PSYC 361 Psychology of Nonviolence

Last offered Spring 2014

Nonviolence refers to choice behavior in interpersonal interactions in which physical and psychological injury to others is rejected as an option. In this course we will study moral and psychological theories of nonviolence, and evaluate the empirical support for their central empirical claims of psychological benefits to the practitioner, attitude change in the adversary, and positive exemplary effects on social interaction. Topics include anger and self-control, aggression, evil, conflict resolution, empathy, and forgiveness.
Class Format: discussion/seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: class attendance and participation, discussion leadership, short essays, and a final paper
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Prerequisites: any 200-level course in PSYC or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Psychology majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: JLST Theories of Justice/Law,PSYC Area 6 - Other/Interdisciplinary Psychology
Enrollment Limit: 16
Expected Enrollment: 16
Class Number: 3555
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PSYC 361 SEM Psychology of Nonviolence Division 2: Social Studies Kris N. Kirby
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