PSYCH571-002: Seminar in Social Psychology (Moral Psychology)
Professor Daryl Cameron
Tuesday - 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
How do we decide whether an action is morally right and wrong, or whether a person deserves blame or forgiveness? What causes us to help or harm, to cooperate or cheat? Moral philosophers have long debated these questions, and psychologists and neuroscientists are now using the scientific method to systematically study these topics. This course will give you a broad survey of the field, and illuminate specific debates and cutting-edge trends. Many prominent moral psychologists will visit us over Skype. By the end of the course, my goal is for you to have a ready-to-implement research project that bridges your current interests with ongoing debates in moral psychology. Because moral psychology is an inherently interdisciplinary topic, enrollment is encouraged from students in a range of fields (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, biology).