By Robert Biswas-Diener, Portland State University. The science of social psychology investigates the ways other people affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is an exciting field of study because it is so familiar and relevant to our day-to-day lives. Social psychologists study a wide range of topics that can roughly be grouped into 5 categories: attraction, attitudes, peace & conflict, social influence, and social cognition.
By Yanine D. Hess and Cynthia L. Pickett, University of California, Davis. Social cognition is the area of social psychology that examines how people perceive and think about their social world. This module provides an overview of key topics within social cognition and attitudes, including judgmental heuristics, social prediction, affective and motivational influences on judgment, and explicit and implicit attitudes.
By Bertram Malle, Brown University. One of the most remarkable human capacities is to perceive and understand mental states. This capacity, often labeled “theory of mind,” consists of an array of psychological processes that play essential roles in human social life. We review some of these roles, examine what happens when the capacity is deficient, and explore the many processes that make up the capacity to understand minds.
A learning module for import to LMS on the social psychology of stereotypes, racial bias, and biased policing. Also available as a standalone module on the Blackboard Coursesites platform.
From the assignment's preamble:
Largely because of the horrific videorecorded murder of George Floyd while under the restraint of four Minneapolis police officers, citizens around the world are feeling a renewed urgency to take action to recognize and act against racism. This Teach-In is designed to give you an opportunity to learn a bit more about the psychology of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, the racial inequities and inequalities that exist in society and in policing, your own biases, and about the societies and organizations working to remedy these inequalities and inequities.
Here is briefly what the Teach-In involves:
Reading: You will read part of a social psychology textbook on social categorization and stereotyping, and two relatively short and approachable academic journal articles.
Watching: You will watch several brief TED-type lecture talks about the topic, and a debate on the topic "Policing is Racially Biased," presenting informed arguments both in favor of that idea and against it.
Doing: You will experience how psychologists measure one aspect of bias -- implicit bias.
Writing: You will write two short reflection-style papers, and write journal entries about your feelings and experience.
Provides standard introduction to psychology course content with a specific emphasis on social aspects of psychology. This includes expanded content related to social cognition, aggression, attraction and similar topics.
This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory social psychology courses. The 8 units include 27 modules covering key social psych topics such as research methods, group processes, social influence, and relationships. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. The book includes a comprehensive instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentations, a test bank, reading anticipation guides, and adaptive student quizzes.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Material Type:
- Diener Education Fund
- Provider Set:
- Allan Rossman
- Bertram Malle
- Beth Chance
- Brad J. Bushman
- Cynthia L. Pickett
- Dan P. McAdams
- David A. Schroeder
- David M. Buss
- David Matsumoto
- Dennis L. Poepsel
- Donelson R. Forsyth
- Jennifer T. Kubota
- Jerry M. Burger
- Joel A. Muraco
- Leslie Zebrowitz
- Matthias R. Mehl
- Neil Thin
- R. Chris Fraley
- Rajiv Jhangiani
- Robert Biswas-Diener
- Stephen Garcia
- Tiffany A. Ito
- Yanine D. Hess
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