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SocialPsych 9.70 - SocialPsychology-Overview&Read

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2/8/2014 Readings | Social Psychology | Brain and Cognitive Sciences | MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/brain-and-cognitive-sciences/9-70-social-psychology-spring-2009/readings/ 1/5 Subscribe to the OCW Newsletter Enter Email Help | Contact Us Search Advanced Search Home » Courses » Brain and Cognitive Sciences » Social Psychology » Readings Readings COURSE HOME SYLLABUS READINGS LECTURE NOTES ASSIGNMENTS DOWNLOAD COURSE MATERIALS WEEK # UNITS # TOPICS READINGS Phase 1: Didactic orientation 1 1.1 Welcome. A definition of the situation; Individuals and groups; sets and settings Start of the 9.70/08 collaborative learning system lifecycle; housekeeping Syllabus ( PDF ) Preliminary Information Form and Benchmark Questionnaire ( PDF ) Working Groups ( PDF ) Human Systems: Aspects and Levels of Organization and Development ( JPEG ) Human Systems: A Selection of Developmental Schemes ( PDF ) Timesheet ( PDF ) Evaluations ( PDF ) 2 1.2 The science of social psychology and vice versa I: Paradigm 1: modern scientific approach: substantive, procedural and ethical issues Syllabus ( PDF ) Read carefully all the introductory parts up to and including the detailed syllabus for this class session. Glance through the rest, trying to get some idea of what lies ahead. Aronson, Elliot, ed. "Front Matter" (pp. i­xiii); "Front Matter" (pp. 430­ 512); Chapter 1 (pp. 1­11); Chapter 9 (pp. 404­429) in The Social Animal . 9th ed. New York, NY: Worth Publishers, 2003. ISBN: 9780716759669. Note the number of the author's publications and the range of his interests. Check out the dedication and the table of contents; read the author's Preface: "Why I Wrote this Book", and Acknowledgments. Reflect on the meaning to you of the epigram that Aronson borrows from Aristotle's Politics . Additional notes on Aronson text ( PDF ) Milgram, Stanley. " The Perils of Obedience ." Harper's Magazine , 1974. This text (which appeared in Harper's Magazine ­ year is not certain) is abridged and adapted from Obedience to Authority by Stanley Milgram, 1974. In it, Milgram summarizes the essential features of the experiment, and revises his original article "Behavioral Study of Obedience", which was published in The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology in 1963... ( PDF ) Baumrind, D. "Some Thoughts on the Ethics of Research: After Reading Milgram's 'Behavioral Study of Obedience'." American Psychologist 19 (1964): 421­423. Milgram, S. "Issues in the Study of Obedience: A Reply to Baumrind." American Psychologist 19 (1964): 848­852. Aronson, E., and D. Bridgeman. "Jigsaw Groups and the Desegregated Classroom: In Pursuit of Common Goals." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 5 (1979): 438­446. As we proceed, we will organize ourselves into a collaborative learning system that enables us to pursue some common learning goals without resorting to deception. Additional notes on Aronson text ( PDF ) Viewings The Human Behavior Experiments . Directed by Alex Gibney. Film, Viewing time 58 minutes. 2006.
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