Please complete the following online assessment
(https://sonoma.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2tq6PdSgNyAO2rP) before noon, Friday, December 16th.
Click here to read an interesting summary of close relationships research (including John Gottman's research) from Atlantic Monthly
Click here to view a six minute OP-DOC focused on Arie Kruglanski's Need for Closure and its relevance to political polarization.
Click here to recent a recent New York Times article about how best to respond to racist, sexist and other similar kinds of comments.
Click here to read a New York Times article written by E. Badger (10/5/2016) that will very relevant to the implicit prejudice reflection assignment.
Click here to download a short review of interdependent and dependent selves written by Hazel Markus.
Click here to read an interesting opinion piece from the New York Times.
Class will meet Mondays, Wednesdays, 8:10 - 9:50 am in Stevenson 3036.
this course, students should be able to understand and critically evaluate
major research methods in psychology and the social sciences.
- Articulate the value of empirical social science research.
- Explain different research methods used by psychologists and other
- Describe how various research designs address different types of questions
- Evaluate the appropriateness of conclusions derived from empirical
research. " Interpret basic statistical conclusions.
- Distinguish between statistical significance and practical significance.
- Evaluate the validity of conclusions presented in research reports.
- Recognize that theoretical and sociocultural contexts as well as personal
biases may shape research questions, design, data collection, analysis,
- Generalize research conclusions appropriately based on the limitations
of particular research methods.
- Recognize the limitations of applying normative conclusions to individuals.
- Acknowledge that research results may have unanticipated societal
- Recognize that individual differences and sociocultural contexts may
influence the applicability of research findings.
Stangor, C. (2007). Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing. (Please do not pay full price for any edition of this book.)
Heather Smith, Ph.D.
Course Project 2
Course Project 3
prejudice reflection assignment