Courses of Study 2018-2019 
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Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYCH 2610 - Development of Social Behavior

(crosslisted) HD 2610  
Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: introductory psychology or a human development course is highly recommended.

K. Kinzler.

Examines the origins and development of human social behavior. Our species is notably social, with both positive and negative consequences: we thrive in groups, yet we often discriminate against those who are not like us. This course focuses on social cognitive development in infancy and early childhood, with the goal of understanding the foundations of human nature in a social context. Likely topics include theories of mind, social learning, social categorization, motivation, moral development, and attachment.

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