[social-work] [socialpsy-teach] TSP Newsletter – Vol. 15, No. 5

 

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Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:44:22 -0600
From: Jon Mueller <jfmueller@noctrl.edu>
To: socialpsy-teach@lists.noctrl.edu
Subject: [socialpsy-teach] TSP Newsletter – Vol. 15, No. 5

Teaching Social Psychology Newsletter

Vol. 15, No. 5

January 28, 2016

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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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Activities and Exercises

Aggression/Conflict & Peacemaking: The power of words

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2016/january-16/teaching-current-d
irections-in-psychological-science-27.html#words

Social Judgment: Hindsight bias

http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0073531871/student_view0/module2/activity_2_2.html#

An interactive online exercise

Examples

Social Judgment: Hindsight bias

http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-hindsight-bias.html

Some everyday examples

Topic Resources

Aggression: “The Bill Cosby of indie music”?

http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2016/01/22/3741651/it-feels-like-the-bill-cosby-of-indie-music-coming-out/

A story about female musicians and publicists coming forward with sexual assault and sexual
harassment allegations against a very popular music publicist

Aggression/Gender & Culture: “India’s marital rape crisis”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/india-marital-rape_us_564d8c21e4b00b7997f9469e

“One-third of men in India, where spousal rape is legal, admit to having forced a sexual act on
their wives.”

Gender & Culture: “Men who stick up for women’s rights are subjected to more sexual harassment at
work”

http://digest.bps.org.uk/2016/01/men-who-stick-up-for-womens-rights-are.html

Gender & Culture:  Do you pay a “tampon tax” or the “pink tax”?

http://www.everydaysociologyblog.com/2016/01/pinktax-and-genderpricing-gender-in-the-checkout-aisle.html

Women pay more at checkout because they are charged more and taxed more for certain items.

Gender & Culture: Barbie’s body gets a makeover!

http://www.spring.org.uk/2016/01/human-memory-capacity-is-ten-times-more-than-previously-thought.php

What do your students think about this change?

General: Science!

http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2016/01/20

A good cartoon

Helping:  More adversity, more compassion

http://digest.bps.org.uk/2016/01/people-who-have-experienced-more.html

Those who have experienced more adversity exhibit more compassion

Helping: Hacker philanthropy

https://theintercept.com/2015/11/25/how-the-gates-foundation-reflects-the-good-and-the-bad-of-hacker-philanthr
opy/

“Traditional philanthropy, he declared, is ‘a strange and alien world made up of largely antiquated
institutions.’  These old-timers have long favored ‘safe’ gifts to well-established institutions,
‘resulting in a never-ending competition to name buildings at major universities, medical centers,
performing arts centers and other such public places.’ The new breed, by contrast, has a hacker
mindset: It is anti-establishment, believes in ‘radical transparency,’ is given to problem solving,
and has an ability to identify weaknesses in long-established systems and to disrupt them.”

Prejudice: 50 overweight women kept a “fat stigma” diary

http://digest.bps.org.uk/2016/01/these-50-overweight-women-kept-week.html

Prejudice: “How and why we target Muslims, immigrants”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-briggs/a-nation-divided-by-fear_b_8865242.html

An essay reviewing some research

Prejudice: Two Americas

https://www.facebook.com/dailykos/photos/a.416444264254.190398.43179984254/10152678612819255/?type=3&theater

A cartoon

Prejudice: How different groups view racism in the U.S.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/01/18/how-different-groups-of-americans-view-racism-i
n-u-s-society/

The article reviews some data from a Pew Research Center report.

Prejudice: “5 things that make it hard to be a Black student at a mostly White college”

http://thinkprogress.org/education/2016/01/25/3740970/black-college-students-bias/

Psychology in the Courtroom: Jurors are identifying as multiracial more frequently

http://keenetrial.com/blog/2016/01/11/who-is-multiracial-apparently-it-depends-on-how-you-ask/

Social Judgment: Does low glucose levels promote less deliberate thinking?

http://digest.bps.org.uk/2016/01/new-review-prompts-re-think-on-what-low.html

An interesting meta-analysis of this research just came out, and with an interesting conclusion.
Lower blood glucose leads to a less effortful, less deliberate decision-making, but only about
food!

The Self: The unconscious voice of creativity

http://www.talkpsych.com/talk-psych-blog/2016/1/21/who-thinks-our-thoughts

An interesting little rumination on where our ideas come from from subscriber David Myers.  But I
really just included this link because I love the photo included.  It looks as if David is annoyed
at us for intruding on his private writing time.  And, yet, he is the one who included the photo!
Aha, it was it his unconscious mind that did it!

Technology in Teaching

Video

Helping: Empathy or sympathy? (2:54)

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/channeln/2015/01/empathy-or-sympathy/

This short, animated video attempts to distinguish empathy from sympathy.  I don’t think it really
succeeds at that, but it does provide a good picture of empathy.

Prejudice: “Put racism in its place” (0:54)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzFvyhm6AhQ

A nice little ad

The Self: “The paradox of choice” (19:33)

http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice

Barry Schwartz gives a TED Talk  — has choice made us freer or more paralyzed?  I applaud his
choice of outfit.

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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@noctrl.edu) or by replying
to this message.

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The Teaching Social Psychology Newsletter is published monthly (hopefully) by

Jon Mueller
Professor of Psychology
30 North Brainard St.
North Central College
Naperville, IL 60540
jfmueller@noctrl.edu
http://jfmueller.faculty.noctrl.edu

Copyright, Jon Mueller 2001-2016.

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Please pass it along to others who you think might find it useful.

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