PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 008 The Psychology of Violence
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
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:

This freshman seminar is focused on the study of violence. Using readings, lectures, clinical case presentations, films, and class discussions, we cover the range of psychological theories that can account for violence across the lifespan. The course begins with a discussion of a range of violence events and definitions of violence victimization and violence perpetration. Theoretical frameworks and models useful for understanding violence are introduced, including developmental psychopathology, cognitive development, neuropsychology, bio-behavioral theory and intergenerational systems theory. Following the developmental psychopathology model, research on relevant risk and protective factors associated with violence is also presented. In addition, the evidence for best intervention practices in treating violence victims is examined.

Class activities, assignments and discussion center on assessing, explaining and illustrating violence in films and readings. Thus, the course content contains some violent images that may be upsetting to some. Full preparation and participation in discussion is expected at each class with questions given in advance. There are three required elements. First, are the weekly, individual short essays responding to questions based on the assigned readings and applied to in-class presentations or films. Second, your participation in class discussion is expected. Third, in this seminar you will join with others in the class to choose a topic of study concerning violence and then search for psychology resources (use only peer reviewed research articles), prepare and together give a Power Point presentation on your chosen topic of violence. Your group will co-write a final literature review paper.

Course Requirements:

Grades are based on the short essays (50%), the research presentation and final paper (40%), and class discussion and preparation (10%).

Class Format:

Each week a didactic presentation is followed by a clinical case presentation and/or a film, and a discussion.

PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
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001 (SEM)
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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
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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
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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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