The Social Self|
This course is on the social self, or better put, our social selves. It will examine how (and why) people influence one another and how this shapes perceptions, beliefs and attitudes. We will study the ways in which we negotiate our multiple identities in our interactions with others, as well as how our identities are a function of differing social environments.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
Brewer, M. B., & Gardner, W. (1996). WHO IS THIS "WE"? LEVELS OF COLLECTIVE IDENTITY AND SELF REPRESENTATIONS. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 71, 83-93.
Dovidio, J.F., Gaertner, S.L., & Saguy, T. (2009). COMMONALTY AND THE COMPLEXITY OF 'WE': SOCIAL ATTITUDES AND SOCIAL CHANGE. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 13, 3-20.
Aron, A., McLaughlin-Volpe, T., Mashek, D., Lewandowski, G., Wright, S. C., & Aron, E. N. (2004). INCLUDING OTHERS IN THE SELF. European Review of Social Psychology, 15, 101-132.
Gardner, W. L., Gabriel, S., & Hochschild, L. (2002). WHEN YOU AND I ARE "WE," YOU ARE NOT THREATENING: THE ROLE OF SELF-EXPANSION IN SOCIAL COMPARISON. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 239-251.
Cohen, G. L., Garcia, J., Apfel, N., & Master, A. (2006). REDUCING THE RACIAL ACHIEVEMENT GAP: A SOCIAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION. Science, 313, 1307-1310.
Townsend, S. S. M., Markus, H.R., & Bergsieker, H. B. (2009). MY CHOICE, YOUR CATEGORIES: THE DENIAL OF MULTIRACIAL IDENTITIES. Journal of Social Issues, 65, 183-202.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Written assignments, in-class presentations, final paper/project.
|Instructor(s): Fambro,Stacy Nicole Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: JUDD113; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 16
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
|Web Resources: Moodle|