Welcome to the 200th episode of the flagship podcast series PsychSessions: Conversations About Teaching N’ Stuff. In this episode, Garth and special guest host Chris Cardone interview Elliot Aronson from the University of Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA. The trio explores Aronson’s significant contributions, including the Festinger and Carlsmith experiment and the cognitive dissonance theory. Aronson elaborates on his work like the jigsaw classroom approach to reduce prejudice and applied social psychology experiments targeting health behaviors. Reflecting on changes within academia, Aronson voices concerns over the decline in quality, contrasting it with the ‘golden age’ of social psychology. He suggests that research opportunities were more favorable in his era and encourages the audience to read his works for deeper insights.

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The Society for the Teaching of Psychology – teachpsych.org
Macmillan Learning – macmillanlearningpsychology.com
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Published On: June 4th, 2024 / Categories: Conversations About Teaching N' Stuff /