Spring 2012

Social Cognition

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-251


Tamara A. Rahhal (Section 01)
Matthew Schulkind (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: PSYC 100. Limited to 25 students. Spring semester.  Visiting Lecturer Rahhal.

PSYC 251 - L/D

Section 01
W 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM MERR 4

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Social Cognition: Making Sense of People Cambridge, MA Kunda, Z. TBD
Into thin Air. Random House Krakauer, J. TBD
Memory: Fragments of a Modern History U of Chicago Press Winter, A. TBD


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012