Psychology and Law

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Psychology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Psychology & Law

Fall 2021

Taught By: Travis Cyr

Section: A

CRN: 8786

Credits: 4

This seminar will explore historical trends and current directions of law and the justice system from a psychological perspective. We will critically examine the intersection of psychology and law, exploring implicit theories of human thought and behavior in the legal system and comparing those theories with the existing research. During the semester we will explore hotly debated topics related to interrogation, confessions, deception, eyewitness identification, false memories, jury selection, decision-making, and profiling. In addressing these topics we will be highlighting social, cognitive, and developmental perspectives of psychological research. We will consider how research to date has, for better or worse, affected the practice of law and discuss potential directions for future research, with the ultimate goal of determining how we can apply our knowledge in creating a more informed, fair, and operational justice system. Prerequisite: One Lang fundamentals course or ULEC Introduction to Psychology with a grade of "C" or higher.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Psychology (LPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 1:46pm 10/16/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1200A

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021