(This is a continuation of Psyc 370-301 taught Fall 2003 and is therefore only available to students who were enrolled in that course.)
In this two (2) semester course students alone, or in small groups, will, in consultation with the instructors, design, carry out, and write up original research in social psychology. Some topics of that research are likely to be: embarrassment, envy, person perception, regret, and human sexual behavior. Other possible topics include the persuasive impact of narratives, the effects of labeling a communication as fact or fiction, and the relationship between media use (Internet, television) and individuals' social relationships and civic participation. But other topics might be considered as well.