If you would like to see the New York Times "op doc" about Penn State and Joe Paterno.
If you would like to read more about gender differences and friendships, you might find the following studies interesting (thank you, Tori):
Berndt, T. J. (1982). The Feature and Effects of Friendship in Early Adolescence. Child Development, 53(6), 1447. doi:10.1111/1467-8624.ep8588412
Faris, R., & Felmlee, D. (2011). Status Struggles: Network Centrality and Gender Segregation in Same- and Cross-Gender Aggression. American Sociological Review, 76(1), 48-73. doi:10.1177/0003122410396196
Mikami, A. Y., Lerner, M. D., & Lun, J. (2010). Social context influences on children’s rejection by their peers. Child Development Perspectives, 4(2), 123-130. doi:10.1111/j.1750-8606.2010.00130.x
Crick, N. R., Casas, J. F., & Nelson, D. A. (2002). Toward a more comprehensive understanding of peer maltreatment: Studies of relational victimization. Current Directions In Psychological Science, 11(3), 98-101. doi:10.1111/1467-8721.00177
If you would like to read the New York Times piece about Amy Cuddy and "power poses", please click here.
will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:00 to 9:50 am in Stevenson 3046.
offers a broad introduction to social psychology. We will explore the
various ways in which people think about, influence and relate to one
another. We also will consider how the immediate social situation shapes
people's behavior and attitudes. The course includes topics such as conformity
and obedience, attitudes and attitude change, social perception, aggression,
prejudice, attraction, and romantic love. In each topic area, we will
examine social-psychological theory and research and consider what this
discipline can teach us about human behavior and our social world.
key principles and concepts in social psychology.
how social psychologists do what they do.
social psychological principles and concepts to your own experience.
As a GE D1 course (Individual and Society), this course also is designed
to contribute to the following SSU General Education learning objectives:
- Demonstrate understanding of how cultural diversity and social factors
influence the individual, society, and social institutions.
- Demonstrate understanding of the interchange among individuals and
social systems and institutions, and how these develop.
- Apply social science perspectives to social issues and problems as
manifested in individuals, groups, societies, and/or internationally.
- Demonstrate understanding of the factors influencing inequality and
social justice among individuals, groups, societies, and/or across nations.
Recommended Textbook:Other resources:
Aronson, E., Wilson, T.D. & Akert, R.M. (2010). Social Psychology. Pearson/Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
Heather Smith, Ph.D.
Course Project 2
Course Project 3
prejudice reflection assignment