360_syllabus_fall07 - _ SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (PSY360) Fall,...

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_______________________________________________________________________ SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (PSY360) Fall, 2007 _______________________________________________________________________ Professor Isbell Class Time: Tues/Thurs, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Office: 630 Tobin Hall Class Location: Bartlett 65 Phone: 545-5960 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: by appointment Graduate Teaching Assistant : Mindi Rock Office: 634 Tobin Hall Phone: 545-1832 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: to be announced in class Undergraduate Teaching Assistants : Corrinne Connolly, Jennifer Dragon, Amanda Grabel, Tamreh Herlihy, David Issod, Timothy Moriarty, Alexandra Pricken Office: Bartlett, Room 67 Office Hours: to be announced in class _______________________________________________________________________ COURSE DESCRIPTION _______________________________________________________________________ The goal of social psychology is to understand and explain how our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. At the heart of social psychology is the recognition that our responses are greatly influenced by social situations and are not simply the product of our individual personalities. This course will provide you with an overview of research and theory in social psychology. Topics to be studied include social perception, social cognition and information processing, attitudes and persuasion, stereotyping and discrimination, social influence and group behavior, romantic relationships, aggressive behavior, and helping behavior. Throughout the course, there will be strong emphases on (1) research methodology and (2) the application of social psychological research to your everyday lives. In order for you to fully appreciate research and be able to differentiate good research from bad research, it is important that you are able to critically evaluate it. This ability will be useful to you in your everyday life in numerous ways, particularly as you are constantly bombarded with the results of research in the media. _______________________________________________________________________
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_______________________________________________________________________ COURSE READING _______________________________________________________________________ The following book is required for this course (and is available at the Textbook Annex): Franzoi, Stephen L. (2006). Social Psychology (Fourth Edition). Boston: McGraw-Hill. NOTE : You will receive a registration code with the textbook as well as a student CD- ROM. SAVE THESE ! You will need the registration code to utilize the on-line course resources and you may wish to use the CD to review and test your knowledge of material in the textbook. The registration code and the CD are only available if you purchase a new textbook. For this reason, the registration code and CD are not required for the course, but you may find them helpful. Course Packet
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 360 taught by Professor Butz during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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