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date: 27 September 2020

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In this chapter we share an analysis of our experiences—the good and the bad—in teaching social psychology in an undergraduate setting. Following a general introduction, we first discuss issues related to introducing and presenting social psychology as a discipline. From there, we address both the joys and the challenges that are commonly experienced by teachers of social psychology. We then discuss the role of a social psychology course within the context of students’ liberal education and psychology curricula. Next, we discuss a variety of pedagogical issues and decisions that must be addressed by instructors when developing, revising, and/or implementing a course in social psychology. Finally, we summarize a few of the key instructional resources that are available for teachers of social psychology. Throughout we focus on issues that are specific to or particularly relevant to the pedagogy of social psychology.

Keywords: Social psychology, Teaching, Pedagogy, Curriculum, Instructional resources

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