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Interim 2007

Psychology

W40 Social Psychology in Film. This course explores basic social psychological concepts and principles as revealed in contemporary films. Attention is given to the nature and dynamics of social thought, social influence and social relationships. Films portraying the processes of attitude formation and change, conformity and obedience, prejudice and aggression, social attraction and conflict are discussed in relationship to the relevant social psychological theory and research. Students write a series of five brief papers relating readings from the psychological literature to the content of films such as Schindler's List and The Shawshank Redemption . Evaluation includes a final small group project and paper. No prerequisite. Not open to students who have taken or who plan to take Psychology 310-Social Psychology. M. Bolt. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

W80 Psychopathology in Film. From The Three Faces of Eve, to The Silence of the Lambs, to What About Bob? through various films in the horror genre, film has attempted to capture the essence of psychopathological affect, behavior, and cognition. This course traces concepts of psychopathology as presented in film. The focus is on various psychological disorders, emphasizing symptoms and perspectives of causation. Students view a variety of films that attempt to exemplify these disorders. The films are critiqued on accuracy and realism. The goal is to acquaint students with various psychological disorders and to develop critical-thinking skills in viewpoint film portrayals of psychological disorders. Students are evaluated on the basis of a group project and final paper. Prerequisite: Psychology 151, and 212 or equivalent. From The Three Faces of Eve, to The Silence of the Lambs, to What About Bob? Through various films in the horror genre, film has attempted to capture the essence of psychopathological affect, behavior, and cognition. This course traces concepts of psychopathology as presented in film. The focus is on various psychological disorders, emphasizing symptoms and perspectives of causation. Students view a variety of films that attempt to exemplify these disorders. The films are critiqued on accuracy and realism. The goal is to acquaint students with various psychological disorders and to develop critical-thinking skills in viewpoint film portrayals of psychological disorders. Students are evaluated on the basis of a group project and final paper. This course will fulfill an elective in the psychology major or minor. Prerequisite: Psychology 151, and 212 or equivalent . R. Scott Stehouwer. 8:30 a.m. to noon.

W82 Knowing Yourself: The Psychology of Self-Understanding. This course is an introduction to contemporary theories and research about how people come to know and evaluate themselves and how self-judgments influence our emotions, actions, and aspirations. How can an individual's self-concept and self-esteem be assessed? What are the limits and distortions of self-understanding? How does one's self-concept originate and develop? How do people seek to maintain stable self conceptions and enhanced heir self-esteem? How does self-understanding contribute to the way we deal with anxiety, depression, and personal failure? What dynamics contribute to the disintegration of self? The course includes readings, lectures, class discussions, films, and personal reflection on one's own self-concept. Students are required to take two written tests and to complete a narrative life history that demonstrates their ability to use appropriate principles and concepts from the course. This course is not open to students who have taken or plan to take Psychology 311. This course will fulfill an elective in the psychology major or minor. Prerequisite: Psychology 151. G. Weaver, J. Brink. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

IDIS W39 Christian Discipleship. W. Joosse.

 

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