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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2003 - Topics in Psychology and Society

Hours: 4
Focusing on the common theme of psychology and society, sections of this course examine the relationship between the individual and social structures, such as families, communities, and cultures. Particular attention will be paid to positive and negative consequences of these shared social experiences on the thoughts and behavior of the individual. Each section of the course will have a special topical focus selected from the following: the influence of media on our lives, social representations of childhood, the psychology of prejudice, close relationships, social control of individual behavior, individual and collective memory, or the ethical considerations of experiments with human participants.