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PowerPoint slides, some lecture notes and occasional study guides, and some occasional, supplementary documents will be posted online. These will summarize and supplement lectures and conversations in class. These items will be posted at the bcourses equivalent of the “Resources” tab at the course site. Please use these materials to help integrate readings, lectures and class discussions in your understanding of the course.Course Schedule and ReadingsNote: This segment of the syllabus is a map, not a train schedule. Lectures may fall out of sync with the schedule of assigned readings. Please read on schedule to manage the material assignedfor the class.NOTE: As we navigate the use of two editions of the same text, please note:Plain Text page number are from the current, black-covered, 6thEdition of the O’Brien collectionof readings. Page numbers highlighted in blue refer to the blue-covered 5thEdition.Week A: Getting Started: The Influence of Contexts and Institutions on Identity and Behavior Wednesday, August 22Course Themes and OverviewFriday, August 24Audiocast from NPR Talk of the Nation -- Hana Roisin and End of MenHanna Rosin, “The End of Men,” The Atlantic,July/August 2010Week 1: Plasticity of the Self and the Centrality of Context – The Situation and the PersonMonday, August 27Film Screening. Koyaanisqatsi: “The Grid” (By Godfrey Reggio, 1983)Brief Clip: ?v=Hf1DmMsGJWM&list=PL3A5BE4A72EF9C6D7AndVideo clip Screening: Social Structure and Social Learning –Traffic in LA, NY, Saigon, Beijing, and LondonDouglas Rushkoff, “Atmospherics,” in Coercion: Why We Listen to What They Say.New York: Riverhead Books, 1999. Pp.73-110.
Jodi O’Brien. “Who Am I? Developing Character,” O’Brien, pp. 108-120; 228-242.Wednesday, August 29Film Screening. The Quiet Rage (2004) Documenting the Stanford Prison Experiment of 1971Dacher Keltner, Born to be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life.New York. Norton, 2009. “Love,” pp. 199-224.Philip Zimbardo. The Lucifer Effect and the Psychology of Evil. Understanding How Good People Turn Evil. New York: Random House, 2007. oCh 1, “The Psychology of Evil,” pp. 3-22; Friday, August 31Philip Zimbardo. The Lucifer Effect and the Psychology of Evil. Understanding How Good People Turn Evil. New York: Random House, 2007. oCh 10, “The SPE’s Meaning and Message: Meaning and Message: TheAlchemy of Character Transformations,” pp. 195-228Week 2: Socialization – Acquiring a Self and Learning the Rules of SocietyMonday, September 3Labor Day HolidayClasses Not in SessionJodi O’Brien, Essay: “Shared Meaning as the Basis of Humanness,” (in O’Brien, pp. 74-93, 50-69)Wednesday, September 5Explain FR 1 and the Long ProjectPeter Berger and Thomas Luckmann, “Socialization: The Internalization of Society.” (in O’Brien, pp. 157-160; 189-192 ).

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