PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 002 Intelligence and Self-Control: Implications for Success in College and Beyond
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Course Note:
A small seminar, which will introduce entering students to the topic of Psychology and issues which are important in the field of psychology. Through this seminar, students will be able to develop an understanding of how various theories and applications of the discipline of psychology may be helpful in understanding the world.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
>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:

It takes “smarts” to get into college, especially selective institutions such as the University of Michigan. But many smart students also engage in stupid behavior, at times putting their college and life dreams at risk. In this course, we will attempt to come to grips with this conundrum. This course aims to develop your knowledge of what intelligence is and isn’t and what predicts academic achievement in addition to various life outcomes.

In this class you will be exposed to traditional approaches to the study of intelligence, in addition to theories dealing with how people can generate foolish behavior even though they may seem to be “intelligent” in other respects. We will then focus on approaches to strategic self-control as a way of bridging the divide between intelligence and foolishness. An overriding goal of the course is to qualify if not dispense with narrow definitions of intelligence in predicting success in college and life.

PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
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48459
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Tu 5:00PM - 8:00PM
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45487
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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45978
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TuTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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45979
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
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48968
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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