2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 06, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC 3300 - Moral Psychology and Neuroscience


4 Semester Hours
An examination of the evolutionary, cognitive,; neurological mechanisms of human moral psychology Topics covered include ethical theories; the intuitive conflicts that arise in classic moral dilemmas, the problem of persistent inconsistent moral judgments, moral decision making, moral development theory, the nature; classification of moral emotions (shame, pride, disgust, etc), attributions of blame; responsibility, moral judgment; causation, trust; loyalty, moral luck,; cognitive moral pathologies such as psychopathy The course will cover the history of moral psychology but will focus predominantly on recent empirical studies of moral cognition using neuroimaging; neuropharmacological manipulations



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