Research Spotlight: How does “body talk” affect our self-image?
One way that people’s body dissatisfaction is socially expressed is through engaging in negative conversations with friends regarding how unhappy they are with their bodies.
Explore the area where psychology and philosophy intersect, focusing on how issues in psychology and psychiatry relate to philosophical questions concerning cognition, emotion, self-consciousness, and the unity of the mind.
How does mental phenomena fit into the physical universe? Should computers have thoughts or consciousness? What is the mind-body problem? With this interdisciplinary minor in philosophical psychology, students will address those questions and others, focusing on the relationship between the mind and the body, as well as topics such as memory, perception, cognitive science, evolutionary psychology, the connection between thoughts and emotions and more.
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Students will gain a greater understanding of how philosophical theories and empirical discoveries in psychology mutually illuminate and inform each other. They will learn:
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