PSYC 384 - Topical Applications in Psychological Science
Semester Offered: Spring
Individual or group studies with prior approval of the adviser and of the instructor who supervises the work. This course focuses on topical applications of psychological science.
Topic for 2020/21a: Topical Application in Psychological Science. Students read and discuss current research on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.), covering a range of psychological perspectives (Developmental, Personality, Social, Health) and develop a research project to be conducted, analyzed, and written up in the second half of the semester. The goal is to build on and extend existing about participants’ use of social media and how it intersects with their social and emotional well-being. Dara Greenwood.
Topic for 2020/21b: Developmental Science in Action: Creating a Provider Resource. Students will design a developmental movement and somatic curriculum for young humans. We will situate the project in developmental science, somatic learning methods, parent and teacher self-efficacy research, and developmental contemplative science. Students will also consult with community early care providers, develop evidence-based activities, conduct experiential piloting of the activities, and design outcome assessments. These materials will serve as a resource for teachers and parents in early development programs, such as the Day One initiative in the City of Poughkeepsie. Carolyn Palmer.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor; each instructor sets content-specific prerequisites.
One 2-hour period.
Course Format: INT
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