Advanced Research on Attitudes|
Fall 2008 not offered
This advanced undergraduate research course is designed to help students conduct a group research project on immigration attitudes. Students will work in close collaboration with the instructor to design, plan, and conduct an original study on the role of symbolic and realistic threats in immigration attitudes. It will include weekly meetings to discuss relevant literature, plan the study, and evaluate progress on the project, which is expected to culminate in a publication-style write-up of the results.
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|Course Format: Laboratory||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
Edwards, K. (1990), The interplay of affect and cognition in attitude formation and change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 202-216
Esses, V. M., Dovidio, J. F., Jackson, L. M., & Armstrong, T. L. (2001). The immigration dilemma: The role of perceived group competition, ethnic prejudice, and national identity. Journal of Social Issues, 57, 389-412.
Florack, A., Piontkowski, U., Bohman, A., Balzer, T., & Perzig, S. (2003). Perceived intergroup threat and attitudes of host community members toward immigrant acculturation. Journal of Social Psychology, 143, 633-648.
Maio, G. R., Esses, V. M., & Bell, D. W. (1994). The formation of attitudes toward new immigrant groups. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 24, 1762-1776.
Millar, M. G., & Millar, K. U. (1998). The effects of prior experience and thought on the attitude-behavior relation. Social Behavior and Personality, 26, 105-114.
Millar, M. G., & Millar, K. U. (1990). Attitude change as a function of attitude type and argument type. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 217-228.
Pratto, F., & Lemieux, A. F. (2001). The psychological ambiguity of immigration and its implications for promoting immigration policy. Journal of Social Issues, 57, 413-430.
Stephan, W. G., Renfro, C. L., Esses, V. M., Stephan, C. W., & Martin, T. (2005). The effects of feeling threatened on attitudes toward immigrants. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 29, 1-19.
Wu, C., & Shaffer, D. R. (1987). Susceptibility to persuasive appeals as a function of source credibility and prior experience with the attitude object. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52, 677-688.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Design and implementation of an original research project, and final research report.
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