What leads us to become attracted to one person rather than another? How does prejudice develop, and how can it be reduced? Can psychological research help protect the environment and, if so, how? This course offers an overview of classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics such as group behavior, friendship, stereotyping, conformity, obedience, and conflict resolution.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: |
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
David Myers and Jean Twenge, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 14th Edition, supplemented by other readings
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three exams with multiple choice and true-false items, plus several small assignments
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Lectures focus largely on the results of research and are supplemented with videos, class demonstrations, readings, and assignments intended to explore psychology in daily life. For psychology majors, this counts as a Column 3 breadth requirement course in psychology.
|Instructor(s): Plous,Scott L. Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: SHAN107; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 110||SR major: 25||JR major: 25|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 35||FR: 25|
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