Advanced Research in Prejudice and Stereotyping|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course will provide an overview of how to conduct experimental research in social psychology with a particular emphasis on prejudice and stereotyping. The course will progress through all stages of the research process, from idea generation to presentation of findings. Students will learn about a variety of current experimental measurement techniques (both explicit and implicit measures). Groups of students will design and carry out research projects, analyze data, and present findings to the class. In addition, students will complete weekly assignments on methodology and will write a final research paper.
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|Course Format: Laboratory||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected research articles and chapters.
Methods reading e.g.:
Jordan, C. H., & Zanna, M. P. (1999). HOW TO READ A JOURNAL ARTICLE IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. In R. F. Baumeister (Ed.), THE SELF IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (pp. 461-470). Philadelphia: Psychology Press.
McGuire, W. J. (1997). CREATIVE HYPOTHESIS GENERATING IN PSYCHOLOGY: SOME USEFUL HEURISTICS. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGY, 48(1), 1-30.
Goddard, R. D., & Villanova, P. (2006). DESIGNING SURVEYS AND QUESTIONNAIRES FOR RESEARCH. In F. T. L. Leong, & J. T. Austin. THE PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH HANDBOOK. (pp. 114-124). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Stereotyping reading e.g.:
Snyder, M., Tanke, E.D., & Berscheid, E. (1977). SOCIAL PERCEPTION AND INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIOR. ON THE SELF-FULFILLING NATURE OF SOCIAL STEREOTYPES. JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 35, 656-666.
Epley, N., & Kruger, J. (2005). WHEN WHAT YOU TYPE ISN'T WHAT THEY READ: THE PERSEVERANCE OF STEREOTYPES AND EXPECTANCIES OVER E-MAIL. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 41(4), 414-422.
Additional reading: TBA
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will be evaluated on class participation, methods exercises and final project/paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
PSYC260 Social Psychology and statistics course approved by the department (PSYC200, PSYC201, PSYC280, MATH132, MATH232, ECON300, SOC256, GOVT366, or BIO320/E&ES320)
Interested students should contact instructor (clwilkins@) with a written explanation (1/2 page or less) of why they are interested in taking the course.
|Instructor(s): Wilkins,Clara L. Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: SCIE72; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
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