PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 001 Intelligence and Self-Control: Implications for Success in College and Beyond
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Course Note:
A small seminar introducing students to the topics of psychology and issues which are important to the field of psychology.
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
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.
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.

Course Requirements:

Students will be evaluated based on attendance, constructive participation, leading discussion, pop quizzes, and a cumulative exam.

Intended Audience:

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PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
Th 5:00PM - 8:00PM
003 (SEM)
3LSA Hnrs Y1
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Psych 120-005 Topic: Psychology In (your) Education
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