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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2019 will run from December 26, 2018 to January 19, 2019, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2019. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an e-mail notice when this happens, please join our e-mail list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.

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 Summer Session.

Classes

PSYCH 3800 001-LEC Online course

Number:1042
Class dates:January 2-20, 2018
Days/times:online course
Credit:3
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Ferguson, M. (mjf44)
Max. enroll:40
To enroll:See the Enrollment and registration for more information about enrolling in Winter Session classes.
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.

Tuition and fees

See the Tuition and fees page for more information.

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