|This is a graduate seminar for Ph.D. students interested in behavioral science. The course will be divided into two parts. The first part (taught by Jane Risen) will cover current topics related to the psychology of intuitive belief and judgment, including magical thinking and superstition, embodied cognition, emotion management, and automatic inferences. The second part (taught by Anuj Shah) will consider how psychological theory is useful for informing policy, focusing on how cognitive capacity or “mental bandwidth” can inform our understanding of poverty and how the distinction between automatic and reflective thinking can inform our understanding of crime and violence.|
|Grades will be based on class participation, short thought papers, oral presentations, and a research proposal.|
|PhD students only. Non PhD students must receive approval from the instructors.
Description and/or course criteria last updated: 07/16/2013
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