PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 002 Scientists in the Crib
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
<50
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
Does not count toward the requirements for the Psychology major nor the major in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How do children do science and (some) become scientists? Surprisingly even very young children acquire rich understandings of people, of plants and animals, and of the physical world: they do what can be called naïve psychology, naïve biology and naïve physics. Their emerging naïve scientific understandings have been described by some of the best scientists in the field in scientific articles, but also popular books, magazine articles, blogs, and op-ed writings. Children’s emerging naïve scientific understandings also set the stage for them learning (and mis-learning) formal science when they encounter it in their readings, classrooms, TV documentaries, museums and conversations with parents and teachers. For example, encounter information on evolution, climate change, astronomy, mental and physical health. And as some of them become scientists and do science as adult.

Course Requirements:

In this seminar, we will read recent articles, and one short book, by some of the most eloquent scientists in the world who are able to make their research accessible to the wider public. You will write two short papers, to dig deeper into the topics that you find most interesting and make one group presentation to the rest of us.

Class Format:

This course is discussion-based, emphasis is put on understanding and discussing the readings, discovering others, writing discussion questions in preparation for class, and engaging in lively discussions.

PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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11873
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
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24805
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1Y1
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Psych 120-002 meets in the Pillsbury Room, East Hall. Take the elevator located at the Church St., Psych side entrance of East Hall to floor "4M".
003 (SEM)
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28091
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2Y1
6Enrollment Management
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
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24806
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3Y1
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Psych 120-004 meets in the Pillsbury Room, East Hall. Take the elevator located at the Church St., Psych side entrance of East Hall to floor "4M".
005 (SEM)
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23050
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3Y1
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
006 (SEM)
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31372
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (SEM)
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31373
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1Y1
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M 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Note: PSYCH 120-007 Topic Title: Meaningful Leadership of Self and Others
008 (SEM)
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31374
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4Y1
6Enrollment Management
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Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
009 (SEM)
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31375
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
010 (SEM)
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31376
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (SEM)
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31936
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2Y1
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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