PSYCH 808 - Special Seminar
Section: 006 Social Cognition in Development and Evolution
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Cost:
<50
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The course addresses traditional questions about the role of social cognition in human development and evolution, integrating the newest findings from developmental and comparative psychology. The course is structured around three themes: cultural learning, cooperation, and competition. This corresponds to the three main theoretical approaches that have given rise to the study of social cognition from an evolutionary perspective and sparked much debate over what makes humans unique.

Course Requirements:

This course is discussion-based, with the goal of bringing new ideas (your ideas!) to bear on tricky questions that are still unresolved in the field. Emphasis is put on reading the original literature and preparation for our meetings by writing weekly response papers. Moreover, you will be able to write a final paper on a topic of your choice, in which you can address one of the problems raised in the literature and provide a comprehensive argument or a detailed outline for an empirical study.

Intended Audience:

The course is multidisciplinary in nature and particularly fun if students from different disciplines provide their unique perspectives. The course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.

PSYCH 808 - Special Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
28126
Open
12
12PSYCH Grad
-
TBA
Note: Psych 808-001 Topic Title: Edutainment 101: Using developmental science to understand and inform the development of educational apps and entertainment
002 (SEM)
P
26206
Open
9
9PSYCH Grad
-
M 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Note: Psych 808-002 meets in the Pillsbury Room, East Hall. Take EH Church Street Elevator up to "4M".
003 (SEM)
P
26575
Open
30
10PSYCH Grad
-
F 1:30PM - 3:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
28127
Open
12
12PSYCH Grad
-
F 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Note: Psych 808-004 meets in the Pillsbury Room, East Hall (take Church St elevator to level "4M")
005 (SEM)
P
28549
Open
12
12PSYCH Grad
-
W 10:00AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
29137
Open
15
15PSYCH Grad
-
Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
29391
Open
12
12PSYCH Grad
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (SEM)
P
32319
Open
12
12PSYCH Grad
-
M 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: PSYCH 808-009 meets in 3254EH.
010 (SEM)
P
22000
Open
10
10PSYCH Grad
-
TBA
Note: 808-010 meets in ISR
011 (SEM)
P
33435
Open
20
20PSYCH Grad
-
Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Psych 808-011 The Science of Self-Control
012 (SEM)
P
32230
Open
12
7PSYCH Grad
-
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
013 (SEM)
P
32320
Open
12
12PSYCH Grad
-
TBA
015 (SEM)
P
33767
Open
15
15PSYCH Grad
-
TBA
Note: Psych 808-015 Topic Title: Neuroimaging Data, Concepts, & Analysis
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