Spring 2020 - PSYC 391 D100

Selected Topics in Psychology (3)

Individual Differences in Social Psychology

Class Number: 7572

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 3181, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 23, 2020
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    AQ 3181, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description.

COURSE DETAILS:

Predicting peoples’ thoughts, feelings, behavior, and happiness is complicated – it largely depends on peoples’ personality characteristics, beliefs, and motivations. In this course, you will learn about the development and consequences of key individual differences in social psychology such as peoples’ attachment insecurities, self-esteem, endorsement of sexist attitudes, destiny versus growth beliefs, approach versus avoidance social goals, and more.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Course Objectives:
The major objectives of this class are to understand how individual differences develop and shape peoples’ daily lives.

Topics:
Attachment insecurities, self-esteem, endorsement of benevolent and hostile sexist attitudes, destiny versus growth beliefs, approach versus avoidance social goals, and more.

Lectures:
Lectures are designed to be highly interactive and include videos, iclicker opinion polls, and class and small-group discussions. Attendance and participation are STRONGLY encouraged. No lecture recordings are available.

Grading

  • Mid-Term Exam: 20%
  • Participation: 10%
  • Term Paper/Project: 25%
  • Final Exam: 40%
  • Class Project Results: 5%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

This course requires the use of iclickers to collect in-class responses from students. You may use the iclicker1 or 2 for all iclicker assignments in class.

REQUIRED READING:

There is no textbook for this course. Readings will be available via the SFU library.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS