PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 003 Law and Psychology
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Honors, FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
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.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar will study the relationship between law and psychology within a general framework. We will examine a number of real cases that have been covered by the popular press (e.g., the trial of Lorena Bobbitt) as well as some fictional accounts (e.g., Grisham's A Time to Kill) with regard to how the law defines the limits of personal responsibility. We will also discuss the psychological import of legal issues such as the insanity defense, and battered wife syndrome. Each student will write a weekly commentary as well as a "closing argument" that will be presented to the class for one of the cases under consideration.

PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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15805
Closed
0
13Y1
 
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M 5:00PM - 8:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
29213
Closed
0
3Y1
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
15807
Closed
0
2LSA Hnrs Y1
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TuTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
15809
Closed
0
5Y1
6Enrollment Management
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
15811
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
P
44543
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14Y1
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
45046
Open
1
3Y1
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
008 (SEM)
P
46260
Closed
0
2LSA Hnrs Y1
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0060907428
The battered woman, Author: Lenore E. Walker., Publisher: Perennial Library 1st Harper 1980
Required
ISBN: 0312084552
Witness for the defense : the accused, the eyewitness, and the expert who puts memory on trial, Author: Elizabeth Loftus and Katherine Ketcham., Publisher: St. Martin's Press 1st pbk. e 1992
Required
ISBN: 0440245915
A time to kill, Author: John Grisham., Publisher: Dell 20th anniv 2009
Required
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