Psychology and Social Policy

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Psychology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Psychology & Social Policy

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 7270

Credits: 4

There are a number of findings in social cognitive psychology that can and often do inform public policy. The purpose of this course is to present and discuss links between findings coming from empirical studies in cognitive psychology and their applications in the public sphere. In this course, you will learn basic models and phenomena in the field of social cognition and discuss their implications for social policy in both the US and internationally. A sample topic concerns the language used to talk about members of different social groups (e.g., gender or ethnic groups), and how such linguistic biases contribute to social discrimination (e.g., in relation to gender or health inequality) and affect policy making (e.g., affirmative action and targeting social health campaigns to different ethnic groups). ​Prerequisites: (Undergraduate level LPSY 2008 Minimum Grade of C) or (Undergraduate level LPSY 2020 Minimum Grade of C) or (Undergraduate level LPSY 2040 Minimum Grade of C) or (Undergraduate level LPSY 2036 Minimum Grade of C) or (Undergraduate level LPSY 2042 Minimum Grade of C) or (Undergraduate level LPSY 2048 Minimum Grade of C) or (Undergraduate level LPSY 2038 Minimum Grade of C) or (Undergraduate level LPSY 2044 Minimum Grade of C) or (Undergraduate level ULEC 2161 Minimum Grade of C)

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Psychology (LPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 37

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 1:26am 8/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/11/2020