PSK 232 - Social Psychology II

Tuesday 13:00-15:50 | G-408

THE AIM OF THE COURSE

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). The major aim of the social psychology is to find experimentally gathered evidences (cause - effect relationships) about human behavior in their social environment.

At the end of this course students are able to;
- Learn the fundamental concepts and theories of social psychology which attempts to understand and explain how individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined or implied presence of others.
- Learn the basic approaches and researches in social psychology.
- Have knowledge about the topics of social relations and applied social psychology which constitute the general frame of the course.
- Learn about the way how they can develop a research question of social psychology and determine the proper research method for the question.

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... :)

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE

Week 01 - Overview of The Course
Week 02 - Prejudice and Discrimination I
Week 03 - Prejudice and Discrimination II
Week 04 - Prejudice and Discrimination III
Week 05 - Group Behavior I
Week 06 - Group Behavior II
Week 07 - Interpersonal Attraction I
Week 08 - *** Midterm Exam ***
Week 09 - Interpersonal Attraction II
Week 10 - Intimate Relationships I
Week 11 - Intimate Relationships II
Week 12 - Aggression
Week 13 - Prosocial Behavior
Week 14 - General Evaluation

EVALUATION AND GRADING

Course credit is accumulated from the following four sources:
Midterm Exam: 35
Quizzes: 25
Final Exam: 40
Total: 100

Midterm: It is a combination of multiple choice and fill in the blanks examination about the topics discussed in the class sessions and the textbook. The maximum possible point is 35.

Quizzes: The number of quizzes are uncertain. Since they are designed to keep students awake about the course topics, you have to be prepared in advance. There will be no make-ups for these quizzes. The maximum possible point is 25.

Final Exam: It is a combination of multiple choice and fill in the blanks examination. The final exam will grasp the topics discussed in the whole semester. The maximum possible point is 40.

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.

PSK 232


Syllabus

Slides
    01 - Introduction
    02 - Prejudice & Discrimination I
    * Movie Week *
    03 - Prejudice & Discrimination II
    04 - Group Behavior I
    05 - Group Behavior II
    06 - Attraction and Intimacy I
    07 - Attraction and Intimacy II
    08 - Helping Behavior I
    09 - Helping Behavior II
    10 - Conflict and Peacemaking




Grades & GPA Table