[socialpsy-teach] TSP Newsletter - Vol. 15, No. 7

David P. Dillard


Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:24:27 -0500
From: Jon Mueller <jfmueller@...>
To: socialpsy-teach@...
Subject: [socialpsy-teach] TSP Newsletter - Vol. 15, No. 7

Teaching Social Psychology Newsletter

Vol. 15, No. 7

March 29, 2016


the e-mail newsletter accompanying the
Resources for the Teaching of Social Psychology website at



         Gender & Culture: Males are superior


         Professional tennis version:  A tennis CEO claims women are just riding men's coattails.

         Prejudice: Informal racial profiling


         "NFL star visits gym he wants to buy, employees call the cops on him"

Topic Resources

Aggression/Prejudice: Half of all police-related killings involve people with


According to a new report by the Ruderman Family Foundation

Aggression/Prejudice: Hunting and killing of albinos in Malawi in subsaharan Africa


Their bones are believed by some to have magical properties.

Conformity: What are the most and least acceptable white lies?


A survey conducted by Directv asked individuals to rate how severe certain white lies
are.  I'm telling you the truth.  Go look for yourself.

Gender & Culture: Gender equality in the European Union


From the European Commission, this site reviews efforts to increase gender equality in
the European Union.

Gender & Culture: When a Lysol douche was believed to be an effective contraceptive


Really disturbing ads for the product

Gender & Culture/Prejudice: Women make less than male coworkers with same title



The first link is to the title story.  The second link is to a report on last year's wage
gap in the U.S., which has widened even further.

Methods: "Under the hood of Mechanical Turk"


A good overview of current issues regarding the use of Mechanical Turk as a research
tool, including cost and representativeness of the sample.  

Persuasion: "When expert advice creates analysis paralysis"


In his Inside Influence Report, subscriber Robert Cialdini provides some theory-based
strategies for avoiding analysis paralysis.

Prejudice:  American Indians in Children's Literature


This is a blog that follows and comments on "indigenous peoples in children's and young
adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society."

Prejudice: "How gifted and talented programs reinforce class and race inequities"


A good question/debate for your students:  Are gifted programs a good idea?

Prejudice: "Where we lives affects our bias against mixed-race individuals"


"Whites living in areas where they are less exposed to people of other races have a harder time
categorizing mixed-race individuals than do Whites with greater interracial exposure, a condition
that is associated with greater prejudice against mixed-race individuals, a new
experimental study shows."

Technology in Teaching


General:  Images and Videos


Multimedia Resources for Educators and Students includes well-organized links to many
freely available images, videos, audio sources, multimedia presentations and more.


Attraction & Relationships: Polyamorous relationships (14:50)


Polyamorous people explain what that means and what their lives are like.

Gender & Culture:  Men are just too emotional to be president (4:45)


A humorous video from Samantha Bee's TV show Full Frontal

Gender & Culture: 65 years of women on TV in 2 minutes (2:04)



How Do You ... ?

Ever wonder how your fellow social psych instructors handle a certain topic or issue in
their courses? Then send me your "How Do You..?" question and I will try and post it
here. If I get some answers I will post them in the following issue.

Request Line is Open! 

Yes, I take requests; in fact, I encourage them. Are there particular types of resources
you would like examples of? Particular topics you are interested in? Teaching tips?
Technology tips? I want to tailor this newsletter to your needs. So, please feel free to
send me your requests, suggestions, comments and resources. Send them directly to me
(jfmueller@...) or by replying to this message.


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