An introduction to the nature of psychological inquiry regarding the origins, variability, and change of human behavior. As such, the course focuses on the nature-nurture controversy, the processes associated with cognitive and emotional development, the role of personal characteristics and situational conditions in shaping behavior, and various approaches to psychotherapy.
Limited to 40 students per section. Fall semester: Professors Sanderson and Salvatore. Spring semester: Professors Raskin and Visiting Professor Mendoza.