PS 541. Moral Emotions (jointly taught with Prof. Jim Russell)
Spring 2013, Monday, 1-3:30 pm
What is the relationship between morality and emotion? Do uniquely moral emotions exist? In what contexts do moral emotions arise? This course explores the nature of emotion and the nature of morality and their relationship, from the perspectives of social, cognitive, developmental psychology and neuroscience. Topics include: emotion regulation, pro-social behavior, inter-group attitudes, perspective-taking.
PS 341. The Psychology of Morality
Fall 2012, Tuesday & Thursday 12-1:15 pm
How do we decide between right and wrong? When do we behave well, when do we behave badly, and why? In this course, we will explore moral judgment and behavior – the evolution and development of human morality, its psychological and brain basis, and moral “pathology” in clinical populations. Topics will include: emotion, mind perception, self-concept, motivated cognition, group membership, and connections to religion, politics, and the law.
PS 540. Advanced Topics in Social Psychology
Spring 2012, Monday 2-4 pm
This seminar is designed to provide students with an overview of current themes and research in social psychology. Topics include: social cognition, social influence, social interaction and group dynamics, close relationships, stereotype and prejudice, attitudes, prosocial behavior, the self and free will.