Fall 2008

Social Cognition

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-51


Robert C. Foels (Section 01)


This course focuses on how cognitive processes influence and are influenced by social variables. The topics covered in the course include classic and contemporary theories of social cognition, and an exploration of how mental representations underlie basic areas of psychology such as attention, reasoning, memory, stereotypes, prejudice and the use of self. The course will draw on empirical psychological literature predominantly from the field of social psychology, but also from cognitive and developmental psychology. Requisite: Psychology 11. Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Professor Foels.