GUIDE 2: ISSUES IN METHODS
GUIDE 3: A SOCIAL PERCEPTION PRIMER
GUIDE 4: AFFECT AND ATTITUDES
GUIDE 5: PERSONALITY AND THE SELF
GUIDE 6: LEARNING THEORIES AND SOCIALIZATION
GUIDE 7: AN INTRODUCTION TO GROUPS
GUIDE 8: GROUP STRUCTURE & INFLUENCE
Department of Educational Psychology
and Learning Systems
Florida State University
NEW! Stone Building at FSU
Dr. Susan Losh
3204 Stone Building
In the EPLS Suite
850-644-4592 (EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY & LEARNING SYSTEMS)
In Stone:Thursdays 1:30-3:15 & by appointment
email is the fastest way to reach me!
REACH ME ATslosh@fsu.edu
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IMMEDIATELY
YOU HAVE ANY DISABILITIES THAT REQUIRE SPECIAL ATTENTION!
ALL FIRST ("ROUGH") AND FINAL PROJECT DRAFTS TO BE CHECKED BY AND SUBMITTED THROUGH turnitin. THE COMPLETE PRINTED turnitin RECEIPT MUST BE REQUESTED AND SUBMITTED WITH THE PAPER
If you absolutely cannot submit assignments (e.g., progressive paper milestones) to me through Blackboard (e.g., equipment or technical or software failure), NO! NO! I DO NOT accept attachments in my email. Here are some alternatives:
Both texts have been substantially revised from prior editions. Please be sure to get the CURRENT edition for each one.
 DMC: John D. DeLamater, Daniel J. Myers & Jessica Collett (2015). Social Psychology, EIGHTH EDITION. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. PAPER. ISBN = 978-0-81=334950-3.
This is a basic "encyclopedia approach"
text. The NEW print cost is $95.00, which is much less than earlier editions
because it is paperback.
There is also an e-edition, which costs about $60. The print edition should be at the FSU Bookstore and on Amazon. Here is a link to the Westview site, which also lists several booksellers as well as more information about the e-edition:
 CAHILL: Spencer E. Cahill, Kent Sandstrom & Carissa Froyum (editors) (2014). Inside Social Life, SEVENTH EDITION. Oxford University Press. PAPER. ISBN = 978-0-19-997811-3.
This edited collection presents classic "greats" (e.g., Cooley, Mead), more modern "greats" (e.g., Zerubavel), recent developments, and applied accounts of several course concepts. Many students really like this book and keep it long after our course is over.
My integrative course guides (lectures)
are also linked in on the Overview and Readings pages, below and also under
COURSE DOCUMENTS in Canvas.
This makes it easy and very quick to navigate many of our Internet resources on the "myweb" server.
See the links below.
Access Canvas for the video introduction to the course overall (in the SYLLABUS folder). There also will be short video introductions to each of the eight major units.
|DATES||TOPICS TO BE COVERED|
|Weeks of August 28-September 5||Basic
Introduction and Methods in Social Psychology
1. Schwalbe, "Sociological
Week of August 28
BY SEPTEMBER 1ST 11:59 p.m.
|Introduce yourself on Blackboard (Bb) Canvas Discussion Board (thread will be provided)|
||LABOR DAY. University closed.|
|Weeks of September 5-September 22||Social
Perception (Includes Attitudes
and Attitude Measurement)
Chapter 6, Social Perception and Cognition
Chapter 7, Attitudes
Chapter 9, Social Influence and Persuasion
3. Sandstrom, "Symbols
and the creation of reality", 17-24
PLUS Integrative Online Guides 3 and 4
Week of September 18
|Observe three individuals applying your knowledge of social perception for in-class discussion. (More detail for Short Assignments will be provided on Canvas a week in advance)|
Week of October 2
|Prepare and discuss attitude questionnaire critique|
|SEPTEMBER 25||Short preliminary prospectus of Course Project is due (also see specifications in Canvas)|
|Weeks of September 25-October 20||The
Learning and Socialization
Chapter 3, Socialization through the Life Course
Week of October 16
|To be done "in class" and for discussion: complete Kuhn’s “20 statements test”.|
7. Hochschild, "Emotion work
and feeling rules", 56-62
PLUS Integrative Online Guides 5 and 6
|WEEK OF OCTOBER 23||Sign up for presentation/discussion
of project topic date.
PRESENTATIONS WILL PROBABLY BEGIN THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRESENTATION IS FOUND IN THE Canvas ASSIGNMENTS FOLDER.
|OCTOBER 23||An updated prospectus of your Course Project is due. Please post to the Discussion Board when the thread is provided.|
|WEEK OF OCTOBER 23
on film! Learning Theories Application!
ONLY available in Canvas!
