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CGSC 336.00 Moral Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making 6 credits

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 14, Waitlist: 0

Olin 102


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Synonym: 60233

Kathleen M Galotti

In this seminar course we will examine how children, adolescents, and adults confront moral dilemmas, reason about ethical issues, and decide on a course of action when challenged by confounding questions. Topics include the development of moral reasoning, gender difference in moral reasoning, socio-cultural influences on moral reasoning, and how moral issues intersect with other realms of decision making. We will examine work by Lawrence Kohlberg, Carol Gilligan, Eliot Turiel, and Jonathan Haidt. As a seminar, the emphasis will be on discussion. Course requirements include regular attendance and participation, preparing and leading class discussions, short reaction/reflection papers, and a final paper. 

Prerequisite: Cognitive Science 130 or Cognitive Science 232, 236 or any 200-level course in Psychology or Instructor Consent

CGSC 396.00 Directed Research in Cognitive Studies 3 credits

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 4, Waitlist: 0

Olin 106


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Synonym: 61762

Kathleen M Galotti

Senior majors in cognitive studies will work with the instructor to develop a thesis proposal for their comps project.

Prerequisite: Cognitive Science 130, Cognitive Science/Psychology 232/233 and Psychology 200/201 or Instructor Consent

PSYC 250.00 Developmental Psychology 6 credits

Closed: Size: 25, Registered: 15, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 121


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Synonym: 61777

Kathleen M Galotti

An introduction to the concept of development, examining both theoretical models and empirical evidence. Prenatal through late childhood is covered with some discussion of adolescence when time permits. Topics include the development of personality and identity, social behavior and knowledge, and cognition. In addition, attention is paid to current applications of theory to such topics as: day care, the role of the media, and parenting.

Prerequisite: Psychology 110 or instructor permission

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