PSYCH 121 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science
Section: 001 Mind, Brain, and Evil
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a concentration plan in Psychology.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
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
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001 (SEM)
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This course is limited to incoming first year students.
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