PSYCH 121 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science
Section: 002 Sustainability: Can Psychology Save the Planet?
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
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.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

People are concerned about the state of our natural environment, with increasing interest in climate change, pollution, sustainable food production, and conservation. Despite this growing concern—and efforts by public and private interests to increase sustainability—we often fail to change behavior. Psychological research is needed to help us translate knowledge about sustainability into real behavior change. Existing approaches have tried to reach people through fear, social norms, personal values, and the desire to belong or to surpass others. In addition, “nudge” techniques try to passively change behavior. We need to evaluate these approaches and suggest new ones. Students will learn about some of our most pressing environmental issues and the psychological research that addresses them. Students will be divided into small groups that develop a book chapter about their favorite sub-topic. When all of the chapters are combined, we will have created an exciting, new book on the psychology of sustainability for a broad audience.

Course Requirements:

Students will be divided into small groups that develop a book chapter about their favorite sub-topic. When all of the chapters are combined, we will have created an exciting, new book on the psychology of sustainability for a broad audience.

PSYCH 121 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science
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31380
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
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31381
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Psych 121-002 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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31382
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
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31383
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3CSP Y1
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (SEM)
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31384
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3CSP Y1
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (SEM)
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34259
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Psych 121-006 Topic Title: Thinking
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