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Summer 2021
May 06,2021
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The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. PSYC 290 AGGRESSION. Aggression is a topic which inspires research, challenges theory, and presents troublesome issues that haunt society. This course will examine various approaches that scholars have employed to understand violence and aggressive behavior. Contributions to be considered will include those from evolutionary theory, animal behavior, and social, cognitive, developmental, and political psychology. Fulfills requirement for a psychology elective. PSYC290: PSYC OF COMMUNITY: The course will examine the object and the development of the discipline across the Globe. It will focus, specially, on Critical Community Psychology. Topics will include: Action research, Sense of community, Place attachment, Social support and capital, social change and power, Ecological perspective, Well-being promotion, Projects Designing and Evaluation, Community diagnosis tools, as Community Profiling, Individual interviews and Focus groups, Photovoice, Community maps and walks. Community Psychologist works in several contexts and communities (Local town administration, advocacy and neighborhood committees, T-groups, organizations, Mental health and Social services facilities, schools, co-housing etc) in the role of "Participant Conceptualizer" and “Social Catalyst” to enable an actual participative process in the community. As expert of the“process” and intervention in social systems, the goal of the community psychologist is to promote change, co-creating “bottom-up” knowledge and activating conditions for the “liberation” from oppression.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Psychology Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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