PSYCH 401 Critical Thinking in Psychology - Honors Seminar
This seminar aims at developing and nurturing students’ critical thinking expected in graduate school. Students are encouraged to stay open-minded about higher levels and new ways of learning and cultivate intellectual curiosity. We examine classical research as well as recent research in depth in a variety of sub-fields in psychology such as social psychology, cultural psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, clinical psychology, and judgment and decision-making. These sub-fields of psychology are relevant to other social sciences such as sociology, anthropology, business, and economics. Through selected topics in these sub-fields of psychology, we aim to critically evaluate psychological research for its theories, scientific methods, statistical analysis, findings, and for its application to the real world. We also consider the future direction of psychological science.
Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 201 , PSYCH 202 , and PSYCH 301 . (all with a minimum grade of C) or equivalent courses in non-psychology majors, or with permission of the instructor.
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