Social Psychology

Semesters Taught
Fall: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Spring: 2014, 2015, 2016

This course is designed to acquaint students with experimental social psychology—the scientific study of thought, emotion, and behavior in interpersonal contexts. We survey a variety of classic and contemporary theories that purport to explain important aspects of social thought, emotion, and behavior, and in each case we will evaluate the theory by examining relevant research. The topics covered in this survey span a wide range, from those that are philosophical in nature (e.g., free will) to those that represent applied concerns (e.g., criminal justice) and from those that focus on individual functioning (e.g., self-concept) to those that focus on collective phenomena (e.g., group dynamics). 

Syllabus (spring 2016)

Previous Syllabi

Syllabus (spring 2015)

Syllabus (fall 2014)

Syllabus (spring 2014)

Syllabus (fall 2013)

Syllabus (fall 2012)

Syllabus (fall 2011)