Theories in Psychology|
Spring 2020 not offered
|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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(PSYC)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
|Examination and Assignments: |
4-6 short papers; research paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Admission by POI. Interested students should contact Professor prior to or during pre-registration to receive instructions for submitting a POI request.