Theories of Mind & Society

New School for Social Research: Psychology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Theories of Mind & Society
Fall 2024
Taught By: Lawrence Hirschfeld
Section: A

CRN: 17032

Credits: 3

A major task facing all humans is to make sense of the actions of others. Unsurprisingly, given the importance of meeting this challenge, humans everywhere display dedicated capacities that enhance our ability to interpret and predict the behavior of others. On one hand, humans readily mentalize--that is, they attribute to others unseen mental states and expect that these mental states systematically give rise to action. On the other hand, humans readily recognize others as being *sorts* of people, occupying *sorts* of roles, and they use this information to understand others' behavior. This seminar explores these capacities, particularlly the psychological and social mechanisms that subserve them. Of particular interest is how these capacities develop, both over an individual's lifetime, evolutionarily, and comparatively across cultural environments and across species.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (PSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:54am EDT 7/13/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 902
Date Range: 8/28/2024 - 12/4/2024