PaGE: Psychology (X.PSYCH)

X.PSYCH-100 Introduction to Psychology

Credits: 4

This course provides an introduction to Psychology. How do we make decisions, form attachments, and learn a language? Can we inherit schizophrenia? Why are we fearful of some situations and not others? What factors influence the way we form attitudes or develop prejudices? This course addresses such questions to provide an overview of current research in psychology.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
N. Gilbert Cote

X.PSYCH-210 Social Psychology

Credits: 4

This course surveys a range of topics within social psychology. How do other people influence us? How do people perceive one another? How do attitudes develop and change? Under what conditions do people conform to, or deviate from, social norms? We will survey concepts across several areas of social psychology with an emphasis on empirical research evidence.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
N. Gilbert Cote

X.PSYCH-230 Human Development Throughout the Lifespan

Credits: 4

This course surveys human development from conception and infancy, through childhood and adolescence, and into late adulthood. Through consideration of major theories and current research, we will discuss the core issues of human development within the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive domains. Through guided discussion, readings, and activities, we will journey through the rapid physical and cognitive development of infancy; explore adolescence and the search for identity; examine moral reasoning in young adulthood; appraise the classic theoretical approaches to midlife changes; and attempt to define "successful aging" in late adulthood. These topics, among many others, will be addressed through a lifespan perspective as we endeavor toward understanding the remarkable human developmental experience.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
C. Lee
Notes: The course is designed to fulfill requirements for those pursuing credit within the social sciences, education, and health fields (however, students should check with their department to ensure course approval). Students of any field or level are welcome.

X.PSYCH-236 Adolescent and Adult Development

Credits: 4

When we think of human development, we often think of the period between infancy and late childhood. However, contemporary research contends that we continue to develop in crucial ways across the "other" 3/4 of our lifespan. This course surveys human development from adolescence to late adulthood through consideration of major theories and current research relating to social, emotional, and cognitive domains. We will journey through adolescence and explore the search for identity, examine moral reasoning in young adulthood, appraise the classic theoretical approaches to midlife changes, define "successful aging" in late adulthood, and identify issues that surround death and bereavement.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
C. Lee