PSYCH 1101

PSYCH 1101

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Why are people superstitious?  Why do people blush when they are embarrassed?  What is intelligence (and are IQ tests a good way to measure it)?  Why don't psychopaths feel guilty when they harm others?  How reliable are childhood memories?  Why do we laugh?  Do violent video games make people act violently?  Why do some people seem instantly trustworthy and others seem "creepy"?  How do we choose whom to sleep with, date, or marry?  How does stress affect our body?  While questions like these have been asked for centuries, psychology has begun to provide answers to these--and other questions about the human mind--by applying the tools of scientific investigation.

When Offered Fall, summer (six-week session).

Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: Students may not receive credit for both HD 1120 (People in Perspective: Brain, Mind, and Society) and PSYCH 1101.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

Comments Attendance at lecture mandatory. Students who wish to take discussion seminar should also enroll in PSYCH 1103.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Six Week Summer. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1332PSYCH 1101  LEC 001

    • MTWRFUris Hall 262
    • Jun 25 - Aug 3, 2018
    • Bulkin, D

  • This Summer Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/courses/courses.php?v=1001