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Graduate Seminar in Social Psychology
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Peterson, Gretchen. 2021. “Graduate Seminar in Social Psychology”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


In response to both the call for a day of reflection on how to better support Black scholars in academia and a call from our very own graduate students to be more inclusive of the work of scholars of color in our classes, I spent time incorporating more work by scholars of color into the syllabus for my graduate seminar in social psychology. Thanks to...

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Social Psychology
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This course is an elective in the Sociology MA program at the University of Memphis. The course looks at 3 main areas within sociological social psychology: symbolic interactionism, group processes, and social structure and personality. The course is a discussion based seminar with students leading class discussions and providing readings responses or...

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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Integrate readings in sociological social psychology to develop arguments in support or in opposition to those presented by various authors; Plan, or conduct a research or applied project related to social psychology; Facilitate discussions of research

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Students in the class will participate in class discussions, develop a reading response and blog post in response to class readings, facilitate discussion for one week of the course and complete a research project or applied project

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