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Author Wilson, Timothy D.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Experimental Approach ♦ Social Psychology ♦ Introductory Social Psychology ♦ Vast Amount ♦ Challenging Task ♦ Experimental Science ♦ Practical Lesson
Abstract I am grateful for the opportunity to comment on the wisdom that social psychology has to offer to society at large. It is a challenging task, given the vast amount of knowledge the field has accumulated in its 60 or so years as an experimental science. As noted by Ross and Nisbett (1991), social psychology is unique in chang-ing the lives of people who study it, because so much of what we investigate has implications for how we inter-act with others and get to know ourselves (Wilson, 2002). When I teach introductory social psychology I try to convey these practical lessons. On the 1st day of class I tell the students that my goal is ambitious: to change the way in which they view the world and live their lives. I am sure I do not succeed with every student, but
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study