Social Psychology (U.S.A.)


Summer 2011


Week 1
  • Thoits, P.A. (1995). Social psychology: The interplay between sociology and psychology. Social Forces, 73(4), 1231-1243. (pdf)
  • APA Code of Ethics: Research (link)
  • Berkowitz, L. & Donnerstein, E. (1982). External validity is more than skin deep: Some answers to criticisms of laboratory experiments. American Psychologist, 37(3), 245-257. (pdf)
  • Pepitone, A. (1981). Lessons from the history of social psychology. American Psychologist, 36(9), 972-985. (pdf)
  • Ross, A.S. (2004). Lessons learned from a lifetime of applied social psychology research. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne, 45(1), 1-8. (pdf)
  • Overview of research: Trochim, William M. The Research Methods Knowledge Base, 2nd Edition. Web page, at URL: <http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/>
        Articles for Design Assignment
  • Huber, J.D., & Herold, E.S. (2006). Sexually overt approaches in singles bars. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 15(3/4), 133-146. (pdf)
  • Watzlawik, M. (2004). Experiencing same-sex attraction: A comparison between American and German adolescents. Identity, 4(2), 171- 186. (pdf)
  • Hill, M.E, & Augoustinos, M. (2001). Stereotype change and prejudice reduction: Short- and long-term evaluation of a cross-cultural awareness programme. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 11(4), 243-262. (pdf)
  • Krones, P.G., Stice, E., Batres, C., & Orjada, K. (2005). In vivo social comparison to a thin-ideal peer promotes body dissatisfaction: A randomized experiment. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 38(2), 134-142. (pdf)
Week 2
  • Bandura, A. (2001).  Social cognitive theory:  An agentic perspective.  Annual Review of Psychology, 52(1), 1-26. (pdf)
  • Malle, B.F. (2006).  The actor–observer asymmetry in attribution:  A (surprising) meta-analysis.  Psychological Bulletin, 132(6), 895–919. (pdf)
  • Tavris, C., & Aronson, C. (2007).  Self-Justification in public and private spheres: What cognitive dissonance theory teaches us.. General Psychologist, 42(2), 7-10. (pdf) 
  • Hafer, C.L., & Bègue, L. (2005).  Experimental research on just-world theory: Problems, developments, and future challenges.  Psychological Bulletin, 131(1), 128–167. (pdf)
  • Macrae, C.N., & Bodenhausen, G.V. (2000).  Social cognition: Thinking categorically about others.  Annual Review of Psychology, 51(1), 93-121. (pdf)
  • Ajzen, I. (2001).  Nature and operation of attitudes.  Annual Review of Psychology, 52(1), 27-58. (pdf)
  • Wood, W. (2000). Attitude change: Persuasion and social influence. Annual Review of Psychology, 51(1), 539-571. (pdf)   
  • Petty, R.E., Wegener, D.T., & Fabrigar, L.R. (1997).  Attitudes and attitude change.  Annual Review of Psychology, 48(1), 609-647. (pdf)
Week 3
  • Miller, J. G. (1984). Culture and the development of everyday social explanation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 46(5), 961-978.   (pdf)
  • Ross, L., Greene, D., & House, P,. (1977). The "false consensus effect": An egocentric bias in social perception and attribution processes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 13(3), 279-301.  (pdf)                             
  • Gilovich, T. and Savitsky, K. (1996). Like goes with like: The role of representativeness in erroneous and pseudoscientific beliefs. The Skeptical Inquirer, 20(2), 34-40. (pdf)
  • Bem, S. L. (1974) The measurement of psychological androgyny. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 42(2), 152-162. (pdf)
  • Snyder, M., & Stukas, A.A., Jr. (1999).  Interpersonal processes: The interplay of cognitive, motivational, and behavioral activities in social interaction.  Annual Review of Psychology, 50(1), 273-303. (pdf)
  • Cialdini, R.B., & Goldstein, N.J. (2004).  Social influence: Compliance and conformity.  Annual Review of Psychology, 55(1), 591–621. (pdf)
  • Blass, T. (1991).  Understanding behavior in the Milgram obedience experiment: The role of personality, situations, and their interactions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60(3), 398-413. (pdf)
Week 4
  • Eagle, L. (2007).  Commercial media literacy: What does it do, to whom---and does it matter?  Journal of Advertising, 36(2), 101-110. (pdf)
  • Smith, K.H., & Stutts, M.A. (2006).  The influence of individual factors on the effectiveness of message content in antismoking advertisements aimed at adolescent.  Journal of Consumer Affairs, 40(2), 261-293. (pdf)
  • Berger, I.E., Cunningham, P.H., & Kozinets, R.V.  (1999). Consumer persuasion through cause-related advertising.  Advances in Consumer Research, 26(1), 491-497. (pdf)
  • Aiello, J.R., & Douthitt, E.A. (2001).  Social facilitation from Triplett to electronic performance monitoring.  Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 5(3), 163-180. (pdf)
  • Karau, S. J. and Williams, K. D. (1993) Social Loafing: A meta-analytic review and theoretical integration, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65 (4), 681-706. (pdf)                                                     
