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PSYC 2278 Psychology of Thinking (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

Most people acknowledge that activities like solving a math problem or playing the piano require thinking, and that thinking is a process that is embedded into our daily lives. But what is thinking? In this class, we will examine how psychologists conceptualize broad habits of mind like persistence, imagination, teamwork, and creativity, determine some areas of daily life that teach these ways of thinking for school children, and speculate how we can measure each of these so-called "soft skills." This class requires engagement, reflection, and in-class participation rather than memorization of facts.


Instructor(s): Jillian Hogan

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 30-Nov-15