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APSY 8917 Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course discusses theories of human development and examines empirical research on cognitive and affective processes underlying behavior. In addressing the cognitive bases of behavior, it explores key mental processes (e.g., attention, memory, problem solving) and constructs (e.g., schemas, heuristics) that have been instrumental in understanding everyday functioning. The socio-affective bases of behavior addressed in the course include emotions, temperament, and self-concept. The students in this course explore fundamental theoretical questions, such as the role of biology and environment in development, and consider practical applications of current theoretical and empirical knowledge concerning the bases of human behavior.


Instructor(s): Marina Vasilyeva

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Ph.D. students only. All others must get instructor approval.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13