[Educator-Gold] [socialpsy-teach] TSP Newsletter – Vol. 17, No. 4

 

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Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:33:33 +0000
From: Jon F Mueller <jfmueller@…>
To: “socialpsy-teach@…” <socialpsy-teach@…>
Subject: [socialpsy-teach] TSP Newsletter – Vol. 17, No. 4

Teaching Social Psychology Newsletter

Vol. 17, No. 4

December 18, 2017

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the e-mail newsletter accompanying the
Resources for the Teaching of Social Psychology website at
http://jfmueller.faculty.noctrl.edu/crow

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I did send out a November issue of the Newsletter.  However, there were some problems with it as we switched
to a new email program.  So, if for some reason you did not receive the November issue you can find it in the
archives at

https://lists.noctrl.edu/sympa/info/socialpsy-teach

Enjoy the holidays!

Activities and Exercises

General:  Spacing practice in the classroom

https://theeffortfuleducator.com/2017/10/22/easy-application-of-spaced-practice-in-the-classroom/

Teaching your students the benefits of spaced practice

Articles

The Self:  Does ego depletion lead to a loss of self control?

https://psyarxiv.com/pgny3/

https://tinyurl.com/ycpy9evb

Here is some more research that suggests that it does, and that tries to address problems with earlier
research.  The second link is to an online article about the research.

Examples

The Self:  Cognitive dissonance

https://tinyurl.com/ybkqhdgw

How does it feel to find out that one of your favorite celebrities is a sexual assaulter/harasser?

Topic Resources

Aggression: Sexual harassment

https://www.psychologicalscience.org/topics/sexual-harassment

Some interesting articles describing research on the topic from APS

Aggression: Sexual assault common for flight attendants

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sexual-assault-flight-attendants_us_5a0ddaf6e4b0b37054f55c15

Aggression: Police sexual abuse

https://thinkprogress.org/police-abuse-systemic-24d7bed99605/

Attraction & Relationships: “Do romantic partners help or hurt goal pursuit?”

http://www.scienceofrelationships.com/home/2017/11/28/do-romantic-partners-help-or-hurt-goal-pursuit.html

“When it comes to supporting a (female) partner, actions speak louder than words. Try thinking of concrete
ways that others have helped you pursue your goals, and do what you can to help others pursue their goals as
well.”

Conformity:  Did Milgram participants realize the experiments were not really dangerous?

https://tinyurl.com/y7ufgrsc

Researchers reviewed the post-study interviews given by the participants and discovered some interesting
explanations given by the participants.

Conformity: How movements can get started

https://theintercept.com/2017/10/27/me-too-metoo-social-media-harvey-weinstein-sexual-assault/

Interesting analysis of how the #metoo phenomenon could evolve into a long-term movement instead of just being
a momentary focus

Helping: Whom are we most likely to help?

http://behavioralscientist.org/help-you-help-me/

This article discusses some of the research about whom is more and less likely to receive our assistance.

Helping: “Five reasons people give their money away”

https://theconversation.com/5-reasons-why-people-give-their-money-away-plus-1-why-they-dont-87801

and one reason they don’t

Methods: “Web pages that perform statistical calculations!”

http://statpages.info/index.html

Persuasion:  Better to speak rather than write to people who disagree with you

https://tinyurl.com/ydam6ctb

Persuasion: Foot-in-the-face technique

http://changingminds.org/techniques/general/sequential/fitf.htm

Not as painful as it sounds, but it could be effective.

Prejudice: Reducing stereotyping/prejudice

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/11/30/16645024/collective-blame-psychology-muslim

This article describes a very clever series of studies that found an effective way to reduce people’s
willingness to blame an entire group for the actions of a few of its members.  If you are going to read one
article today….

Prejudice:  Black men’s sentences 20% longer

https://tinyurl.com/y6umonp5

Prejudice: Austria legalizes same-sex marriage

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/austrian-court-rules-sex-couples-marry-51582205

I guess since Australia just did, and Austria is next alphabetically….

Prejudice:  Segregation leads to racist voting

https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/11/28/16707438/social-geography-trump-rise-segregation-psychology-racis
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Prejudice: Inter-race anxiety can be contagious

https://www.psychologicalscience.org/publications/observer/obsonline/contagious-anxiety-in-inter-race-interac
tions.html

The Self: “What is the secret to being more assertive?”

https://digest.bps.org.uk/2017/12/07/what-is-the-secret-to-being-more-assertive-having-self-respect/

Having self-respect – interesting research that distinguishes between feeling good about yourself and
self-respect.

Technology in Teaching

Video

Aggression: “How society silences victims of sexual harassment” (5:27)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=168&v=p4BHDnggAVI

Aggression:  Amusing sexual harassment skit from Saturday Night Live (3:19)

https://tinyurl.com/ybbyao2c

Aggression: An even funnier skit on sexual harassment (3:16)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2n7cMOMRbI

from the show Portlandia

Gender & Culture/Prejudice:  Humorous video on misogyny (2:11)

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michael-henry-gay-misogyny_us_59f09df6e4b0cf6334a04c41

Prejudice: New film about Stone Mountain, GA and its links to the Confederacy (10:30)

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/09/stone-mountain-confederate-monument-georgia-graven-image/

Prejudice: Talks on inequality from a variety of fields

http://www.lse.ac.uk/International-Inequalities/Videos-Podcasts

Videos and podcasts

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How Do You … ?

Ever wonder how your fellow social psych instructors handle a certain topic or issue in their courses? Then
send me your “How Do You..?” question and I will try and post it here. If I get some answers I will post them
in the following issue.

Request Line is Open!

Yes, I take requests; in fact, I encourage them. Are there particular types of resources you would like
examples of? Particular topics you are interested in? Teaching tips? Technology tips? I want to tailor this
newsletter to your needs. So, please feel free to send me your requests, suggestions, comments and resources.
Send them directly to me (jfmueller@…) or by replying to this message.

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Jon Mueller
Professor of Psychology
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North Central College
Naperville, IL 60540
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