Psychology 205

Social Psychology

(online)

Spring, 2020

Professor Frank McAndrew

phone: 309-368-2696

email: fmcandre@knox.edu

Virtual Office Hours:
I will be available Monday through Friday from 9:30 -11:00 a.m. and 1:30 - 3:00 p.m (Central Time). During these times I will be reachable by phone and I will reply quickly to email. 
 
I will of course respond to emails sent at other times, but I will reply immediately during my office hours.  I will also be glad to schedule one-on-one video conferences or phone conversations with you - just send me an email and we will set something up.
 
PLEASE GET IN THE HABIT OF CHECKING YOUR EMAIL DAILY! - This is the primary way in which I will communicate with you. PLEASE DO NOT TEXT ME; use email or make a telephone call if you wish to contact me.
The Textbook:
Social Psychology (13th edition) by David G. Myers & Jean M. Twenge
(ISBN: 978-1-260-39711-6 (regular student edition); 978-1-259-91104-0 (loose leaf edition)
Using the 11th or 12th edition of this book is also acceptable.
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Click HERE for a video introduction to the course from the professor.
How the Online Format will Operate
The class will be run as an "asynchronous" class. This means that the class never has to be together online at the same time. The class is too large and the students too scattered around the world for that to work. Instead, each of you will be free to engage with the material at your convenience, although there will be clear time windows during which quizzes must be taken.
You have already completed some work for this class with Professor Arnold. With me, you will be covering two more chapters, and you will be taking a quiz at the end of each chapter. I will stick with the same two chapters that Professor Arnold planned to cover during the last two weeks of the term - Chapter 12 (Helping) & Chapter 11 (Attraction & Intimacy). However, PLEASE NOTE that I will be flip-flopping the order and covering Chapter 12 first and Chapter 11 second. Plan on spending about six days on each of the chapters. For each chapter there will be assigned reading from the textbook, Powerpoint (PPT) slides narrated by me, maybe a video clip or two, and a quiz.
 
LINKS TO THE MATERIALS FOR EACH OF THE CHAPTERS CAN BE FOUND BY SCROLLING DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
Grading
Your grade will be based upon the average percentage of four different things:
 
1. The two quizzes and the one written assignment you completed with Professor Arnold. Given our
     current situation, I AM ARBITRARILY ASSIGNING A GRADE OF 95% TO EACH STUDENT
     for this component of your grade.
2. The mid-term exam you completed with Professor Arnold. Given that I do not have access to this
     and the uncertainty about the quality of it, I AM ALSO ARBITRARILY ASSIGNING A GRADE
     OF 95% TO EACH STUDENT for this component of your grade.
3. A Quiz based upon Chapter 12 in the textbook, Helping Behavior
4. A Quiz based upon Chapter 11 in the textbook, Attraction & Intimacy
Given that all of you already have a solid "A" for half of the scores that will go into your final grade, there is unlikely to be a "curve" (i.e., a raising of your grades) at the end of the term. Here are the grade cutoffs:  A = 93%; A- = 90%; B+ = 88%; B = 83%; B- = 80%; C+ = 78%; C = 73%; C- = 70%; D+ = 68%; D = 63%; D- = 60%; F < 60%.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO FINAL EXAM IN THE CLASS. THERE WILL BE A QUIZ GIVEN DURING THE FINAL EXAM PERIOD, BUT IT WILL BE BASED ON JUST ONE CHAPTER.
The Quizzes
At the end of each chapter, I will email a link that will allow you to access an online quiz. Each quiz will be available for a specific period of time (usually a few days). BOTH of the quizzes will be multiple choice, and they will be fairly short - usually ranging between 20 and 40 questions.
 
YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE YOUR TEXTBOOK AND NOTES DURING THE QUIZ. 
 
I recognize that it would be extremely difficult to stop cheating if I require a closed-book exam, and this would not be fair to the honest students who play by the rules. Having said this, your textbook and notes are the ONLY resources that are allowed. You cannot use any other electronic devices nor can you communicate or collaborate with other students while you are taking a quiz. The quiz will be timed, so you will not have unlimited time to complete it. This means that you will need to be organized when you open up the quiz. Most of the questions will not be something that you can simply look up, so do not expect to be successful if you have not studied well ahead of time. I strongly recommend that you study for the quizzes as if they were not open-book.  You will receive instant feedback after the quiz regarding your score and what the correct answers were for the questions you got wrong.
Once you begin the quiz, you must complete it. You will not be able to leave the quiz and come back at a later time to finish it.
The quizzes will be based primarily on the textbook, but it will be fair game for me to include some questions from my narrated PPT slides on information that may not be in the textbook.
Participation in Psychological Research (extra credit opportunity)
Even though Knox College (along with everyone else!) is facing highly unusual circumstances this term, research is still happening. There are a number of psychology seniors doing research, and faculty research is ongoing as well. Of necessity, many of these projects involve the collection of data online. You can earn one extra credit point toward your grade by participating in an online research project, with a maximum of FOUR extra credit points getting counted toward your grade.
When such opportunities arise, I will forward a link to studies for you to participate in.
THE CHAPTERS
(Click on the links below to access the materials for each module)
CHAPTER 12: HELPING
POWERPOINT SLIDES FOR THIS CHAPTER
Altruism: The Intervention Process (PPT)
(Click HERE for the video version)
Altruism: the Bystander Effect (PPT)
(Click HERE for the video version)
A VIDEO CLIP FOR THIS CHAPTER

—The Bystander Effect

CHAPTER 11: Attraction & Intimacy
POWERPOINT SLIDES FOR THIS CHAPTER
Attachment Styles (PPT)
(Click HERE for the video version)
Social Exchange Theory (The Reward Theory of Attraction)
& Sex Differences in Mate Preferences (PPT)
(Click HERE for the video version)
Some Factors That Lead to Attraction & Liking (PPT)
(Click HERE for the video version)
The Importance of Physical Attractiveness (PPT)
(Click HERE for the video version)
How is "Liking" Different from "Loving," & are there Different Types of Love? (PPT) (Click HERE for the video version)
VIDEO CLIPS FOR THIS CHAPTER

The Strange Situation
(Measuring Attachment Style in Infants)
Pairing Up: The Matching Phenomenon in Action
(This is also relevant to the Reward Theory of Attraction)

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