AN APPLIED EXAMPLE: THE TRAINED DOG SHOW
Quality depends on Sheltie mood for the day. The Bit won't shake here* but he CAN sing...when in the mood...NOW! AVAILABLE AS A CANVAS VIDEO!
(*The Bit now shakes if given a small piece of fruit. He carefully checks for it in advance...)
|Week of OCTOBER 30||Most and least liked groups in the Discussion Board|
|Weeks of October 25 -
Influences and Interaction Processes
29. Blumer, "Society in action", 313-318
PLUS Integrative Online Guides 7 and 8
|SUNDAY November 5||DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
TIME ENDS. Set your clocks back one hour. Get some sleep!
(count sheep if needed)
|Week of NOVEMBER 6||THE "MILGRAM VIDEO"OBEDIENCE (to be available in Canvas)|
|NOVEMBER 10||FRIDAY: VETERAN'S DAY OBSERVED. NO FSU CLASSES|
|Presentations of project topics begin|
draft of Course Project due (allows you to rewrite it at your option)
turnitin in Canvas.
Include total turnitin receipt
Project presentations continue
|NOVEMBER 22-26||THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS. NO FSU CLASSES.|
|Weeks of November 27-
40. Marvasti, "Being Middle Eastern American in the context of the war on terror", 444-467
|Week of November 27||Project presentations continue|
|Week of December 5||Our last week
of class (classes end December 8)
Online course evaluation (more info will be provided but it's important to know they ARE anonymous)
|DECEMBER 13||The final edition of your Course Project is due (including rewrites) BY NOON through turnitin|
|3204 Stone Building
email is the fastest way to reach me:
|Office Hours: In
Stone:Thursdays 1:30-3:15 & by appointment
(make an appointment by email)
NOTE: If I have an office hours conflict, I will announce that in class and on our Blackboard website.
For example, if you accessed our Overview through Canvas, you can instead access it HERE as well.
Through the links you can access the online
Guides and information about the Course Project and Presentation too.
If Canvas is running slowly, and when we meet in virtual space, we can connect directly to much of the SYP 5105 course information that we need.
You get to Canvas through http://campus.fsu.edu
Click on the Canvas icon on the upper left of the screen (you'll need to sign in again with your FSU id and password.
If you are new and DON'T have an FSU ID account, you need one immediately. Go to the FSU Guide to Computing Resources website (address below). Follow the links to register online for your MyFSU account.
We will meet for about one hour together every other week in cyberspace, usually through the Discussion Board. This time will be used for discussion, explanations, and short "in-class" assignments (see the Course Calendar in the Readings folder). We will determine this time early in the course.
You must use your FSU email to communicate in this course, whether with me or other students. (If you want to set up your FSU email to forward to a different server, that's OK with me as long as our communication is complete, but communication coming to me must come from your FSU email address.)
Generally I will respond to email from
you within 24 hours.
I use plus and minus grading, throughout and for final grades.
Adherence to principles of essay organization, and the conventions of spelling and grammar is expected and understood. The course project MUST relate to Social Psychology. It can neither be totally intrapersonal nor totally organizational. Grading criteria for both written and oral assignments include: clearly written and/or presented work; knowledge of social psychological concepts and methods; and originality.
FSU policies on academic honesty are followed.
Plagiarism, cheating, and other scholarly misconduct are totally unacceptable.
As a rule of thumb, when in doubt, cite the source!
You have two major and five smaller assignments:
|COURSE PROJECT: see below and the ASSIGNMENTS folder in Blackboard.||MILESTONES:
1. Preliminary prospectus: September 25
2. Updated prospectus: October 23
3. First draft: November 21
4. Final draft: December 13 BY NOON
Milestones cannot be skipped (please see below)
|PRESENTATION: see below and the ASSIGNMENTS folder in Blackboard||ONE completed during
the mid-late November-early December period
(more definite and exact dates will be posted later this semester)
|SMALL IN-CLASS "DISCUSSION" assignments. See below for more introductory information.||Five small assignments
More detail will be posted to Canvas one week before discussion.
Information in the Canvas ASSIGNMENTS folder will be updated during the semester to provide more detail and format specifications. Please complete readings according to the timetable in this syllabus and be prepared with assignments by their due date.
PLEASE SEE THE "OVERVIEW" PAGE IN CANVAS
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ASSIGNMENTS.
Or link to the Project and Presentations pages from the top of this page.
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE PROJECT IS HERE AND IN THE CANVAS ASSIGNMENTS FOLDER.
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRESENTATION IS HERE AND IN THE CANVAS ASSIGNMENTS FOLDER.
Watch for updates to these pages throughout the semester.
SEE THE OVERVIEW HERE OR IN THE CANVAS SYLLABUS FOLDER
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Susan Carol Losh August 16 2017