"Social Psychology Conveying the Science of Everyday Life!" Featuring Jamie Arndt

Video created by Elizabeth Uva Employee on Apr 13, 2015

    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