PSYCH 457 - Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
Fall 2020, Section 001 - Citizens in the Crib: Children's Developing Understanding of Fairness & Justice
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology

Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Cost:
50-100
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Advisory Prerequisites:
PSYCH 250.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Is human nature selfish? How do we learn to tell right from wrong, good from evil, fair from unfair? Can we overcome prejudice and bias? Can we predict who will be a good citizen and who will become a psychopath? These are fundamental questions for all human societies, and also questions that have motivated recent research in the behavioral sciences investigating at the origins and the development of moral judgment and conduct. In this seminar, we will read recent articles and books by some of the most eloquent scientists in the field who are able to make their research accessible to the wider public.

Course Requirements:

Emphasis is put on reading the original literature, writing short weekly response papers in preparation for class, and engage in lively discussions.

Class Format:

This course is discussion-based, with the goal of bringing new ideas to bear on tricky questions that are still unresolved.

Schedule

PSYCH 457 - Current Topics in Developmental Psychology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 Online
25500
Open
2
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Psych 457-001 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Fall 2020).
002 (SEM)
 Online
30558
Closed
0
 
2
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
31103
Open
6
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Psych 457-003 will be taught in person (Fall 2020).
004 (SEM)
 Online
41231
Open
28
 
-
M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets with Psych 958-001 (Fall 2020).
005 (SEM)
 Online
41442
Open
29
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Psych 457-005 will be taught remotely in an synchronous format (Fall 2020). Topic Title: Gender and Development.

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