PSYCH 457 - Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
Section: 003 Citizens in the Crib: Children's Developing Understanding of Fairness & Justice
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Cost:
50-100
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Advisory Prerequisites:
PSYCH 250.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Is human nature selfish? How do we learn to tell right from wrong, good from evil, fair from unfair? Can we overcome prejudice and bias? Can we predict who will be a good citizen and who will become a psychopath? These are fundamental questions for all human societies, and also questions that have motivated recent research in the behavioral sciences investigating at the origins and the development of moral judgment and conduct. In this seminar, we will read recent articles and books by some of the most eloquent scientists in the field who are able to make their research accessible to the wider public.

Course Requirements:

Emphasis is put on reading the original literature, writing short weekly response papers in preparation for class, and engage in lively discussions.

Class Format:

This course is discussion-based, with the goal of bringing new ideas to bear on tricky questions that are still unresolved.

PSYCH 457 - Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
26250
Open
30
20PSYCH Majors
-
W 11:00AM - 2:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
24118
Open
30
20PSYCH Majors
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
28012
Open
30
20PSYCH Majors
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
32311
Open
18
18PSYCH Majors
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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