Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I haven’t taken the stats pre-requisite but still want to take the class. Is this possible?
A: No. In order to take PSYC12 you need to have all pre-requisites, including stats and intro to
social psychology. The only way to take this class without stats is if you’re taking stats
concurrently. So you’ll need PSYB10 and PSYB07 (STAB22 or SOCB06H can substitute for
Q: There are lots of details and experiments in the text. Do I need to remember all the
details from the text? Do I need to remember every fact about each experiment?
A: You do not need to remember all the details of every experiment. You should read the text
with an eye towards understanding the main point or concept. You should also remember the
details of the more prominent studies. You will not be asked to recall experiments that are given
only passing reference.
Q: What is on the midterm? What is on the final?
A: The midterm will cover lectures on weeks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6; Nelson chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; and
Bodenhausen & Macrae (1996) and Greenwald, McGhee, & Schwartz (1998) from the course
reader. The final will be non-cumulative and will cover lectures on weeks 7, 8, 10, 11, 12;
Nelson chapters 6, 7, 8, 9; Inzlicht & Schmader chapters 1, 2, 3, 7, 12, 18; and Glick & Fiske