Course Detail

Current Topics in Behavioral Science I (38901)

Course Description by Faculty

  • O'Brien, Ed Risen, Jane
  • Content

    This is a graduate seminar for Ph.D. students interested in intuitive belief and experience, broadly defined. The course will be divided into two parts. The first half of the course (led by Jane) will cover current topics related to the psychology of intuitive belief, including magical thinking and superstition, rituals, stereotyping, and connecting across lines of difference. The second half (led by Ed) will cover current topics related to the psychology of real-time experience, such as how beliefs shape hedonic reactions like enjoyment and how online consumption can diverge from memories and forecasts of those same experiences.

    The purpose of this seminar is to stimulate future research, by you, on the course topics. Students are expected to read the assigned articles in advance, actively participate in class discussions, generate original research ideas, and, provide critical and constructive comments on classmates’ research ideas.

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

  • Syllabus
  • Winter 2023Section: 38901-50W 1:30PM-4:30PMHarper Center3SW - Seminar RoomIn-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: December 21 2022