Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-353
Formerly listed as: PSYC-53
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Amy P. Demorest (Section 01J)
This course examines methods used by psychologists to understand the psychology of individual personalities. The primary focus is on three psychological assessment tools: the Early Memories Procedure, the Thematic Apperception Test, and the traditional interview. Students will take these devices themselves, read the theory behind them, examine case studies by prominent psychologists using these devices, and conduct their own interpretations of responses given by college students and by psychotherapy patients. In the process, students should develop a good understanding of the complexity of the clinical thought process.
Class meetings will be always in synchronous online format and will consist entirely of project-based learning, case applications, and discussions, often in small break-out groups. Although originally designed in 150-minute meetings to allow in-depth exploration, I will be studying best practices for online seminars and planning the class meeting times accordingly.
Requisite: PSYC 221, 228, or consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Winter semester: Professor Demorest.
If Overenrolled: Priority given to Psychology majors by seniority and to those who pre-register.