Cultures and Histories of the Mind|
From invention of psychoanalysis and the creation of experimental psychology as a scientific discipline to recent developments in evolutionary psychology, psychopharmacology, and cognitive neuroscience, the sciences of mind have given us a variety of ways to understand ourselves, other people, and human nature. These ways of thinking about mind have been powerful tools for classifying people and for understanding the differences between them. We have come to use the sciences of mind to understand, explain, measure, and manage intelligence, merit, illness, and deviance. This course examines how the mind sciences have developed their conceptual frameworks and methodological tools, how they consolidated as disciplines, and how they have drawn inspiration from and contributed to cultures in which they formed.
Ethical Reasoning, Writing
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: PSYC101 OR PSYC105
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Danziger, Kurt, NAMING THE MIND: HOW PSYCHOLOGY FOUND ITS LANGUAGE, London: Sage, 1997
Luhrmann, Tanya M., OF TWO MINDS: THE GROWING DISORDER IN AMERICAN PSYCHIATRY, Vintage
Paul, Diane, CONTROLLING HUMAN HEREDITY, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1995
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Paper and exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Only one Wesleyan University course can be taken as non-graded towards the major.
|Instructor(s): Cohen-Cole,Jamie Nace Times: .M.W... 08:30AM-09:50AM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 18||JR major: 12|| || |
|Seats Available: 20||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 10||FR: 0|
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