Social Psychology 2210 Spring 2014 SyllabusClass Location:Boggs B6AClass Days, Time:MWF, 1:00-2:00pmInstructor:Amy WaxInstructor Email:[email protected]Office Location:J.S. Coon 215Office Hours:MWF, 2:30-3:30pmTA: Kathryn DalrympleTA Email:[email protected]Textbook: Kassin, S., Fein, S., & Markus, H.R. (2014). Social Psychology(9thed.).Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.DescriptionThis course is an introduction to social psychology. Social psychology is the scientific study of how individuals think, feel, and behave in a social context. In this course, major topics include social perception (e.g., stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination), social influence (e.g., conformity), social relations (e.g., aggression), and the application of social psychology. Learning Outcomes & IndicatorsBy the completion of this course, students should be able to:A.Describe a broad array of social psychological theories and research findingsWork related to this outcome: Textbook readings, classroom participation, examsB.Apply social psychological principles to real world problemsWork related to this outcome: Applied projectRequirements & GradingGrading in this course will be based on 3 components:1. Exams (45%)There will be 3 non-cumulative exams, each worth 15% of your grade. Exams will be given in class on February 17th, April 2nd, and May 2nd(during finals week). The questions will be fixed response (i.e., multiple choice), and will be designed to require interpretation and integration of the material. If you miss an exam because of a documented emergency, you can take a make-up essay exam.1Version from 1/13/14
Exam GuidelinesOKNotOKReferencing a single 3x5 indexcard, with notes for the testReferencing the textbook or any notes other than your index cardTaking out your phoneTalkingArriving to sit for the exam after students have already completed the exam and left 2. Applied Project (30%)A primary learning tool in this course is the completion of a team-based applied project. For thisproject, you will choose your own teams using an online interface. Each team will be comprisedof students from Georgia Tech and George Mason University, and will be responsible for completing the four deliverables that are detailed below. Collaboration between Georgia Tech and George Mason students will take place primarily using WebEx and Basecamp, and deliverables will be submitted via Basecamp. This project will allow students to apply social psychological concepts to real-world problems. More specific information regarding the project will be given during the official introduction in late January.