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Week 15 / Units 10 & 11

Review these resources for Week 15 / Units 10 & 11 of the Introduction to Psychology course.

Social Interactions Resources

document  Implicit Association Test

The IAT measures the strength of associations between concepts (e.g., black people, gay people) and evaluations (e.g., good, bad) or stereotypes (e.g., athletic, clumsy).

document  Social Psychology Studies: Human Interactions

This APA resource gives a definition of social psychology as well as its application in science and everyday life.

document  Social Psychology

This source provides a definition and history of social psychology while naming specific studies and research regarding social interaction.

document  Social Interactions: Definition and Types

This resource gives an animated lecture that describes social interaction and its importance in sociology. Closed captioning available.

document  Breaking the Prejudice Habit

This website provides group activities and videos designed for teaching about social change.

document  Social Psychology Network

This website promotes peace, social justice, and sustainable living through public education, research, and the advancement of psychology.

Sociocultural Diversity Resources

document  The Costs of Racial “Color Blindness”

Article and accompanying video from the Harvard Business Review (Norton & Apfelbaum, 2013) describing research about ignoring racial differences and the perception of racism.  Closed captioning available.

document  First Person Shooter Test

This is an interactive exercise that allows people to investigate implicit bias using a shoot-don’t shoot scenario. Previous research suggests that people are more likely to shoot an African-American person holding an object that is not a weapon than a White person holding an object that is not a weapon. This demonstration could give teachers the opportunity to discuss implicit bias with students.

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