The study of social psychology is a fascinating field, certainly one that readily applies to our lives. In this course, I will provide you with a general overview of research and theory in social psychology, based on classic and contemporary findings from the social psychological literature. This course is research-oriented. You will also learn about the scientific methods used by researchers in social psychology to conduct valid research.
After completing PSYC 241, students will be able to:
- Students will explain the scientific theories underlying phenomena such as social judgment, prejudice, group influence, altruism, and aggression.
- Students will explain how individual difference variables and situational factors interact to predict cognition and behavior.
- Students will draw connections between social psychological theories and everyday life, applying these theories to real-world problems.
15% - Written Application Assignments
20% - Interactive Assignments and Discussions
15% - Midterm Test
50% - Proctored Final Exam
**Evaluation subject to Change**
This course has optional live sessions (e.g. webinars, synchronous activities).
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN ONLY ONLINE COURSES WILL HAVE TWO OPTIONS TO WRITE THEIR EXAMS:
- You may choose to write your exam(s) online using Examity proctoring services where you will be charged the additional $100 exam fee; or
- You may choose to write your exam(s) in-person on Queen's campus in Kingston where you will NOT be charged the additional $100 exam fee.
LOCATION AND TIMING OF FINAL EXAMINATIONS
Once the exam schedule has been finalized the exam date will be posted on your SOLUS account. The exam dates for each Term are listed on the Faculty of Arts and Science webpage under "Important Dates." Student exam schedules for the Fall Term are posted via SOLUS immediately prior to the Thanksgiving holiday; for the Winter Term they are posted on the Friday before Reading Week, and for the Summer Term they are individually noted on the Arts and Science Online syllabi. Students should delay finalizing any travel plans until after the examination schedule has been posted. Exams will not be moved or deferred to accommodate employment, travel/holiday plans or flight reservations.
Dr. Jillian O'Connor
Textbook and Materials
ASO reserves the right to make changes to the required material list as received by the instructor before the course starts. Please refer to the Campus Bookstore website at http://www.campusbookstore.com/Textbooks/Search-Engine to obtain the most up-to-date list of required materials for this course before purchasing them.
- Myers, D. G., Spencer, S. J., & Jordan, C. H. (2018). Social Psychology (7th Canadian ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Students can expect to spend approximately 10 hours a week (120 hours per term) in study, listening and online activity for this course.