Fall 2018 not offered
This course is an advanced seminar on the relationship between language and thought, a central question in cognitive science and a very active area of research and theory in recent years. Students will be exposed to theoretical and empirical work evaluating the hypothesis that the language you speak influences or even determines the thoughts you can think. The case studies to be evaluated will include object kinds, number, spatial relations, time, gender, theory of mind, and causality.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
Primary source readings from experimental psychology, including development, psycholinguistics, and neuroscience.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Short response papers; discussion leading; and major seminar paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance is mandatory for active participation in discussion.