Social Psychology SOP 3004
University of Central Florida
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Koenig SOP3004 Spring 2011 SOP 3004 Social Psychology Instructor Nick Koenig Of ce PSY 203L Email nickkoenigllknightsucfedu Of ce Hours 1230l30 T amp F Or by appointment Class Meetings Tuesday s and Thursday s 10301145 AM PSY 108 Hours 3 Course Materials gt Myers D G 2010 Social Psychology 10 edition gt Webcourses httpwebcoursestucfedu will be used for l sending emails 2 posting lecture notes handouts etc 3 submitting assignments and 4 posting grade information You should be checking this site at least once a day gt A Knights email address Course Obiectives This course will delve into the basic areas that are of concern to social psychology Material from the text will be supplemented with information from lectures outside readings as well as class demonstrations Students knowledge of the subject matter will be evaluated by 3 exams and 12 weekly assessments Attendance Regular attendance is expected and encouraged Whether you are present in class or not you are personally responsible for any and all material and announcements covered during any class session If an absence is necessary then please make arrangements with another student to obtain lecture notes gt Also please remember that deciding to drop a class and actually dropping the class are two very different things If you simply stop attending class but do not follow proper university procedure for officially withdrawing from this course you will continue to be financially obligated for the three credit hours and you will receive a failing grade at the end of term Please also note that late withdrawals will not be supported Grading Policy gt Exams Eighty percent 80 of your grade will be based on 3 equally weighted exams Exams will be made up of 50 multiple choice items taken both from lecture videos and assigned readings you will be responsible for bringing brown scantrons and 2 pencils to the exam Please keep in mind that tests may contain book information that is not covered in lecture In other words make sure you ve done the readings 0 In addition a cumulative 100item final exam will be given on the last day of class Tuesday April 26quot1 1000 AM 1250 PM in PSY 108 during the terminal period This exam is optional You may take the final to either I replace your Koenig O SOP3004 Spring 2011 lowest previous exam grade if the nal exam is lower than the previous lowest exam grade the higher score will be used in computing the nal grade g 2 to count for one missed exam Thus there will be no makeup exams for any reason 7 if you miss one exam you must take the nal exam to replace your missing grade If you miss two or more exams then the nal will replace one grade and the other grades will be 0 Also please keep in mind that exams will begin when class officially starts ie 1030 AM 7 whether you are in your seat or not 7 and end at the end of of cial class time and no later ie 1145 AM This does not mean that you may begin your test anytime within the class period Once the rst student has turned in hisher exam no other exams will be handed out to late students So if you come to class 20 minutes late but no one has turned in their exam yet you may still begin the test If however someone has already turned in their exam you will not be able to start the test Therefore PLEASE be ON TIME gt Assessments The remaining twenty 20 of your grade will come from assessments Assessments will be given weekly This is to ensure that you keep up with the readings of the class so that you can do well on your exams OO O O 00 There will be 12 quizzesassessments may be subject to change The number of questions on quizzes will vary depending on the amount of material that is covered in class each week Please see class schedule for speci c dates All quizzes will be due at 1159 PM on the speci ed dates First weekly quiz covers syllabus information this quiz will be open for the rst two weeks of class for students that are add dropping Answers will not be revealed questions that are most missed will be used in upcoming corresponding exams Cover material from class andor the text As you will have a minimum of a week to take quizzes they cannot be made up Take them early to avoid any technical other issues at the last minute gt Extra Credit You may earn up to 5 points of extra credit in this class by completing a short essay Let s be clear though that these are not percentage points They are simply points that will be averaged into your nal grade That is they are not assigned to any one exam in particular V Grading Breakdown Course 80 Examl Exam2 Exam3 Extra Credit3 20 Assessment s ll2l2 Koenig SOP3004 Spring 2011 0 Each test and assessment is worth 100 points however the test percentage will be multiplied by 80 effectively giving it a weight of 80 whereas the assessment percentage will be multiplied by 20 effectively giving it a weight of 20 gt Descriptions amp Due Dates Each extra credit paper will be submitted via the Assignment feature in Webcourses You should submit your paper using the Add Attachment feature ie you will upload a doc docx or rtf le and by copypasting your text directly into the submission text box This will ensure that we have text to grade from you even if there is an issue with uploading the file All papers are due no later than 1030 AM on the dates listed at the