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Theories in Psychology

PSYC 314
Fall 2016
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: SISP 314
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

Theory is a central tool in psychology, directing empirical investigations and interpretations of human action. Psychology theory likewise has come to significantly guide social policy and personal understandings of human actions. This course introduces the practice of theory construction and appraisal. We will ask, What is a good psychological theory, what are its origins, and how should it be appraised? The theories to be considered include classic works from learning theory to psychoanalysis; mid-range theories such as dissonance, mass action, script, and role theory; and contemporary theories emerging in social psychology, cognitive psychology, emotion research, and neuroscience.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(PSYC)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on SEP-28-2021
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