Spring 2012

Social Cognition

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-251


Tamara A. Rahhal (Section 01)
Matthew D. 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.

If Overenrolled: Majors will be given preference according to seniority.


2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012