Category Archives: Social Psychology

Lesson Plan: Cognitive Biases

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This lesson is designed to enable students to define different types of biases and identify examples of them in journalism, pseudoscience, and their daily lives. The lesson is also intended to help students articulate the importance of avoiding biases in psychology research. Here is the lesson plan for a 75-minute class: Cognitive Biases Lesson Plan 5-26-20 You will need this… Read more »

Content Acquisition Podcast (CAP) on The Bystander Effect

Below is a Content Acquisition Podcast (CAP) discussing the Kitty Genovese case and research regarding the bystander effect. Specifically, the CAP details Latane and Darley’s (1968) study regarding group inhibition in emergencies.

Fundamental Attribution Error Mini-Lesson

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Fundamental Attribution Error Mini-Lesson Have students pair up and interview each other to find out what the other person is like. After a few moments, give them a questionnaire about the other person. When they have completed the questionnaire about their partners, have them respond to the same questionnaire about themselves. Then ask all participants to count the number of… Read more »

Lesson Plan on Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Lesson Plan on Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination Planned Dates of Classes: Wednesday, September 27th and Monday, October 2nd ——————————————————————————————————————— OBJECTIVE AND GOALS Broad Objective: Promote critical thinking about how humans form stereotypes, prejudices, and behaviors of discrimination   Learning Goals: Students will understand the definitions of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, and the theories of social psychology related to them (including… Read more »