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Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice

December 17, 2012

Stroessner, Steven Silver_nugget
Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice

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Professor Stroessner is just the man! He is so kind and caring-- and genuinely seems interested in his students. When I met with him in his office, he made me feel so comfortable and was extremely accessible and helpful. It is clear that he has a real handle on the material he teaches. He is certainly one of the gems of the psychology department, and I wish I would have met him earlier on in my college career. He is truly just a great man with the sweetest demeanor, yet so bright and thoughtful at the same time.

Workload:

some posts, discussion leading once, and a 15+ page paper at the end

November 06, 2011

Stroessner, Steven Silver_nugget
Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice

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Steve Stroessner is possibly the chillest person I have ever met. But simultaneously, he's very passionate about his subject. He introduces the first day of class with "we should all learn each other's names, since I'd like to know who I'm arguing with", which should give you a pretty good idea of his teaching style. He loves to hear what students have to say but also likes for you to hear what he has to say too. He will play devil's advocate to every point you make, but it really helped me to get a better grasp on the material. He is very quick in responding to emails, is happy to meet just to talk about anything, and he's wonderful at helping you understand the many psychological tests used in the studies. Steve also knows most of the social psychologists who wrote the papers we read, so he would tell us anecdotes about the researchers and gave us a lot of insight into what was going on when the studies were being done. Overall, a very interesting, insightful, and easy class.

Workload:

Read 3 articles a week (which vary in length, but usually about 10-15 pages each) but they're research papers so you don'y have to read every fact and figure, and one research paper at the end where you design your own experiment related to the course material. You also lead one of the lectures during the semester with a partner.

November 18, 2004

Stroessner, Steven Silver_nugget
Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice

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Every psych major ought to be required to take this class. That being said, it can be fairly hard to get into as Prof. Stroessner is deservedly in high demand. He is an excellent teacher, challenged both our perceptions of the world and our academic skills. In retrospect, this class seems easy, but while I was taking it was very time consuming. The time spent was soooo worthwhile, I have learned so much about both theories in psychology and psychological research methods that all of my other psych classes became extremely easy. The skills I learned in this class allowed me to get a summer research job and a TAship that would otherwise have been out of my league. This course might be a bit too much for non-psych majors, but you aren't likely to get in anyway. For psych majors, take social psych as soon as possible if only so you can take this course.

Workload:

intense, but I loved every minute of it. 3 journal articles a week, weekly response questions. Lead one class discussion. Final Project: write a journal article, without the data.

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