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PSYC 8640 Applied Social Psychology: Welcome & Course Readings

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PSYC 8640 Course Readings

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Bator, R. J., Tabanico, J. J., Walton, M. L., & Schultz, P. W. (2014). Promoting energy conservation with implied norms and explicit messages. Social Influence, 9(1), 69–82. doi:10.1080/ 15534510.2013.778213

Baum, A. S. (2000). Social psychology: Applied social psychology. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology (Vol. 7, pp. 360–363). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/10522-156 

Beauchamp, M. R., McEwan, D., & Waldhauser, K. J. (2017). Team building: Conceptual, methodological, and applied considerations. Current Opinion in Psychology, 16, 114–117. doi:10.1016/ j.copsyc.2017.02.031 

Burke, S. M., Carron, A. V., & Shapcott, K. M. (2008). Cohesion in exercise groups: An overview. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1(2), 107–123. doi:10.1080/17509840802227065 

Corrigan, P. (2007). How clinical diagnosis might exacerbate the stigma of mental illness. Social Work, 52(1), 31–39. doi:10.1093/sw/52.1.31 

Cutler, B. L., & Kovera, M. B. (2011). Expert psychological testimony. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(1), 53–57. doi:10.1177/0963721410388802 

de Lemus, S., Navarro-Mantas, L., Velásquez, M. J., Ryan, E., & Megías, J. L. (2014). From sex to gender: A university intervention to reduce sexism in Argentina, Spain, and El Salvador. Journal of Social Issues, 70(4), 741–762. doi:10.1111/josi.12089

Gehlbach, H., Brinkworth, M. E., King, A. M., Hsu, L. M., McIntyre, J., & Rogers, T. (2016). Creating birds of similar feathers: Leveraging similarity to improve teacher-student relationships and academic achievement. Journal of Educational Psychology, 108(3), 342–352. doi:10.1037/edu0000042.supp  

Haqanee, Z., Lou, E., & Lalonde, R. N. (2014). Natural kind and entitative beliefs in relation to prejudice toward mental disorders. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44(2), 145–153. doi:10.1111/ jasp.12249 

Harackiewicz, J. M., & Barron, K. E. (2008). Conducting social psychological research in educational settings: “Lessons we learned in school”. In C. Sansone, C. C. Morf, & A. T. Panter (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of methods in social psychology (pp. 471–484). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. doi:10.4135/9781412976190.n22 

Kaplan, S., Bradley-Geist, J. C., Ahmad, A., Anderson, A., Hargrove, A. K., & Lindsey, A. (2014). A test of two positive psychology interventions to increase employee well-being. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29(3), 367–380. doi:10.1007/s10869-013-9319-4 

Kassin, S. M. (2015). The social psychology of false confessions. Social Issues and Policy Review, 9(1), 25–51. doi:10.1111/sipr.120009 

Kende, A., van Zomeren, M., Ujhelyi, A., & Lantos, N. A. (2016). The social affirmation use of social media as a motivator of collective action. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 46(8), 453–469. doi:10.1111/ jasp.12375 

Kimmel, A. J. (2008). Ethical issues in social psychology research. In C. Sansone, C. C. Morf, & A. T. Panter (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of methods in social psychology (pp. 45–70). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. doi:10.4135/9781412976190.n3 

Kirk, B. A., Schutte, N. S., & Hine, D. W. (2011). The effect of an expressive-writing intervention for employees on emotional self-efficacy, emotional intelligence, affect, and workplace incivility. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41(1), 179–195. doi:10.1111/ j.1559-1816.2010.00708.x 

Liebkind, K., Mähönen, T. A., Solares, E., Solheim, E., & Jasinskaja‐Lahti, I. (2014). Prejudice-reduction in culturally mixed classrooms: The development and assessment of a theory-driven intervention among majority and minority youth in Finland. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 24(4), 325–339. doi:10.1002/casp.2168 

Miller, G. A. (1969). Psychology as a means of promoting human welfare. American Psychologist, 24(12), 1063–1075. doi:10.1037/h0028988 

Okdie, B. M., Ewoldsen, D. R., Muscanell, N. L., Guadagno, R. E., Eno, C. A., Velez, J. A., … Smith, L. R. (2014). Missed programs (you can’t TiVo this one): Why psychologists should study media. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9(2), 180–195. doi:10.1177/1745691614521243 

Paradis, K. F., & Martin, L. J. (2012). Team building in sport: Linking theory and research to practical application, Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 3(3), 159–170, doi:10.1080/21520704.2011.653047 

Rees, T., Haslam, S. A., Coffee, P., & Lavallee, D. (2015). A social identity approach to sport psychology: Principles, practice, and prospects. Sports Medicine, 45(8), 1083–1096. doi:10.1007/s40279-015-0345-4 

Roper, R., & Shewan, D. (2002). Compliance and eyewitness testimony: Do eyewitnesses comply with misleading “expert pressure” during investigative interviewing? Legal and Criminological Psychology, 7(2), 155–163. doi:10.1348/135532502760274765 

Ross, A. S. (2004). Lessons learned from a lifetime of applied social psychology research. Canadian Psychology, 45(1), 1–8. doi:10.1037/ h0086966 

Sabin, J. A., Riskind, R. G., & Nosek, B. A. (2015). Health care providers’ implicit and explicit attitudes toward lesbian women and gay men. American Journal of Public Health, 105(9), 1831–1841. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302631 

Salovey, P., & Steward, W. T. (2008). Methodological challenges and scientific rewards for social psychologists conducting health behavior research. In C. Sansone, C.C. Morf, & A.T. Panter (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of methods in social psychology (pp. 443–456). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. doi:10.4135/9781412976190.n20 

Sapiains, R., Beeton, R. J. S., & Walker, I. A. (2016). Individual responses to climate change: Framing effects on pro‐environmental behaviors. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 46(8), 483–493. doi:10.1111/jasp.12378 

Schumann, S., & Klein, O. (2015). Substitute or stepping stone? Assessing the impact of low-threshold online collective actions on offline participation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(3), 308–322. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2084  

Walton, G. M. (2014). The new science of wise psychological interventions. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23(1), 73–82. doi:10.1177/0963721413512856 

Wood, L., Martin, K., Christian, H., Nathan, A., Lauritsen, C., Houghton, S., … McCune, S. (2015). The pet factor—companion animals as a conduit for getting to know people, friendship formation and social support. PLoS ONE, 10(4), 1–17. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122085 

Woods, S., Lambert, N., Brown, P., Fincham, F., & May, R. (2015). “I’m so excited for you!” How an enthusiastic responding intervention enhances close relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32(1), 24–40. doi:10.1177/0265407514523545 

Yeager, D. S., & Walton, G. M. (2011). Social-psychological interventions in education: They’re not magic. Review of Educational Research, 81(2), 267–301. doi:10.3102/0034654311405999 

Zimbardo, P. G. (2004). Does psychology make a significant difference in our lives? American Psychologist, 59(5), 339–351. doi:10.1037/0003-066X.59.5.339

Other Readings

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