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PSYC 250 – Introduction to Developmental Psychology

  • Provides a general introduction to major theories, perspectives, research developments and methods in developmental psychology.
  • Topics covered in this course include theory and research related to prenatal, cognitive, emotional, social, language and moral development, as well as the influence of culture on development.

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PSYC 250 Syllabus-2021-01-08

 

PSYC 352 – Culture and Cognition

  • The course will provide you with a general introduction to major theories, perspectives, research developments and methods in the relatively young sub-field of cross-cultural developmental psychology.
  • Specifically we will approach this topic from a social‐cognitive perspective, examining the impact of differences in parenting and the early social ecology of infants on development.

Course Syllabus

PSYC 450/425/426 – Community Engaged Research for Social Science in Vanuatu

  • Four week field school focusing on learning methods and skills for conducting community-engaged social science research
  • Students will spend the the first week in Vanuatu living in Port Vila, practicing Bislama, learning about Tanna culture, and developing their research project with community members
  • Two weeks will be spent on Tanna Island, conducting and revising project according to local goals, feedback, and general input
  • Final week will be spent in Port Vila, conducting analyses and summarizing findings to present back to community members in an appropriate and community-led manner
  • Application Deadline: January 31st, 2020
  • Recommended Courses: PSYC 250, PSYC 351

Application Instructions

 

Application Instructions

PSYC 106 – Psychological Issues in Contemporary Society: Psychology of Climate Change

  • Explores the important role of psychology in the mitigation of, and adaptation to our changing climate
  • Provides a brief introduction to the climate change basics, including its mechanisms and impacts, and how scientists measure and model climate
  • Addresses how psychological science can help answer questions including:
    • What is the best way to communicate about climate change, and how does one spot climate misinformation?
    • How does the functioning of the human brain influence our understanding of, and decisions to take action on, the issue of climate change?
    • What roles do culture and inequity play in the adaptation to climate change?
    • How does empathy for nature develop?
    • How does climate change influence kids, and how can kids influence climate change?
    • How does climate change influence human mental health and wellbeing?

Course Outline

Directed Studies

  • work with a Psychology department faculty member on a reading or a research project of mutual interest

Eligibility Requirements and Application

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