Social Psychology and the Law

PSY-P357 — Fall 2018

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PY 100
Days and Times
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday
Course Description

Do you ever wonder how someone might confess to a crime that they did not commit, or how eyewitness testimony influences jurors’ perceptions? Social psychology examines how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by other people.

P357: Social Psychology and the Law introduces you to areas of research in social psychology that bear on the American legal system. Specific topics include interrogations and confessions, eyewitness identification, juror decision-making, social psychology’s role in landmark legal cases, and social psychologists’ role as experts and advocates in the courtroom.

P: PSY-P101 and PSY-P102 or PSY-P155.  Course will count as a PSY Elective in the PSYBA.