BCSC 185: Social Cognition

Offered: Fall
Cross-listed: CSSP/PSYC 210
Prerequisites: PSYC 101 recommended

Social cognition combines classic social psychology with methods and theories from cognitive psychology and neuroscience to study how people make sense of each other and the social world. We will examine how the social environment influences cognitive processes such as attention, heuristics, and appraisals, and how these processes in turn affect decisions, behaviors, and health. We will critically evaluate research on a variety of topics, such as emotion regulation, stereotyping and prejudice, and stress and decision making.