PSY 341k • Self and Social Interaction - W
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
This course will focus on what social scientists (predominantly psychologists, but also sociologists, philosophers, anthropologists, and historians) have learned about self-knowledge and how it relates to social behavior. Topics will range from the nature of self-esteem and depression to positive illusions and what makes people satisfied with their relationships. To this end, we will read and critique a mix of contemporary and classic articles on the self.
Discussion questions/Class participation: 10% Questions on readings: 30% Literature review: 30% Research paper: 30%
M.H. Kernis (Ed.), (2006) Self-esteem: Issues and answers. New York: Psychology Press. ISBN: 1841694207 Readings: A collection of readings assembled by the instructor to complement the text.