last page of your syllabus Because these deadlines have been set so far in advance NO late assignments ie papers submitted after 1030 AM on the proverbial dot on their due date will be accepted under any circumstances Explanations of each essay assignment are at the end of your syllabus V Grading Scale Final course grades will be rounded to the nearest whole number and based on the scale provided below While individual exams may be curved at my discretion final grades will not be curved Please also note that the plusminus system will be used Please remember that FERPA regulations prevent me from answering graderelated questions via regular email so please write me through Webcourses Also please note that faculty are only supposed to respond to other emails that come from your Knights accounts 7 but they still can t be grade related Honor Code Students are encouraged to study and work together as much as possible throughout the course e g preparing for exams and discussing assignments However all exams papers and assignments are to be completed individually No notes or books may be used during any exam Violations of the Golden Rule will not be tolerated in this course and will be immediately reported according to UCF procedures please see the Of ce of Student Conduct s website httpwwwoscsdesucfedu Students with Disabilities Students who have a disability are not required to register with the Students with Disabilities SDS but are encouraged to do so in order to receive academic accommodations from UCF Due to the confidential nature of a student s disability specific information cannot be released by the SDS to faculty members unless specifically authorized to do so by the student In order for students with disabilities to be guaranteed appropriate academic adjustments they must be registered with the SDS The students must register well in advance of obtaining the needed services This will ensure that there is adequate time for their needs to be properly evaluated and appropriate services identified Students with disabilities are obligated to use accommodations responsibly Koenig SOP3004 Spring 2011 Personal Communication Devices Personal communication devices such as pagers beepers i pods and cellular telephones are not to be used during class meetings although they may remain on so long as they are in silentvibration mode In extenuating circumstances however you may leave the classroom to answerrespond to a page or call but only if you obtain permission ahead of time Adherence to this policy is expected If a class meeting is disrupted by your personal communication device you will be asked to leave the classroom If your personal communication device or accessory thereof e g headphones blueteeth etc is seen or heard from during an exam or quiz you will 1 be asked to forfeit your exam and leave the room immediately and 2 What has been nished will be graded Class Schedule Please note the following is a tentative schedule which is subject to change at the instructor s discretion Test dates and schedule are provided so that you can anticipate exams and pace your studying All changes will be announced in class at least one class period in advance It is your responsibility to know when a test will be given and it is important that you take tests when they are scheduled because there are no makeups offered in this class so missing an exam will mean you MUST take the nal 2 Assessment 1 amp Assessment 2 Assessment 9 Final Exam is from 1000 AM1250 PM on April 26Lh Other impmtant days throughout the semester Koenig SOP3004 Spring 2011 Drop Deadline Thursday January 133911 Withdrawal Deadline Friday March 4Lh Last Day of Classes Monday April 25Lh EXTRA CREDIT ESSAY DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULE A maximum of 5 extra credit points are available by completing a short essay on one of the following topics Each essay should be approximately 2 pages long page limits refer to papers written with 1 margins in 12 point Times New Roman font doublespaced While your paper may be somewhat shorter or longer than these estimates please note that there is a maximum page limit of 3 pages not including references If you exceed this limit for any one essay then the assignment will be returned to you for editing and you will receive a 1 point grade penalty You will have 24 hours from the date of notification to rewrite your paper After that your paper grade will be based on the first 3 pages only Common Questions gt Do I need to cite and if so what should I be citing Yes You MUST provide in text citation throughout your paper and you need to paraphrase wherever possible Not doing so is plagiarism Having said that when working on your papers you only need to cite the textbook and my notes If for some reason though you want to reference a different textbook or an article you ve read then you need to provide a full APA style reference at the end of each submission see Web Links for a link to information literacy modules on plagiarism and APA style citations if you are new to this You should NOT be using web sites like Wikipedia All Psych Aboutcom etc for any reason this term In other words you always need intext citations but you only need a reference page if you are citing something other than the bookI assigned to this class or lecture notes gt Examples 0 If you wanted to cite something from lecture it would be either According