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PSYC 375.00 Language and Deception 6 credits

Closed: Size: 15, Registered: 16, Waitlist: 0

Olin 106

Synonym: 61799

Mija M Van Der Wege

In this course we will examine deception and persuasion in language use. We will take up three main issues. The first is what it means to deceive and how people deceive others through language. What methods do they use, and how do these methods work? The second issue is why people deceive. What purposes do their deceptions serve in court, in advertising, in bureaucracies, in business transactions, and in everyday face-to-face conversation? The third issue is the ethics of deception. Is it legitimate to deceive others, and if so, when and why?

Prerequisite: Psychology 232, 234, 238 or Cognitive Science 236.

PSYC 382.00 Topics in Social and Personality: Endings 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 17, Waitlist: 0

CMC 209


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Synonym: 61800

Neil S Lutsky

This seminar will examine the psychology of endings, including endings associated with psychotherapy, social interactions, personal relationships, social roles, literature and the arts, and life itself. We will address when and how endings occur, how we experience endings, and what makes an ending a good or poor one, among other issues.

Prerequisite: Psychology 252, 256, 258, or instructor permission

PSYC 386.00 Intervention Science: Using Psychology to Advance Social Good 6 credits

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

Olin 102


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Synonym: 61268

Mitchell R Campbell

Many of the most pressing issues facing our world today, including prejudice/discrimination, climate change, health, conflict, and polarization/radicalization, ultimately stem from human behavior. As a science centrally focused on human behavior, psychology is well-poised to contribute meaningfully to developing solutions to these and other issues. In this class, we will review the rapidly expanding literature on intervention science, which involves employing psychological concepts and principles to change real-world outcomes. We will also study relevant behavioral science and motivational theories, as well as examining how findings from the lab can be translated to real-world applications. Students will also complete a final project that will involve conducting their own intervention experiment in the field. Students will leave the class equipped to use their knowledge of behavioral science to effect change in the real world to address the issues they care about. 

Prerequisite: Psychology 110 or instructor consent

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