ADVANCED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE

Second cycle degree in COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: JEFFREY WADE KIESNER

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students should have taken at least one social psychology course, as well as at least one course in neuroscience and neuroscience methodology. Students should also have a good knowledge of English, as the class will be conducted in English.
Examination methods: 33% - presentation of research articles (“Defense” of articles)
33% - presentation of research articles (“Critique” of articles)
33% - written exam
Course unit contents: During this course we will study diverse social psychological phenomena that have been examined in the context of neuroscience, with particular attention to decision-making, aggressive behavior, status, dominance, and racial bias/discrimination. In doing so we will (1) study diverse systems that are involved in the study of social neuroscience (structural/anatomical, neuroendocrinological,); (2) critically consider the methodological approaches used to study the associations between neurological systems and social behaviors/attitudes; and (3) evaluate the theoretical contributions of these approaches and studies. Students will be expected to develop critical scientific reasoning skills, in addition to a knowledge base in this area.