2 Teaching Assistant details Laura Dane M S Psychology Logan Hall Office Logan

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2. Teaching Assistant details: Laura Dane, M. S. Psychology, Logan Hall, Office: Logan Hall, B38E (in the basement) University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-1161, USA Office phone: 277-5934 [email protected] Office hours: Thursdays 1-2 pm. Teaching Assistant background: Laura Dane received her B.A. and Master’s degrees in Experimental Psychology from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She had a lot of experience there being a T.A. for introductory statistics and for an evolutionary psychology course (which had a lot of social content). She was selected to join Geoffrey Miller’s lab group as the best out of over 25 well-qualified Ph.D. applicants, and is likely to be one of the leading young evolutionary psychologists in the next 10 years. She also does improvizational comedy. 3. Required textbook: Social Psychology (2 nd Edition, 2002) by Douglas Kenrick, Steven Neuberg, and Robert Cialdini. This is available from the UNM bookstore. I negotiated a special deal with the publisher so that, for the price of just the textbook alone (about $90), you will also get a free study guide, a free practice test book, and a free access code to the textbook’s web site, all bundled together as a package. I chose this textbook for several reasons: (1) it is new and up-to-date, (2) it’s written by University of Arizona professors who really know their stuff, (3) it tries to present social psychology as a coherent science rather than a random assortment of gee-whiz stories, (4) it takes a stronger evolutionary perspective than any other social psych textbook, (5) it’s well-written, and has lots of real-world examples, data, and photos, (6) it has a great web site. I think you’ll enjoy it. It’s important to do the assigned readings before the class in which I’ll lecture about the material. The regular quizzes will motivate you to keep up with the readings. Generally, you will need to read one chapter per week; each lecture will cover half a chapter of material. 2
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4. Classes: When, where, what When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm, January 21 through May 8 except for UNM spring breaks (March 17-21). Where: Mitchell Hall, room 122, UNM main campus What: Classes will include a combination of me lecturing with Powerpoint visuals, and in-class discussions. Because the lectures and discussions are an important part of the course content, I expect regular attendance and active participation . Class rules: Do not arrive late . The regular in-cla-ss quizzes start at 4:00 pm, not 4:05 pm. It is best to have a seat by 3:55. I know that parking can often be a problem, but I expect you to learn how long you’ll need to find parking, and to allow time for that. Do not leave early (before 5:15 pm) unless you have let me know before class that you will need to leave, or unless you have a genuine emergency. In particular do NOT start packing up your papers, notebooks, and backpacks before 5:15.
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