Dec 12, 2018  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 4015 - Regarding the Self: Psychological Perspectives

Hours: 4
A study of the self from a range of psychological perspectives: perceptual, cognitive, social, narrative, philosophical, and historical. The underlying concept is that the self is the result of multiple influences and that these influences can be analyzed and integrated to understand the experience of a coherent self. The general themes to be addressed are the etiology and maintenance of self concepts, the relationship between self concepts and human meaning, the changing ideas of the self across time and place, and the interactive nature of the self with other people and the natural and physical worlds. The course takes the form of a seminar, with students responsible for leading discussions and providing commentary.