PSYCH 121 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science
Section: 003 Mind, Brain, and Evil
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Consent:
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.
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:

What is evil? Why do people hurt each other? Why do people often choose killing and cruelty over caring and compassion? In this course, we will examine how the cognitive and emotional processes of the brain contribute to violence, cruelty, and other forms of evil behavior. We will consider how biological and psychological factors interact with an individual's social context and environment to generate evil behavior. Our discussions will include psychological, psychiatric, neurological, and evolutionary perspectives.

PSYCH 121 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
44544
Closed
0
1Y1
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
44545
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
47061
Closed
0
2Y1
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Please do not contact the instructor for overrides. Seats are scheduled to open up periodically over the summer.
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 0446546933
Columbine, Author: Dave Cullen., Publisher: Twelve 1st ed. 2009
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0679745580
In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences, Author: Truman Capote., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 1993
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0394710355
Into that darkness : an examination of conscience, Author: Gitta Sereny., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 1982
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1572304510
Without conscience : the disturbing world of the psychopaths among us, Author: Robert D. Hare., Publisher: Guilford Press 1999
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0312420609
The adversary : a true story of monstrous deception, Author: Emmanuel Carrere ; translated by Linda Coverdale., Publisher: Picador USA 1st Picado 2002
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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