Psych City - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080170824, 9781483150086

Psych City

1st Edition

A Simulated Community

Authors: Robert Cohen John McManus David Fox
eBook ISBN: 9781483150086
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 346
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Psych City is a book that is used as a guide to organize a simulated community. The goal of the book is not only to create a simulated community, but also to provide opportunities for those involved in the experience to learn the events and patterns of life found in the community and examine the psychological, social, and political systems that are found in the community. The book is divided into two sections. Section I is the simulation proper, and gives detailed descriptions of simulated living conditions such as geography, population, housing, government, education, finance, and taxes. The first part also assigns the participants to the different roles they have to play and gives the community problems to solve. The second part is made up of sets of readings and exercises that pertain to the different situations found in the simulated community. The text is recommended for psychology, sociology, and anthropology professors that wish to give an interactive learning experience for the entire class, as well as those who wish to further study about community and conduct social experiments.

Table of Contents

List of Tables Acknowledgments Introduction Section I Psych City Simulation Chapter 1 What is Psych City? Chapter 2 The Community Geographical Description Population Economic Structure Housing Government Education Finances Chapter 3 The Problems 1 School Integration 2 Vacant Land Usage 3 Welfare Plan 4 Citizen Protection Problem 5 Drug Program 6 Use of Downtown Land 7 Low-Income Housing 8 High School Disruption 9 Equal Employment for Women 10 Sex Education 11 Your Own Problem 12 Your Own Problem Chapter 4 The People Chapter 5 The Town Meeting Procedure The Initial Meeting Subgroups The Caucus Outside Feedback Role Playing in Psych City Section II Readings and Exercises Chapter 6 Role Expectancies A Not-So-Free Association Case Study of a Nonconscious Ideology: Training the Woman to Know Her Place The Warm-Cold Variable in First Impressions of Persons Exercises and Discussion Topics for Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Interpersonal Perception Is There a Red China? They Saw a Game: A Case Study Readiness to Perceive Violence as a Result of Police Training Exercises and Discussion Topics for Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Communication Machines Take Over Communication, A Social Tool Exercises and Discussion Topics for Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Norms and Reference Groups Food for All His Dead Class and Conformity: An Interpretation Effects of Group Pressure upon the Modification and Distortion of Judgments Exercises and Discussion Topics for Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Social Power Machines and Boss


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About the Author

Robert Cohen

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Assoc Prof. Radiology, Harvard Medical School; Assoc Chief for Administration; Dir. Ultrasound, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

John McManus

John McManus, PhD is based at the University of Lincoln (UK).

Affiliations and Expertise

LTC(P) Director, US Army EMS; EMS Fellowship Program Director, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium; Medical Director, Fort Sam Housto/Camp Bullis Fire Dept

David Fox

94024965-2773D. Fox is Senior Director in the CTO Office of Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA. He has more than 26 years’ experience in the research and development of finite element technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Technology Officer, Dassault Systemes SIMULIA, Providence, USA

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