Social psychology (psychology)/Lectures/Review/Instructor notes

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Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Outline/overview slide of each lecture
  • Summary/Conclusion slide of each lecture
  • Textbook questions
  • Exam bank items
  • Textbook brief version
  • Tricia's 2003 summary lecture
  • Other summary lectures from other units

2005[edit | edit source]

  • This was the year with no textbook – so the slides were based on the readings; these could be reconsidered, particularly the Psychology and Everyday Life reading, and incorporated/brought in

2006-2007[edit | edit source]

  • A summary lecture wasn't given, in part because the final lecture slot was used for the final exam.

2008[edit | edit source]

  • Overall – 7/10, but, as usual, was on the run, not as well prepared as desirable, etc. But given that the slides were created quickly, a solid review effort.
  • This was effectively a new lecture – 69 slides cobbled together quickly based on Tricia's 2003 lecture and outline/overview/summary slides from each of the previous 9 lectures
  • In general, I think this lecture should be continued to give the unit some sense of returning to its original goals and reviewing those, marking out signposts along the way
  • Preamble was longer than for other lectures, but I think this was OK – it told the bigger picture story before diving in; suggest transcribing and edited and put on the web too
  • Timing was OK – arrived/started late – up to 10 mins; no break; finished with 2 mins to go
  • Performance: 7/10 – underprepared, particularly on latter topics
  • Several current, contemporary, spontaneous examples were given during the lecture – could use even more – transcribe what these were:
    • Looking-glass self: Weight loss with full-length mirror on fridges
    • John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as VP running mate in 2008 USA presidential election – was he smitten and irrational?
    • Hot drink / attraction study
    • ?
    • ?
    • ?
  • It helped that I'd prepared half the exam beforehand – some concepts were salient
  • Slides were not put up beforehand :(
  • Slides were revised afterwards :)
  • Add exam questions – say 1 per topic from this lecture

To do[edit | edit source]

  • Listen to the 2008 previous lecture – would be useful preparation both beforehand, but particularly also on the way in
  • Add some more slides on the latter topics
  • Review and increase correspondence between given lecture key points, review content, and exam.