ENVI 346
Social Psychology and the Environment Fall 2009
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed ENVI 346 / PSYC 346
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This is a course in applied social psychology. The purpose of the course is to explore issues related to the environment and environmentalism from a social psychological perspective. At the core of the course is an attempt to understand why people sometimes engage in environmentally destructive behaviors despite holding pro-environmental attitudes. We will also examine ways in which research and theory in social psychology may contribute insights to understanding (and encouraging) environmentally responsible action. Because human behavior plays such an important role in environmental problems, a consideration of human psychology is therefore an important part of the solution.
The Class: Format: tutorial; students will meet in pairs with the instructor for one hour per week
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1764
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: each week, 1 member of each pair will either write a 6- to 8-page paper (5 papers in total), or respond to his or her partner's paper; emphasis will be placed on constructing critical written & oral arguments that are informed by theory & empirical data
Prerequisites: Psychology 242 recommended
Enrollment Preferences: Psychology majors
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 346 Division II PSYC 346 Division II
Attributes: ENVI Humanities, Arts + Social Science Electives
PSYC Area 4 - Social Psychology

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