||An introduction to the major sub-fields
of psychology: behavioral neuroscience,
cognitive, developmental, social and
personality, psychopathology, and health.
The course aims to acquaint students
with the major methods, theoretical
points of view, and findings of each
sub-field. Important concepts are exemplified
by a study of selected topics and issues
within each of the six areas.
||A survey of theory and research in
social psychology. Topics include the
self, social perception, conformity,
attitudes and persuasion, prejudice,
aggression, altruism, interpersonal
attraction, and intergroup conflict.
Special attention is given to applications
to politics, advertising, sports, law,
business and health.
||This course deals with applications
of psychology to the legal system.
Relevant psychological theory and research
address the following controversies:
scientific jury selection, jury decision-making,
eyewitness testimony, child witnesses
in abuse cases, hypnosis, lie-detector
tests, interrogations and confessions,
the insanity defense, and the role
of psychologists as trial consultants
and expert witnesses. Observations
of videotaped trials, demonstrations,
and mock jury deliberations. Students
conduct original research in the area.
No knowledge of the law is necessary.