to Koenig 2010 blah blah blah OR Blah blah blah Koenig 2010 o If you wanted to cite something from your book it would be either According to Myers 2010 blah blah blah OR Blah blah blah Myers 2010 o If you wanted to cite research discussed in the book but that you have not read yourself it would look something like this A study by Jones and Harris 1967 found that blah blah blah as cited in Myers 2009 0 Citing like this says here was some research done by these guys Jones and Harris in 1967 butI didn t look it up myself I read a summary about the work in my textbook by Myers the 2010 edition gt So what is plagiarism Plagiarism is not just taking text directly from source book lecture website etc and not citing It happens whenever you lift text from a source without quoting and citing It works like this 0 If you just write a sentence and don t quote or cite what you are telling the reader is this is my idea and these are my own words If you cite at the Koenig SOP3004 Spring 2011 end of the sentence you are telling the reader this idea belongs to the person I m citing but the words are mine So if you lift text directly from a source and stick a citation at the end this is still plagiarism because the words are not yours If you quote and cite you are telling the reader this idea and these words belong to the person I m citing Be careful with this though While quoting and citing is all well and good if you are quoting too much then you are not demonstrating your mastery of the material To avoid point deductions really try to paraphrase whenever possible 0 Submission Each paper should be submitted via the Assignment feature in Webcourses To do this click on the appropriate Assignment and I attach your doc docx or rtf file using the Add Attachment tool and 2 copypaste your text directly into the submission text box By doing both you are assured to have a gradable submission Late Papers Because these deadlines have been set so far in advance NO late assignments ie papers submitted after 1030 AM on their due date will be accepted under any circumstances Essa Descriptions Assi nment I Tonic I Due Date I Points Essay 1 I Self Esteem I Tuesday February 151 I 5 I Essay 2 I Prejudice and Discrimination I Tuesday April 12m 5 I Essay 1 Self Esteem This assignment is meant to demonstrate your understanding of the pros and cons of high selfesteem and ascertain your opinion about selfesteem boosting programs It will be completed in 3 sections note a section does not necessarily mean paragraph gt Your first section should discuss the selfserving bias This involves more than a definition Discuss what it is how that in uences the types of attributions we make and use empirical research examples outlined in the text andor lecture to support your discussion Discuss how the selfserving bias plays into selfesteem motivation Again do more than define here Discuss how we maintain our selfesteem and how threats to selfesteem effect us again use research to support your discussions here V HINT When picking research it is best to choose a study in which you can discuss both methods and results vs results only V Your next section should discuss how selfesteem relates to is different from self efficacy Relate this to a discussion of the dark side of selfesteem That is is it always better to have high selfesteem What are the pros and cons eg what factors are related to high and low selfesteem Use research to support your answer V Your last section asks you to apply the theory you just outlined to the issue of self esteem enhancement programs popularized in the 1980s Do you think there should be Koenig SOP3004 Spring 2011 programs designed to improve selfesteem in adolescents Why or why not If excessively high self esteem is linked to problematic behaviors how could advocates of these programs tailor their approach so that individuals selfesteem does not become unrealistically in ated Essay 2 Stereotyping This assignment is meant to demonstrate your understanding of how and why stereotyping prejudice and discrimination are connected and ascertain your opinions on using stereotypes to judge others It will be completed in 3 sections note a section does not necessarily mean paragraph Your rst section should discuss what stereotyping prejudice and discrimination are This involves more than de ning the terms Discuss how they are connecteddifferent Next discuss how issues of stereotyping come into play as sources of prejudice eg self ful lling prophecies and stereotype threat and cognitive in uences and categorization Use research examples to demonstrate these concepts and elaborate to include how discrimination may result from these prejudices HINT When picking research it is best to choose a study in which you can discuss both methods and results vs results only Lastly think about all you have learned about stereotyping prejudice and discrimination Is it ever appropriate to use a stereotype to judge a person or is it always immoral regardless of whether it leads to accurate perceptions Be sure to link your opinions to the theory and research you outlined in the earlier parts of your paper All written work should follow APA format and ALWAYS be proof read and spell checked prior to due date As with any paper plagiarism is completely unacceptable All work unless properly cited must be IN YOUR OWN WORDS
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