Michael S. Ofsowitz
Associate Professor, Psychology



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PSY 101 only

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Spring 2018 syllabi & textbook info.

(Syllabi will be linked when available.)


PSY 205 syllabus (Social Psychology). Textbook note: The book will be available in the bookstore (about $90), but is also available elsewhere in different formats). The book is Aronson/Wilson/Akert/Sommers, Social Psychology (9th ed.), ISBN: 9780134612553 (loose leaf, with "Revel" - an online study aid that is not required for the course). The book is also available hardcover (more expensive, 9780133936544).

There is an additional paperback "reader" (now 8th edition), Readings in Social Psychology (by Lesko, ISBN: 0205179673). It will be available in the bookstore. Note: If money is an issue, I will provide all of the additional readings as pdf files in Blackboard (not the main textbook, just these additional readings). You will be held responsible for these readings on tests.

PSY 101: Buy the book ASAP - the first test (covering "unit 1") is at the end of the third week of class. The syllabus is now online at the Psychology Learning Center website (textbook information is there). Additionally, see my PSY 101 FAQ (frequently asked questions). And if you have never used the Psychology Learning Center for testing, you might want to scan through the PLC slideshow linked from my PSY 101 page.

PSY 166 syllabus (Psychology of Superstitions). There is one book, which can be purchased cheaply at most online bookstores.

I will use Blackboard to backup in-class handouts (PSY 166 & 205 only). PSY-101 students need to access Blackboard for testing. You can access Blackboard here. (Log in using your entire MCC email address and associated password. You should see our class listed once logged in.)

For general descriptions of the courses I teach, see my courses page.