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Instructor Info:Tom Cain
Office Extension x413 559-6218
TA Info:Georgia Gerike
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
02:30 PM - 03:50 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 111
02:30 PM - 03:50 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 111

This course will examine some of the most influential research in the field of social psychology. Social psychology may best be defined as the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are affected by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. In this course, we will be examining research on conformity, persuasion, obedience, attraction, aggression, prejudice, and others. Evaluations will be based on a series of short papers throughout the semester as well as a final paper.

Evaluation Criteria:

Students will be evaluated on short reaction papers to weekly readings, a final paper, as well as class attendance and participation.

Additional Info:


Aronson, E. The social animal.