Social psychologyThis class explores the social behavior of the human in society. It is taught from a social science standpoint and uses the socratic method in the examination of theory where appropriate. We examine social systems which impact the individual as well as how the person influences society.
Below are the links to the outline and the syllabus. You are responsible for the information in the syllabus. I will go over the first day of class, but after that you are on your own and held responsible for understanding the course guidelines.
You will note that some of the dates on the outline are linked to the actual outline I will be using in lecture. Please feel free to print these out and use them as study guides if you would like to.
Please note I will be using the new plus minus grading system.
Fall 21012 Social Syllabus - West Valley
West Valley Fall 2012 Social Outline
Joan Roughgarden article:
The Thirty Second Candidate.
Sherif's Robber's Cave
Sweet Cucumber is to be read for and discussed within class 7/15
A note of caution: Your English language skills, both written and spoken, should be at a level of proficiency that is consistent with a transferable college level course. Make no mistake about this. You are expected to perform at the level of a sophomore in any four year university in the United States. This course is transferable and it will be difficult to pass if your language is not at this level. The baseline will not be changed in this regard, no matter the reason.
I have noted that there is not always a clear definition of terms or of theory within the Aronson book. To serve that purpose, here is a website that will aid in the comprehension of some definitions.
The Social Psych Fall 2012 Midterm will be due on the 23rd of October at 2:05 pm. you must hand it to me personally.
The Social Fall 2012 Final will be due on the 11th of December. Please bring to class a SASE and a blank scantron (form 882) All finals must be handed to me personally. MAKE SURE TO BRING A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE or I will not take your final. No exceptions. This envelope should be 9x12 and have two to three stamps on it.
For all exams: You must hand me your scantron personally. No outside or intermediary personas are to be allowed to hand in your work. All work must be your own, and there is to be no discussion or exchange of information. If you have questions please email me.
Note: When turning in the final, a self addressed stamped envelope must be presented in conjunction with your final examination. This is mandatory and I will not take your final without one. The envelope should large enough to hold both your extra credit and your final. A 9x12 should be fine. (two to thee stamps is usually fine).
PLEASE NOTE THAT I DO NOT TAKE PAPERS VIA EMAIL
Was Darwin Wrong? due the 18th of September.
Privilege due 11/20
The article you need to read and digest before beginning the privilege paper is located at this link. This was written by Peggy McIntosh. White Privilege
If you have already done Privilege, then Toy Story is for you.
Survivor or Hunger Games due 12/06
Make sure that you always use proper social psychology theory within your paper presentation. Always cite theory, always use a reference page. This is standard. Presentation counts, and will be graded accordingly, no matter how well you state your case. This is true for all project packets and papers within my class.
No quotes are accepted.
Project guidelines Be Sure to read these before you turn in any projects.
Was Darwin Wrong? due 9/18
Mental Maps due 10/09
use Self monitoring notes and resources to aid you in this project Due 10/02
The power of social pressure Due 10/16
Androgyny test Due 10/30
Make sure that you do a proper write up when you turn this one in. Use theory and proper referencing as always. Decribe the theory and your relation to it and well as the questions posed by the Project guidelines Here is some help androgyny notes and use the net
Toy Story due 11/13
Random Invisibility Numbers
When Do People Help? Due Dec 4th
extra credit survey Fall 2012 http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N8TWLZB
Social Identity Barbie
The N Word
Art is Life Movies as social psychology
Sex Causes Headaches
NASA is always looking for cognitive subjects.
you can also always go the website below to follow your favorite Supreme Court decisions. The extra credit is to do your research and then explain how social psychological constructs get brought to bear in some of these decisions: