PSYCH 121 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science
Section: 001 Doing Unto Others: The Origins of Good and Evil in the Human Mind and Brain
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
FYSem
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a concentration plan in Psychology.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Why do people hurt each other? When do they choose good over evil? In this course, we will examine how violent, hurtful behavior and caring, empathic behavior both arise from the cognitive and emotional processes of the human brain. We will consider how these biological and psychological factors interact with an individual's social context and environment. Our discussions will include psychological, psychiatric, neurological, genetic, and evolutionary perspectives. Topics will include a wide range of evil and good, from individual acts of aggression and helping behavior to large-scale phenomena such as genocide.

PSYCH 121 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
22260
Closed
0
3Y1
5Enrollment Management
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This course is limited to incoming first year students.
002 (SEM)
P
25177
Open
3
3Y1
6Enrollment Management
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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