Teaching social psychology is not only an immense thrill, but also a daunting challenge. The thrills come from the opportunity to communicate the field's insights about the fabric of everyday life, yet challenges quickly follow: How to weave together these myriad insights in a way that is dynamic, connects to students' lives, and presents a coherent picture of the human condition? If we do not meet these challenges, we may find ourselves treating each topic as a distinct form of human behavior. The result can seem like analyses of entirely different beings: one prone to confirmation bias, another to prosocial behavior, yet another to aggression, and so forth.
As a result of attending this one hour event with Jamie Arndt, you will be able to:
• Create classroom lectures that connect to students' lives
• Prepare lectures and activities that are engaging and dynamic
• Discuss methods of teaching social psychology that enable undergraduates to have a coherent picture of the human condition