Social Psychology

Section: Psyc 240
Term:  Fall / Winter - 2019/2020
Hashtag: #XPsyc240
Syllabus:  Click Here


Office:       Annex 112A
Hours:       Click Here to see Office Hours

Location:  MUL 2034 in the Fall, Winter location TBD
Timeblocks:  Monday (2:15) & Thursday (3:45) - U7 & U8
Attendance: Attendance and Participation is factored into your grade. 


In addition to lecture, you will also be enrolled in a lab section. In lab, instruction on social psychological research methods will be provided, including hands on experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. 


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Required Software & Accounts

EVERNOTE: In order to access course lecture notes, study guides, and assignments, you will need an Evernote Account. A "Plus" or "Premium" Account is recommended, however, the "Basic" version, which is free, will be sufficient. You can get one month of Premium for free by using this link to sign up for your Evernote Account. You can get additional "free" months of Premium by purchasing products that come with Evernote subscriptions, such as an Evernote Moleskine Smart notebook or scribbler. For more information on using Evernote in Psyc 240, click here

Required Readings

Social Psychology; 5th Edition
Gilovich, Keltner, Chen & Nisbett
Students in my section will purchase an electronic copy of this textbook through Perusall. Please do not purchase a hard copy of this textbook.

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Malcolm Gladwell

You Are Not So Smart
David McRaney

If you are struggling to afford your textbooks, an alternative textbook option for Social Psychology is available online, for free. It is an Open Access textbook and can be found here. Please note that the course lectures and exams will be based on the assigned text above, Social Psychology, 5th Edition, by Gilovich, Keltner, Chen & Nisbett. If you opt to use the Open Access (Free) textbook instead, it will be your responsibility to determine whether there are any important differences between the two textbooks and to plan your studying accordingly by accessing the required text at the Library or through a classmate.