PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Fall 2022, Section 004 - The Psychology of Violence
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Details

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:

Description

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.

Course Requirements:

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. Textbook cost is $0.00.

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 choose a topic of study concerning violence and then search for psychology resources (use only peer-reviewed research articles), prepare, and give a PowerPoint presentation on your chosen topic of violence. You will also write a final paper that reviews the literature on your violence topic.

Schedule

PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
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001 (SEM)
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (SEM)
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
010 (SEM)
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (SEM)
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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