PS 541: Social Development
Time: Thursdays 4–7 p.m.
An examination of the development of social cognition and competence. Topics include: innate and early-emerging social knowledge, attachment, moral development and cooperation, theory of mind, group biases, and social learning.
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PS 825: Early Social Cognition
This course will not be offered in the 2013–2014 academic year.
Infants are highly attuned to social interactions and engage in social exchanges immediately after birth. Within the first three years of life, children acquire a complex understanding of the social world and begin to act strategically with others. In this course we will review recent research on children’s social cognition in the first three years. We will also read theoretical articles to help us grapple with the big questions about social development: what is innate vs learned, how is social development related to other developmental processes, and what ultimate (evolutionary) purposes do social cognition and behavior serve?