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Cognititve Psychology
Ordinary mental activities such as recognizing a word, forgetting a phone number, and distinguishing a cup from a glass seem transparently simple. Examined more closely, they are complex and not easily explained. Cognitive psychology is the empirical study of longstanding questions about what we know, how we know it, and how our knowledge is structured, accessed, and used. We start with the psychology of William Jame...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 4632 - NPSY 0610 A
  • Cyr, Travis
Jan 28 - May 13
On Campus
Monday
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Spring 2019
Developmental Psychology
How do people grow and change through life, from conception to death? This course introduces the field of human developmental psychology. Topics addressed include the characteristics and capacities of the human infant, infant-parent attachment and interaction, cognitive development, control of emotions, social cognition, family and peer relationships, moral development, and aging. We consider both biological and cult...
Jan 23 - May 08
On Campus
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Spring 2019
Psychology of Dreams
Dreams are our subconscious attempt to reconcile our inner and outer worlds. Dreams are triggered by many needs--to resolve a problem, to gratify a wish, to relive an event, to give expression to suppressed emotions. What all dreams have in common is the depth of their message, for dreams come from the most profound part of the self. In dreaming, we explore that mysterious place; we evolve and become. The class studi...
Jan 23 - May 08
On Campus
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Spring 2019
Psychology of Men and Masculinity
Men grapple with identity, work, fatherhood, and the heroic male ideal. Men and boys lead statistics for violent crimes, suicide, early mortality, school failure, learning disabilities, and a host of psychiatric maladies. This course considers the complexities of male psychology, beginning with the neurobiology of, and psychoanalytic perspectives on, male development through the life cycle. We move on to examine the ...
Jan 23 - May 08
On Campus
Wednesday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Spring 2019
Mindfulness and Meditation in Psychology
Mindfulness—paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity, acceptance, and non-identification—is an ancient practice that has become increasingly popular today. This course is designed to familiarize students with mindfulness and meditation as studied in psychology. Particular attention is paid to their incorporation into psychotherapy as well as scientific research. Students also learn about the hi...
Jan 24 - May 09
On Campus
Thursday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Spring 2019
New York Art Scene/Spring 2019
Each week, students visit a different exhibition. Course lectures illuminate the exhibitions in historical context and from a broader cultural perspective. Guest speakers include artists, gallery owners, curators, and art critics. We view a mix of contemporary and historical shows and compare the artworks we have seen. The New York art world offers eye-opening experiences for those who know how and where to look.
Jan 24 - May 09
On Campus
Thursday
3:50 - 5:40 PM
Spring 2019
Contemporary Debates in Race & Ethnicity
Through an interdisciplinary engagement with contemporary literature and scholarship on race and ethnicity, this course considers the following questions: How do race and ethnicity organize the social world? What are the historical conditions under which the various definitions of racial and ethnic difference emerge? What is at stake in the institutional recognition of race and ethnicity, particularly as these catego...
Jan 23 - May 08
On Campus
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Spring 2019
Identity and Social Theory
Social theory, both classical and contemporary, has always wrestled with the issue of identity, seeking to interpret and explain the social processes and political struggles by means of which individual and collective identities are construed. Since the dawn of modernity, human identity—who we are as individual and collective beings—has not been viewed as a fixed, stable, or ascribed position. We begin wi...
Jan 24 - May 09
On Campus
Thursday
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Spring 2019
Reformation to Revolution: Mapping Discovery, Empire, and Dissent
This course is about the dynamic coming together of global exploration, cultural encounters, and the rise of the right to dissent in the early modern period. We begin by examining traditional accounts of the global flow of information and fantasy through maps and other texts that fueled adventures and ambitions, especially the revolution in cartography in the 15th century away from symbolic Christian cosmology to mat...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 6654 - NHIS 0313 A
  • Walker, Gina
Jan 28 - May 13
On Campus
Monday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Spring 2019
Food and Media
Why is food so common in movies? Why have food movies become so popular in the past few decades? This course examines how food, its production, its consumption, and the socio-political issues related to it have been represented in movies. Students will specifically look at how films illustrate the relationship between food and culture, sex, fantasy and fear. Narrative, visual, and symbolic uses of food will be explor...
Jan 22 - May 07
On Campus
Tuesday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Spring 2019
Introduction to Social Psychology
Social psychologists attempt to understand how human behavior is influenced by the presence, or imagined presence, of others. Why do we conform, and how do we persuade? What are stereotypes, and how do they influence our behavior? This course will discuss these and a variety of other questions that intrigue social psychologists, as well as the methods used to study these questions scientifically.
Jan 22 - May 07
On Campus
Tuesday
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Spring 2019
Venture Lab
A keystone program of the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Venture Lab is designed to support graduate students and upper undergraduates at The New School in developing financially sustainable ventures that address critical societal challenges and demonstrate the potential for scalable impact. Students accepted to the Venture Lab enroll in a semester-long course offered in the spring semester, for which they w...
Jan 28 - May 13
On Campus
Monday
7:00 - 9:40 PM
Spring 2019
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