Calendar and Readings
Course calendar for introduction to social psychology
Course Schedule Information
|2||Sociological Social Psychology||Selection from Berger, Peter. 1963. An Invitation to Sociology. New York: Anchor Books.
LaBeff, Emily E., Robert E. Clark, Valerie J. Haines, and George M. Diekhoff. 1990. "Situational Ethics and College Student Cheating." Sociological Inquiry 60:190-197. [abstract]
|3||The Three Faces of Social Psychology|| Selection from Thorne, Barrie. 1986. "Girls and Boys Together... But Mostly Apart." Pp 167-184 in Relationships and Development, edited by Willard W. Hartup and Zack Rubin. Hillsdale, N.J.: L.Erlbaum Associates.
|4||Social Construction of Reality||Selections from Zerubavel, Eviatar. 1991. The Fine Line: Making Distinctions in Everyday Life. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.|
|5||Critical Thinking||Selection from Reinarman, Craig and Harry G. Levine. 1997. Crack in America. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press|
|6||Research Methods||Selection from Lovaglia, Michael J. "From Summer Camps to Glass Ceilings: The Power of Experiments." Contexts 2:42-49. [link]
Selection from Schuman, Howard. 2002. "Sense and Nonsense about Surveys." Contexts 1:40-47. [link]
Selection from Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. 1985. "The Promise and Pitfalls of Going into the Field." Pp. 11-28 in Wheeling and Dealing, edited by Patricia Adler. New York: Columbia University Press.
|7||Social Construction of Self||Selection from Cooley, Charles Horton. 1902. "The Looking-Glass Self." Human Nature and the Social Order. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
Selection from Van Ausdale, Debra and Joe R. Feagin. The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
|8||Childhood Socialization||Selection from Cahill, Spencer E. "Fashioning Males and Females: Appearance Management and the Social Reproduction of Gender." Symbolic Interaction, 12: 281-298. [abstract]|
|9||Ongoing Socialization||Selection from Dyer, Gwynne. 1987. War. New York: Crown Publishing.|
|10||Identity and Self Concept||Selection from Mead, George Herbert. 1934. Mind, Self, and Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.|
|11||Self-Esteem||Selection from Milkie, Melissa. 1999. "Social Comparisons, Reflected Appraisals, and Mass Media: The Impact of Pervasive Beauty Images on Black and White Girls' Self-Concepts." Social Psychology Quarterly. 67:190-210. [link]|
|12||Exam I||No Assigned Reading|
|13||Definition of the Situation||Hollander, Jocelyn. 1998. "Doing Studs: The Performance of Gender and Sexuality on Late-Night Television." Pp. 43-71 in Everyday Inequalities: Critical Inquiries, edited by Jodi O'Brien and Judith A. Howard. Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell.|
|14||Impression Management||Selection from Cahill, Spencer E., et al. 1985. Meanwhile Backstage. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 14:33-58. [Abstract]|
|15||Schemas and Stereotypes||Rosenhan, D. L. 1973. "On Being Sane in Insane Places." Science 179:250-258. [abstract]|
|16||Attributions||Guimond, Serge, Guy Begin and Douglas L. Palmer. 1989. "Education and Causal Attributions: The Development of "Person-Blame" and "System-Blame" Ideology." Social Psychology Quarterly 52:126-140. [link]|
|17||Embarrassment||Selection from Goffman, Erving. 1967. Interaction Ritual: Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior. New York, NY: Anchor Books.|
|18||Conversational Structure||Selection from Tannen, Deborah. 1990. You Just Don't Understand: Men and Women in Conversation. New York: Ballantine Books.
Holtgraves, Thomas. 2004. "Conversational Structure." Pp. 190-201 in Inside Social Life: Readings in Sociological Psychology and Microsociology, edited by Spencer E. Cahill. Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Publishing Company.
|19||Nonverbal Communication||Selection from Hall, Edward T. and Mildred R. Hall. 2003. "The Sounds of Silence" Pp. 100-109 in Down to Earth Sociology, edited by James M. Henslin. New York: Free Press.|
|20||Attraction and Relationships||Selection from Michael, Robert T., John H. Gagnon, Edward O. Laumann, and Gina Kolata. 1994. Sex in America: A Definitive Survey. Boston, MA: Little, Brown.|
|21||Exam II||No Assigned Reading|
|22||Childhood||Selection from Chambliss, William J. 1973. "The Saints and the Roughnecks." Society 11:24-31. [link]
Eder, Donna. 2003. "On Becoming Female: Lessons Learned in School." Pp. 155-161 in Down to Earth Sociology, edited by James M. Henslin. New York: Free Press.
|23||Growing Up||Selection from Schor, Juliet B. 2004. Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture. New York, NY: Scribner.|
||Selection from Adler, Patricia and Peter Adler. 1998. Peer Power: Preadolescent Culture and Identity. Pp. 56-69. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
Selection from Simmel, Georg. 1950. The Sociology of Georg Simmel. Translated and Edited by Kurt H. Wolff. New York: The Free Press.
Selection from Milgram, Stanley. 1963. "Behavioral Study of Obedience." Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 67:371-378. [link]
|25||College||Selection from Karp, David, Lynda Lytle Holstrom and Paul S. Gray. 1998. "Leaving Home for College: Expectations for Selective Reconstruction of Self." Symbolic Interaction 21:253-265. [abstract]
|26||Working||Selection from Hochschild, Arlie Russell. 1983. The Managed Heart: Performing Emotional Labor in the Modern Economy. Pp. 3-23. Berkeley: University of California Press.
|27||Family||Collett, Jessica L. 2005. "What Kind of Mother Am I? Impression Management and the Social Construction of Motherhood." Symbolic Interaction 28:327-47. [abstract]|
|28||Exam III||No Assigned Readings|
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