Social Psychology (SOP 3004)

Fall 2013


Instructor: Dr. Stephen J. Vodanovich

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

Required text: Aronson, E., Wilson, T. D., & Akert, R. M. (2012). Social Psychology. (8th ed.).  Pearson.



Helpful Social Psychology-Related Web Sites:

Social Psychology Network

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Society for Experimental Social Psychology

European Association of 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

 

8/27

 

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Introduction/Overview

 

8/29

8

Conformity

 

9/3

 

8

 

Obedience

 

Obedience Slides

 

 

9/5

 

8

 

Prison Simulation

 

9/10

 

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Compliance

 

Compliance Slides

 

9/12

 

11

 

Prosocial Behavior

 

9/17

 

11

 

Prosocial Behavior

 

9/19

 

9

 

Group Processes

 

9/24

 

9

 

Group Processes

 

9/26

 

8, 9, 11

 

 

Test # 1

 

_____

 

10/1

 

13

 

Prejudice

10/3

 

13

 

Prejudice

 

10/8

 

12

 

Aggression

 

10/10

 

12

 

Aggression

 

10/15

 

6 (pages 149-166)

 

The Need to Justify Our Actions

 

10/17

 

7

 

Attitudes and Attitude Change

10/22

7

Attitudes and Attitude Change

 

10/24

 

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

 

 

 

Test # 2

 

 

 

_____

 

10/29

 

3

 

Social Cognition

 

10/31

 

3

 

Social Cognition

 

11/4

 

4

 

Social Perception

 

11/7

 

4

 

Social Perception

 

11/12

 

4

 

Social Perception

 

11/14

 

10

 

Interpersonal Attraction

 

11/19

 

10

 

Interpersonal Attraction

11/21

 

10

 

Interpersonal Attraction

11/26

Social Psychology in Action - 3

Social Psychology & The Law

12/3

Social Psychology in Action - 3

Social Psychology & The Law

Social & Legal slides

Study Guide --- Test # 3

 

12/5

 

Test # 3 Review Session

 

 

Exam Week (see exam schedule)

 

3, 4, 10, 16

 

Test # 3

 

 

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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.

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 and/or beepers 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