillion Office: 314 Park Hall e-mail: [email protected] Office hours: F 1-3 pm Required Texts Franzoi, S. L. (2009). Social Psychology (5 th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill. Course Goals This is a survey course designed to give you a better understanding of how people function as individuals in a very social world and why they do it the way they do. The official name for this field of study is “social psychology.” As a social psychologist, I find this material to be absolutely fascinating, but you do not need to be a psychologist to appreciate the topics we will discuss and apply them to your everyday life. By the time this course is over, I hope that my enthusiasm will have been contagious and that you will be able to view the world around you in a new light. Formally stated learning outcomes . At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to identify: (1) the nature of social psychology as a scientific field (2) the social psychological aspects of the self, self-esteem, and self- presentation, (3) the ways in which people think about the social world and perceive others, (4) the nature of attitudes and the underlying principles of persuasion, (5) the causes and mechanisms of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, (6) the techniques and principles of social influence, (7) the mechanisms of group behavior, (8) the characteristics of interpersonal attraction, (9) the components of intimate relationships, (10) the social psychological aspects of aggression, and (11) the principles of prosocial and helping behavior. Course Format The course will follow a lecture format. Lectures will sometimes overlap with material in the text, but they will also introduce a good deal of information that is not covered in the books. There will be more lecture/presentation than discussion in this course, but of course please do not hesitate to make comments or ask questions about things you find interesting or do not understand. Course Assignments
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Psy 331 Syllabus F11-1 - Psychology 331, Fall 2011 Social...

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