Fall 2023 - PSYC 376 D100
Experimental Psychology and Law (3)
Class Number: 7054
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Fri, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Office: RCB 6317
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1pm to 2pm
Prerequisites:PSYC 201W and PSYC 268. Recommended: PSYC 210.
The roles of experimental developmental, cognitive, and social psychology in the understanding of behaviour and perceptions of individuals in legal contexts. Topics include eyewitness testimony, autobiographical memory, interviewing, deception detection, and juror decision-making.
An exploration of how experimental developmental, cognitive, and social psychological methods and theory can aid in the understanding of the behaviour and perceptions of individuals in legal contexts.
Topics include eyewitness testimony, forensic analysis, autobiographical memory, policing interviewing, deception detection, plea bargaining, and juror decision-making.
- Weekly Quizzes: 10%
- Infographic Assignment: 10%
- Critical Review Worksheets: 10%
- Documentary Commentary Assignment: 20%
- Critical Review of a Journal Article: 50%
The grading breakdown is tentative and will be confirmed in the first week of class.
There is no textbook for this course. Readings will be available via Canvas and the SFU library.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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