Introductions: Me, and Social Psychology [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]
Welcome to Applied Social Psychology! In this forum, you will learn more about each other and some of the seminal research in social psychology.
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 1 and Chapter 9 of the textbook, review The 25 Most Influential Psychological Experiments in History (Links to an external site.), and watch Introduction to Social Psychology (Links to an external site.), Social Thinking (Links to an external site.), (Links to an external site.) Social Relations (Links to an external site.), Social Influence (Links to an external site.), Applications (Links to an external site.), and Why We Love Social Psychology (Links to an external site.). Then, complete the following:
- Tell the class about yourself, personally. Include your preferred name (particularly if it is something other than the official name that appears in the course) and any other information you wish to share (e.g., where you live, information about your family or pets, hobbies, interesting or unusual facts or experiences, etc.).
- Tell the class about yourself, professionally. What was your undergraduate major? Do you have relevant work experience? What are your career goals for the future?
Describe one of the following well-known social psychological studies:
- Asch’s Conformity Study
- Bandura’s Bobo Doll Study
- Darley and Batson’s Good Samaritan Study
- Festinger and Carlsmith’s Cognitive Dissonance Study
- Landsberger’s Hawthorne Effect Study
- Milgram’s Obedience Study
- Nisbett and Wilson’s Halo Effect Study
- Ross’s False Consensus Study
- Seligman’s Learned Helplessness Study
- Sherif and Sherif’s Robbers Cave Study
- Zimbardo’s Prison Study
- Other options may be suggested or approved by your instructor.
- Explain how the research study you selected illustrates social thinking, social influence, or social relations.
- Apply this insight regarding social psychology to an experience or observation from your own life (personal or professional).
- Relate the relevance of your newfound knowledge of social thinking, social influence, or social relations to your current or anticipated future career.