  • Guerin, B. (2003).  Social behaviors as determined by different arrangements of social consequences: Diffusion of responsibility effects with competition. Journal of Social Psychology,  143(3), 313-329. (pdf)                                                                                                                                 
  • Aldag, R.J., & Fuller, S.R. (1993).  Beyond Fiasco: A Reappraisal of the Groupthink Phenomenon and a New Model of Group Decision Processes.  Psychological Bulletin, 113(3), 533-552. (pdf)
  • Smith, E.R., Seger, C.R., & Mackie, D.M. (2007).  Can emotions be truly group level? Evidence regarding four conceptual criteria.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93(3), 431–446. (pdf)
Week 5
  • Nagda, B.A., Tropp, L.R., & Paluck, E.L. (2006).  Looking back as we look ahead: Integrating research, theory, and practice on intergroup relations.  Journal of Social Issues, 62(3), 439-451. (pdf)
  • Fiske, S. T. (1993). Controlling other people: The impact of power on stereotyping. American Psychologist, 48 (6), 621–628. (pdf)
  • Hilton, J.L., & Von Hipple, W. (1996).  Stereotypes.  Annual Review of Psychology, 47, 237-271. (pdf)
  • Bergeron, D.M., Block, C.J., & Echtenkamp, B.A. (2006).  Disabling the able: Stereotype threat and women’s work performance. Human Performance, 19(2), 133–158. (pdf)
  • Brewer, M.B. (1999).  The psychology of prejudice:  Ingroup love or outgroup hate?  Journal of Social Issues, 55(3), 429-444. (pdf)
  • Brown, R. (2000).  Social identity theory: past achievements, current problems and future challenges. European Journal of Social Psychology, 30(6), 745-778. (pdf)
  • Pettigrew, T.F. (1998).  Intergroup contact theory.  Annual Review of Psychology, 49, 65-85. (pdf)
  • Connolly, P. (2000).  What now for the contact hypothesis? Towards a new research agenda.  Race, Ethnicity & Education, 3(2), 169-193. (pdf)
  • Hogg, M.A. , Turner, J.C., & Davidson, B. (1990). Polarized norms and social frames of reference: A test of the self-categorization theory of group polarization.  Basic & Applied Social Psychology, 11(1), 77-100. (pdf)
  • Cunningham, G.B. (2005).  The importance of a common in-group identity in ethnically diverse groups.  Group Dynamics:  Theory, Research, and Practice, 9(4), 251-260. (pdf)
Week 6
  • Bandura, A. (1999).  Moral disengagement in the perpetration of inhumanities.  Personality and Social Psychology Review. (Special issue: Perspectives on evil and violence), 3(3),193-209. (pdf)
  • Archer, J., & Coyne, S.M. (2005).  An integrated review of indirect, relational, and social aggression.  Personality and Social Psychology Review, 9(3), 212–230. (pdf)
  • Sloan, P.A., Berman, M.E., Zeigler-Hill, V., Greer, T.F., & Mae, L. (2006).  Group norms and self-aggressive behavior.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 25(10), 1107-1121. (pdf)
  • Pedersen, W.C. ( 2006).  The impact of attributional processes on triggered displaced aggression.  Motivation and Emotion, 30(1), 75-87. (pdf)
  • Fiske, S.T., Harris, L.T., & Cuddy, A. J. C. (2004).  Why ordinary people torture enemy prisoners.  Science,  306(5701). (pdf)
  • Supplementary resources: Zimbardo Stanford Prison Study http://www.prisonexp.org/
  • How Psychology Can Help Explain The Iraqi Prisoner Abuse  http://www.apa.org/topics/iraqiabuse.html
  • Demonstration of Prisoner’s Dilemma:  http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/playground/pd.html)
  • Mastroianni, G.R., & Reed, G. (2006).  Apples, barrels, and Abu Ghraib.  Sociological Focus, 39(4), 239-250. (pdf)
  • Vollhardt, J.K., & Bilali, R. (2008).  Social psychology’s contribution to the psychological study of peace:  A review. Social Psychology, 39(1), 12–25. (pdf)
Week 7
  • Valkenburg, P.M., & Jochen, P. (2007).  Who visits online dating sites?  Exploring some characteristics of online daters.  CyberPsychology & Behavior, 10(6), 849-852. (pdf)
  • Penner, L.A., Dovidio, J.F., Piliavin, J.A., & Schroeder, D.A. (2005).  Prosocial behavior: Multilevel perspectives.  Annual Review of Psychology, 56(1), 365-392. (pdf)
  • Piferi, R.L., Jobe. R.L., & Jones, W. H.  (2006).  Giving to others during national tragedy:  The effects of altruistic and egoistic motivations on long-term giving.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 23(1), 171-184. (pdf)
  • Latané, B., & Nida, S. (1981).  Ten years of research on group size and helping.  Psychological Bulletin, 89(2), 308-324. (pdf)
  • Garcia, S.M., Weaver, K., & Moskowitz, G.B., & Darley, J. M. (2002). Crowded minds: The implicit bystander effect.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83(4), 843-853. (pdf)
  • Shaw, L.L, Batson, C.D., & Todd, R.M. (1994).  Empathy avoidance: Forestalling feeling for another in order to escape the motivational consequences.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67(5), 879-887.  (pdf)
  • Graziano, W.G., Habashi, M.M., & Sheese, B.E., & Tobin, R. M. (2007).  Agreeableness, empathy, and helping:  A person X situation perspective.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93(4), 583-599. (pdf)
Week 8
  • Final Paper Due
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