Carnegie Mellon University

Social Psychology

The main goal of this course is to help students become aware of the impact the environment or the situation has on one’s own and others' thoughts, behavior, and feelings. The course is roughly divided into three sections (an exam covering each), corresponding to these three domains: thoughts, behavior, and feelings.

I use the textbook written by Aronson, Wilson, and Akert (2010) Social Psychology (7th edition) for the course.

This is primarily a lecture course. Students read the text, take short-answer exams, and write three 2-page papers on topics that connect social psychology to their everyday lives.

For more information, see the class syllabus.