3710syllabus - COLLEGE OF EDUCATION VALDOSTA STATE...

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“Positively Impacting Learning Through Evidence-Based Practices” COLLEGE OF EDUCATION VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING PSYC 3710, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 CREDIT HOURS FALL SEMESTER 2011 Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. - C h i n e s e P r o v e r b REQUIRED TEXTBOOK Baron, R. A., Branscombe, N. R., & Byrne, D. (2008). Social psychology (12th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Allyn and Bacon. COURSE DESCRIPTION Social psychology is the scientific study of how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. Prerequisite: PSYC 2500. VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES 2. Students will demonstrate cross-cultural perspectives and knowledge of other societies. 3. Students will use computer and information technology when appropriate. 4. Students will express themselves clearly, logically, and precisely in writing and in speaking, and they will demonstrate competence in reading and listening. COURSE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES FOR B.A./B.S. PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE 5. Identify plausible psychosocial and biological principles that influence behavior and cognition, given a particular context or situation. 6. Use appropriately the technical language of the science of psychology in oral and written communication. 9. Describe the impact of society and culture on human diversity. 11. Use appropriate computer technology to complete relevant assignments. COURSE OBJECTIVES This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to the wondrous, fascinating, sensational, delightful, attractive, enchanting, riveting field of social psychology. The primary goal of the course is to familiarize you with the fundamental principles of social psychology. Although this will not be an easy task, I do want you to know that we will try to have FUN accomplishing this goal. 1. Students will identify plausible psychosocial and biological principles that influence behavior and cognition, given a particular context or situation. 2. Students will use appropriately the technical language of the science of psychology in oral and written communication. 3. Students will describe the impact of society and culture on human diversity. 4. Students will use appropriate computer technology to complete relevant assignments.
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“Positively Impacting Learning Through Evidence-Based Practices” COURSE EVALUATION There will be chapter quizzes during the course of the semester, so do not fall behind in the readings. There will be four exams including the final exam. All exams will consist of 60 multiple choice items. On all exams, you will be allowed one 8.5” x 11” cheat-sheet. The notes on your cheat-sheet (both sides) must be handwritten; any other medium and the cheat-sheet will be confiscated. You are warned that the exams will be designed more toward testing your understanding and ability to apply concepts than testing strict memorization. The exams are not cumulative and are based on material covered in the textbook, lectures, and videos. Your
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