PSYC 612: Seminar in Advanced Social Psychology
Current Issues in Social Cognition

An advanced class on current issues in social cognition research. Each topic domain will begin with an overview of the current state of the art, usually based on handbook chapter readings, followed by a discussion of current open issues. The topics highlight the context sensitivity of human judgment by focusing on the situated, embodied, and experiential nature of human cognition. Bringing insight into basic psychological processes to bear on real world issues, we will discuss their implications for consumer behavior and political judgment (including issues that arise in the campaign of the 2014 midterm elections) and will develop relevant research ideas.