ERIC Number: ED129707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to Social Psychology: Administrative Manual [And] Student Manual [And] Unit Study Guide.
Rankin, Robert E.
This learning package is a three-semester-hour, independent-study course in social psychology designed for postsecondary, external degree students. Keyed to the commercially published textbook "Social Psychology: Explorations in Understanding" (Del Mar, CA: CRM, 1974), the package consists of an administrator manual, a student manual, and a student unit study guide. The manuals describe the course and outline the roles and tasks of the tutor/grader and student. The study guide, which serves as the student's instructor telling him what material should be read, when to read it, and how to evaluate his progress, contains specific objectives, diagnostic tests and keys, and supplementary readings for the seven units which comprise the course. Among these are an introduction to the field of social psychology, socialization and its consequences, interpersonal behavior, attitudes and attitude change, influencing and helping others, groups and organization, and aggression and collective behavior. Students read the specific objectives of each unit and take a diagnostic pretest. They are referred to textbook and supplementary reading assignments for items missed. Students check their comprehension of the readings and their mastery of stated objectives with exercise questions and posttests. They are required to take seven end-of-unit tests. Hard copies of the learning package, with or without the textbook and including the final examinations, are available from the Institute for Personal and Career Development. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aggression, Attitudes, Behavior, Course Objectives, Diagnostic Tests, External Degree Programs, Group Behavior, Higher Education, Independent Study, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Postsecondary Education, Social Psychology, Socialization, Supplementary Reading Materials, Units of Study
Institute for Personal and Career Development, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859 (study guide $6.95, student manual $0.93, write for ordering information on other items)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant. Inst. for Personal and Career Development.