PSYC3630-C1 Psych Of Paranormal Beliefs    (Spring 2014)

Course Details
Course Description
About The Instructor

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Course Details

This course satisfies part of the Communication Skills graduation requirement.

This section is Communication Skills intensive. Communication Skills I-V must be completed before taking this course.

Program Requirements

Session, Dates: 1 (01/13/2014 - 05/03/2014)

Days: T

Time: 06:00 - 08:50 pm

Location: Moon Campus

Room: Franklin Center 203

Seats Available: Course Full, Choose another

Credits: 3

Course Description

The formal study of human behavior has been around for less than 200 years. In this relatively brief time, the purview of psychology has become almost unmanageably vast. To make matters worse, dozens of "fields" and phenomena have emerged that are popularly and erroneously believed to be related to the science of psychology (e.g., dowsing, mind reading, astrology, biorhythms, spoon bending, channeling, subliminal self-help, psychic surgery, etc.) This course will equip students with the tools to evaluate scientific assertions as well as to distinguish pseudo- or non-scientific claims from scientific claims.

Prerequisite: PSYC1010 and COSK2220

About The Instructor

Stephen T. Paul, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
 Social Sciences

paul@rmu.edu
412-397-5416 phone
412-397-6044 fax
Nicholson Center 471

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For additional course information, First Class requirements, syllabus, etc., check the About The Instructor section for a link to a Faculty Website.



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