Schedule and Outlines
Social Psychology
Fall 2001
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Date

Chapter

Topic

Assignment

8/28

1

General Class Info & Introduction to Social Psychology

8/30

2

Methodology: How Social Psychologists Study Social Psychology

9/4

2

Methods part 2

9/6

5

Self Perception Part 1 -- What is the self?

9/11

5

Self Part 2 : Class was shortened today and we did not talk about any material on the self. Instead, we will talk about that material on 9/13.

  • Take a self-esteem questionnaire by clicking here. To access the questionnaire, choose the "I'm OK, You're OK, Right? " option under Chapter 3.

  • Take a self-handicapping questionnaire by clicking here. To access the questionnaire, choose the "Creating Cop-Outs?" option under Chapter 3.

9/13

6

Self justification

9/18

**********EXAM 1**********

  • Click here for important information regarding info you will *not* need to know for the exam
  • Click here for the study guide.

9/20

3

Social Cognition Part 1 -- Schemas

  • Do a demonstration on shortcuts and schemas by clicking here. Choose "shortcuts and schemas" under Chapter 4

9/25

3

Part 2 -- Effects of schemas: Shortcuts and biases

9/27

4

Social Perception Part 1 -- Causal attributions

10/2

4

Part 2 -- First impressions

  • How are our impressions affected by race? Read the Daily Camera article talking about a 3rd grader's science fair project that addresses this topic.

10/4

FALL BREAK

10/9

10

Attraction Part 1 -- Close relationships and love

10/11

10

Part 2 -- Friendship and initial attraction

  • See a demonstration on how composites of faces are perceived as more attractive than the individual faces

10/16

"**********EXAM 2**********

  • Click here for the study guide

10/18

8

Conformity Part 1 - Obedience to Authority

App paper 1 due

  • Learn more about Milgram and his obedience experiments

10/23

8

Part 2 - Persuasion

  • Learn more about compliance. Take the influence quotient questionnaire. Many of the questions directly test material we covered in class. You should be able to answer these correctly.

10/25

8

Part 3 - Informational and Normative Social Influence

10/30

7

Attitudes Part 1 -- Their origins and relation to behavior

11/1

7

Part 2 -- Changing attitudes

11/6

11

Prosocial Behavior Part 1 -- Theories of Helping

11/8

11

Part 2 -- When will people help

11/13

**********EXAM 3**********

  • Click here for the study guide

11/15

12

Aggression Part 1 -- Causes of aggression

App paper 2 due

11/20

12

Part 2 -- Social Issues

11/22

THANKSGIVING

11/27

13

Prejudice Part 1 -- Stereotypes

11/29

13

Part 2 -- Prejudice

12/4

13

Part 3 -- Racism & Sexism

  • Complete an IAT. Visit both the Yale web page and the Tolerance.org page for different kinds of IATS that measure different kinds of biases.

12/6

SPA3

Social Psychology and the Law

12/11

SPA1

Stress and Health

  • Read more about the effects of social support and assess your own level of social support

12/13

SPA1

Health Part 2, Wrap up

App paper 3 due

12/14

**********FINAL, 7:30 - 10:00PM.***********

  • Click here for a copy of the quiz from the 1st day of class
  • Click here for a copy of the final study guide

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