Course description

How do we form and change our first impressions of other people? What kinds 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.

Classes

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Previously offered classes

Winter 2020: Online course

Section ID:PSYCH 3800 001-LEC
Number:1086
Class dates:January 2-18, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:3
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Ferguson, M. (mjf44)
Max. enroll:80
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

Summer 2020: Online course

Section ID:PSYCH 3800 001-LEC
Number:1231
Class dates:June 1-19, 2020
Due date:Friday June 19, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:3
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Ferguson, M. (mjf44)
Max. enroll:150
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.