PSYC 4355 Psychological Perspectives on Human Nature

This course will closely examine topics related to human nature from the perspectives of contemporary psychological science. Students will be introduced to competing views of human nature and their implications for how psychological science understands the context of human learning, challenges in human relationships and group living, and the origins and consequences of human drives such as dominance, status, and aggression, to name a few. Coursework will emphasize reading, discussion, and interacting with the latest scientific and empirical literature related to contemporary psychological perspectives on human nature.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1301, junior standing, or instructor approval.