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This seminar will examine psychological approaches to the study of attraction, affiliative bonds, attachment, and relationship health across the lifespan. These topics will be introduced via review articles, books, and films. Students will analyze these topics more deeply with presentations and student-led discussions of original research articles from across multiple perspectives and subdisciplines of psychology.
Format: seminar; Class will meet remotely in live, synchronous settings. Student discussion leaders will also meet with Professor over Zoom in advance of co-leading live, online discussions. Each class will begin with analysis of student-selected music that is used to generate a class playlist on Spotify. Movie nights will be held together as watch parties.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
participation in class discussion, selection and presentation of relevant empirical papers, three position papers
senior Psychology majors