Social Psychology (SOP 3004)

Summer 2012

(TR 12:30-3:50; Bldg. 11, Room 121)


Instructor: Dr. Stephen J. Vodanovich (Click here for my UWF web page)

Office: Building 41, Room 220, Phone: 474-2944; e-mail: stevevodanovich@uwf.edu

Required text: Aronson, E., Wilson, T. D., & Akert, R. M. (2010). Social Psychology (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Catelog Description of CourseClick here



Helpful Social Psychology-Related Web Sites:

Social Psychology Network

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Society for Experimental Social Psychology

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues


Student Learning Objectives

 

Students will be able to:

1) Understand the historical and current trends in the field of social psychology.

2) Discuss the implications of social psychological research findings and theories for individuals and society.

3) Evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, and ethics of the various research designs employed in the field.

4) Discuss the generalizability of the research findings across time and cultures.

 

 

Approximate Timeline

 

Date

 

Chapter(s)

 

Topic

 

Slides

 

5/15

 

_____

 

 

Introduction/Overview

 

 

Introduction Slides

Conformity Slides

 

5/17

 

8

 

Conformity, Obedience, Compliance

 

Obedience Slides

Prison Simulation Slides

Prison Simulation Web Site

Compliance Slides

 

5/22

 

11

 

Prosocial Behavior

 

Prosocial Lecture Slides-1

Prosocial Lecture Slides-2

 

5/24

 

9

 

Group Processes

 

Group Slides

 Study Guide -- Test # 1

 

5/29

 

 8, 9, & 11

 

Test # 1

 

5/31

 

13

 

Prejudice

 

Prejudice Slides

Jigsaw Classroom Web Site

 

6/5

 

12

 

Aggression

 

Aggression Slides

 

6/7

 

6 (pages 149-166)

7

 

The Need to Justify Our Actions

Attitudes and Attitude Change

 

Attitude Slides

Study Guide --- Test # 2

 

6/12

6 [pgs. 149-166], 7, 12, 13

Test # 2

 

 

6/14

 

3

 

Social Cognition

 

Social Cognition Slides

 

6/19

 

 

4

 

Social Perception

 

Social Perception Slides

 

6/21

 

10

 

Interpersonal Attraction

 

Interpersonal Attraction Slides

Study Guide -- Test# 3

6/26

3, 4, & 10

Test # 3

 


Note: Information beyond that which is included in your text will be covered during class lectures. You will
be responsible for this material since it will be included on the tests. If you miss a class session, it is advisable to
contact other students to learn about the nature of the material that you missed. Class attendence will not be taken.

It is your responsibility to arrive to class on time in order to avoid disruption to the lecture and other students. If
you do arrive late for some reason, please enter the classroom quietly and take the nearest seat that is available
to you. Also, please turn any cell phones off (or on "vibrate") while the class is in session.

It is in your best interest to not miss any of the exams. Make-up examinations are rarely granted and will only be

given with approval of the instructor. If you cannot take an exam on the scheduled date, you need to submit

a written notice (e-mail is fine), with any supporting justification (e.g., a doctor's note), before the exam date,

if possible. Your statement, and possibly a meeting with the instructor, will be used to decide whether a

make-up test is allowable.



Grading Criteria: 3 tests worth 33.3% each

Grading Scale
A
90 & above
B+
87-89
B
83-86
B-
80-82
C+
77-79
C
73-76
C-
70-72
D+
67-69
D
60-66
F
59 and below