. The in-class activities/exercises will be worth 10% of your final grade, while the out-of-class (“Opportunity”) assignments will be worth 15% of your final grade. Details for each assignment, as well as objectives and grading rubrics will be provided separately. All blended learning assignments (in-class activities or Opportunities) will be due on Sundays by 9pm EST on Canvas. Students who have not had as much experience with academic writing are encourage to take advantage of the resources available on campus. The Writing Center offers individual appointments to help you draft, proof and complete writing assignments. Even experienced writers can benefit! To schedule an appointment, and to see the other resources availabl to you, visit . 3) Final Analysis Paper. A 5-page, typed, double-spaced paper is due on December 11 th before 5pm. The paper counts for 20% of your final grade. The task for the final paper is to identify a social phenomenon that interests you in the external world (one that has not yet been studied), and then, to write a paper that includes testable ideas for how to approach the study of that phenomenon as a social psychologist. The Page 5 of 16
inspiration for this paper can come from a variety of different sources, including articles in the popular press/media (newspapers or magazines), or in a popular movie/film, etc. You will be charged with conducting a literature review, coming up with conceptual and operational definitions for your variables that can be measured, developing hypotheses and justifications for your predictions, design (conceptually) a study/experiment to test your hypothesis, and explaining the anticipated results, drawing conclusions and implications for understanding human social behavior. 4) Exams . There will be 2 midterm exams, each worth 15% of your final grade. They will include both multiple choice and short answer questions and will cover material discussed in class and in the textbook. Midterms are not cumulative, however , some concepts/facts fit into more than one unit (e.g., self-esteem and aggression), and may appear on an exam more than once. If that is the case, I will usually mention it again during lecture. Alternatively, it may appear a second time in the textbook. There will not be long essay questions. There will also be a final exam (worth 20% of your final grade), which will be cumulative and contain a higher number of questions, although it will focus more on the material covered since the 2 nd midterm. There will be some extra-credit questions built into the exams.
- Summer '19
- Social Psychology, TA, Social psychologists, Social Psychologist