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Courses

PSYCH 3800 Social Cognition

Course description

How do we form and change our first impressions of other people? What kind of events put us into happy versus sad moods? What explains why we persist in holding stereotypes of groups? Can we explain why we think an act is immoral? This course addresses these types of questions (and many more!) using social and cognitive psychological theory and methods. Using a variety of sources – from empirical journal articles, textbooks, TED talks, and blog-posts – we examine cutting-edge psychological research on the causes and consequences of our own and other people’s judgments, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors. We use different teaching methods to accomplish these learning goals, including lectures, group activities, and small group discussions.

Prerequisites

At least one psychology course is suggested but not required.

This course is frequently offered in the Winter Session.

Classes

PSYCH 3800 001-LEC Online course

Number:1362
Class dates:May 30-June 22, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:online course
Credit:3
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Ferguson, M. (mjf44)
Max. enroll:50
To enroll:Enroll online or submit a paper enrollment form. Enroll now.
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