2019-2020
PSY380: Psychology and the Law

About This Course

Application of psychological methods and principles to the legal system. Topics to be covered include eyewitness testimony, confessions, the insanity defense, polygraphs, jury selection, profiling, serial killers, and victims.

Course At A Glance

Credit Hours:

3

Department:

Psychology

Course Level:

Upper

Semesters Offered:

Fall

Course Prerequisites

3 credit hours

PSY111: General Psychology

Introduction to psychology as a science, using the scientific approach to study many areas of behavior such as motivation, emotion, perception, thinking, learning, abnormal, personality, and  social.  This course satisfies an Area of Inquiry requirement for Social and Behavioral Sciences.

or

3 credit hours

PSY260: Social Psychology

The study of how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. Topics to be covered include the self, conformity, obedience, gender, attitudes, prejudice, liking and love, aggression, helping, and group behavior. This course satisfies an Area of Inquiry requirement for Social and Behavioral Sciences.


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