Catalogue 2017 - 2018

PSY 218 Psychology in the Media


3 cr.


PSY 101.

Course Description

This course will examine some central psychological concepts that are represented in the movies, television, and the popular press, and compare them to empirical findings in the psychological literature with the goal of teaching students to become critical consumers of media information. Topics covered will include development, psychopathology, relationships, discrimination, stress, memory, and learning.