Course Detail

Current Topics in Behavioral Science I (38901)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Shah, Anuj Talhelm, Thomas
  • Content
    This is a graduate seminar for Ph.D. students interested in behavioral science. Each week, we will discuss a selection of related papers. Students will play an active role in shaping the discussion. And students will develop and present a new research idea over the course of the quarter. The course will be divided into two parts. The first part will be led by Anuj Shah and will likely focus on the psychology of scarcity, criminal justice, and policy interventions. The second half will be led by Thomas Talhelm and will focus on culture--students will learn about (1) cultural differences, (2) new theories that move beyond documenting differences and test ecological explanations for why cultures are different, (3) methodological challenges of measuring cultural differences, and (4) new tools for analyzing cultural datasets that many social psychologists are not familiar with. Note: If you took the survey course in Spring 2019, you have already completed the material on culture.
    • Discussion

  • Prerequisites
    Admitted to the Ph.D. program or consent of instructor.
    • PhD - students only

  • Grades
    • Graded attendance/participation

  • Syllabus
  • Autumn 2021Section: 38901-50T 2:00PM-5:00PMHarper Center3B - Seminar RoomIn-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: October 7 2021