PSYCH 2650

PSYCH 2650

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

This course explores how cognitive, social & clinical psychology are used in law. Law makes many assumptions about human psychology, and lawyers and judges regularly rely on psychological research in their cases. The course examines the psychology underlying criminal confessions; children's testimony; the insanity defense; risk assessment; judge and jury decision making; criminal punishment; constitutional law; and common law (tort, contract, and property) disputes. The course assesses the use and misuse of psychology in these subjects.  

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: undergraduates.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HD 2650LAW 2650

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16704PSYCH 2650  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person