Academic Bulletin 2022-2023 
    Jun 16, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYCH 579 - Junior Seminar: The Psychology of Power

Credits: 4
An examination of current social science research and theory related to power, power dynamics, and social status. Topics may include; the impact of power and status (or lack thereof) on health, physiology and cognitive performance, the maintenance/destruction of structures of hierarchy, the impact of individual differences related to feelings of domination over social groups and the environment, challenges/barriers related to discussing and disclosing social status, and leadership. The course emphasizes close reading and in-class discussion/presentation of social psychology and behavioral economics research related to power culminating in students writing a detailed research proposal.

Prerequisite: PSYCH 162 , PSYCH 206 ; PSYCH 207 , and permission of instructor.

Distribution Requirements: none.