Psychology for Designers

New School for Social Research: Psychology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Psychology for Designers
Spring 2024
Taught By: Ruthe Foushee and Sydney Segal
Section: A

CRN: 15097

Credits: 3

"This course is intended for Parsons graduate students whose design projects would benefit from connecting with and understanding psychological theory, evidence, and methods. Students will be exposed to fundamental principles of psychology that can apply across design projects, including options for data collection, ethical considerations in treating human participants in the design process and as users of what is designed, and evaluating impacts. Depending on the design questions that students bring, the course may include evidence from different subfields of psychology, for example on how people perceive, think, feel, remember, communicate, interact, and change over the lifespan; on individual and cultural variability in psychological processes; and on mental health and well-being. Since a cornerstone of this course will be learning and applying skills for design projects, it is particularly useful for students before their thesis year. However, students already in the process of completing their projects will also benefit from one-on-one consultations with the instructor and teaching assistan​t. Prior coursework in psychology is not required.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (GPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 5:54am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 901
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024