Psychology 259: Social Cognition Laboratory

Neil Lutsky, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology, Carleton College
Olin 111, x4379, e-mail:

Lab Assistants: Mindy Jensen (x5051) and Heather Davenport (x5041)

Psychology 259 is intended to introduce you to general issues in research in social cognition and to selected examples of the phenomena social psychologists study, the research questions they pose, and the research methods they employ. Its means is to give you hands-on experience designing, executing, and reporting empirical studies in social cognition. The list of topics and readings below indicates what in social cognition we will be exploring. The requirements for this two-credit course include the following: attendance at laboratory sessions; completion in a timely matter of assigned readings; participation as researchers in the design and execution of course projects; preparation of one laboratory poster and one web page report; and presentation of a final research proposal. The laboratory poster and web page may be completed in collaboration with other members of the lab.

Laboratory Topic, Activity, and Reading Schedule:

Neil Lutsky, April 2, 2002