Learning Goals & Outcomes
Students will gain a greater understanding of how philosophical theories and empirical discoveries in psychology mutually illuminate and inform each other. They will learn:
- how important issues in psychology and psychiatry relate to philosophical questions concerning cognition, emotion, self-consciousness, and the unity of the mind;
- how concepts drawn from the field of psychology relate to philosophical accounts of the human psyche and human nature;
- how to identify, decipher, explain, construct, and assess philosophical arguments;
- how to respond critically to a philosophical argument, by raising concerns and objections;
- how to write clear, well-structured, and logically reasoned essays; and
- how to give articulate, concise spoken presentations that highlight key points and engage others in discussion.