The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study and laboratory sessions you attend, along with your reading and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability.
The programme structure outlined below is indicative of what you will study. It may change slightly from year to year as new topics are introduced and after we have listened to current student feedback on teaching.
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An overview of current research questions and results in the area of cognition and emotion. Exploration of both basic research questions as well as implications of cognitive approaches towards emotions for domains such as emotional disorders and psychological resilience and well-being. Prerequisite: PYSC 110.
* PSYC 125a / CHLD 125a / EDST 125a, Child Development
An interdisciplinary introduction to the role of technology in contemporary society. The aim is to apply principles and concepts from a variety of social science disciplines (e.g., anthropology, sociology, psychology and gerontology) to explore the influence of technology on society and the effect of technological change on our social lives, including our interpersonal relationships, work, culture, and society. Topics include how technology changes relationships, the cumulative advantages and disadvantages associated with technology, digital natives versus digital immigrants, the pace of technological change, changes to the nature of how people learn and think, and the meaning of technology in society.
PSYC 126a, Attraction and Relationships
This award, named in honor of American Psychological Association staff members Nancy Forest and Michael Honaker, is meant for graduate student members of the who are currently enrolled in a regionally accredited university. Students must submit a research proposal, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation.
* PSYC 128b / CHLD 128b / EDST 128b, Language, Literacy, and Play
This scholarship fund offers 16 scholarships for graduate students, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. The major criterion is the research proposal, and students must provide a description of the context of their research. Students must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program to apply.
PSYC 130a / CGSC 110a, Introduction to Cognitive Science
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