2014-2015 FALL
PSK 231
Social
Psychology I
Asst. Prof. Dr. Zuhal Yeniç[email protected]
Başkent University
Department of Psychology
www.baskent.edu.tr/~zuyen/courses/psk231.html
Tuesday 09:00-11:50 | G-304
PSK 231 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY I
What is (not) Social Psychology?
Social psychology is defined as the scientific discipline that attempts to understand
and explain how the thought, feeling, and behavior or individuals are influenced by
the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others (Gordon Alport). Social psychology is studied in both psychology and sociology (emphasis on person and society,
respectively).
Social psychology should be differentiated from other “social” areas in that the former uses experimental methodology more often. The major aim of the social psychology is to find experimentally gathered evidences (cause - effect relationships)
about human behavior in their social environment. If social psychologists are interested in the motion picture Grease (1978) they would examine the perception of
Sandra by Danny and his followers, they also try to understand and measure the
affect, behavior and cognition of the relationship and the environment in which
the love takes place.
Social psychology is not an arm-chaired science; that is social psychologists do not
just theorizing about the things surround them. Rather they make systematic analyses of the questions under investigation. Finally, social psychology is a very different and challenging course. It is about you, by “you” I mean “real you”.
Hope to enjoy your journey...
Course Materials
Main Textbook
Myers, D. G. (2010). Social psychology (10th Ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.
Supplementary Readings
1. Le Guin, U. K. (2011). Yerdeniz büyücüsü (6. baskı). (Ç. Erkal İpek, Çev.). İstanbul: Metis Yayıncılık. (Orijinal çalışma basım tarihi 1968).
2. Tolstoy, L. N. (2012). Kroyçer sonat (2. baskı). (E. Altay, Çev.). İstanbul: İletişim
Yayınları. (Orijinal çalışma basım tarihi 1889).
3. Lee, H. (2014). Bülbülü öldürmek. (Ü. İnce, Çev.). İstanbul: Sel Yayıncılık. (Orijinal çalışma basım tarihi 1960).
Evaluation and Grading
Week
Topic
1
Introducing Social Psychology
2
Conducting Research in Social Psychology
3
*** Sacrifice Feast ***
4
The Self I
5
The Self II (SR1)
6
Social Cognition and Person Perception I
7
Social Cognition and Person Perception II (SR2)
8
*** Midterm Exam ***
9
Attitudes and Persuasion I
10
Attitudes and Persuasion II
11
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination I
12
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination II
13
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination III (SR3)
14
General Evaluation
Course credit is accumulated from the following five sources:
Source
Percentage
Quizzes
20
Midterm Exam
25
Final Exam
30
SR1 & SR2
15
SR3
10
Total
100
Plagiarism and Cheating
Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by failure on an
exam, paper, or projects; failure in the course; and/or expulsion from the university.
2
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