Fall 2020 - PSYC 260 D100

Introduction to Social Psychology (3)

Class Number: 3158

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    TBA
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 102.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Examines methodology and content in social psychology. Topics include: attitudes and values; social perception and cognition; group behavior; social includence; prejudice, discrimination, and sexism; aggression; altruism, interpersonal attraction and interpersonal relationships. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will be taught remotely due to COVID-19. Lectures will be ASYNCHRONOUS.


This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to the fascinating field of Social Psychology. This means that we’ll be exploring both classic and current theories and research, while considering how this body of work can be applied to our own lives. Some topics that we will cover include: prejudice, stereotypes, culture, conformity, persuasion, and happiness.

Grading

  • Mid-term Exam: 20%
  • Writing Assignments: 40%
  • self-assessment/term paper/project: 15%
  • Final Exam: 25%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Aronson, Elliot., Wilson, Timothy. D.,  Fehr, Beverley. and Akert, Robin. M.  Social Psychology (6th Can ed.)  Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780205970032

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).