College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2021  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

PSYC 007. First-Year Seminar: Early Social Cognition

Humans are helplessly social: we spend much of our lives interacting with others, continuously encoding and processing information about our social world. What are the origins and developmental trajectory of our social cognition? Are we prejudiced from the start? How do we learn us vs. them distinction? When and how do young children come to appreciate the content of others’ minds? This course explores the underlying cognitive processes that shape infants’ and children’s understanding of the social world.
PSYC 007 serves as an alternate prerequisite for further work in the department.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for COGS.
Catalog chapter: Psychology  
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