PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Sustainability: Can Psychology Save the Planet?
Instruction Mode: Section 001 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
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:

Description

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.

Course Requirements:

Grades in this discussion-based seminar are based upon participation, weekly assignments and quizzes, and personal and group projects that include a written and a class presentation component. Expected cost: $30 for a textbook from Amazon that you will order after the term begins.

Schedule

PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
11709
Closed
0
4Y1
6Enrollment Management
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
36553
Closed
0
6Y1
6Enrollment Management
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F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Psych 120-002 meets in Pillsbury Room, floor 4M of East Hall. Use the Psych Church Street side Elevator to go to 4M. Elevator opens into classroom (Fall 2021).
003 (SEM)
 In Person
24764
Open
2
2Y1
6Enrollment Management
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M 9:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
22837
Closed
0
3Y1
6Enrollment Management
-
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
21503
Closed
0
1Y1
6Enrollment Management
-
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
26085
Closed
0
3Y1
6Enrollment Management
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
27429
Closed
0
6Enrollment Management
1Y1
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
29683
Closed
0
2Y1
6Enrollment Management
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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