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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Course Number: LPSY 4008
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Social Sciences
What’s universal in the human mind, and what is shaped by people’s experience of interacting with the physical and social world? In this course we will explore how the diversity of the human experience is reflected in the mind. 20th-century theories of concepts emphasized their innateness and universality, but recent studies suggest that people with different patterns of linguistic, cultural, and bodily experience think differently, in predictable ways. By investigating the ‘experiential relativity’ of the mind, we will seek to uncover universal processes by which people turn their concrete interactions with the environment into abstract thoughts.
Introduction to Psychology course and one Fundamentals course or permission of instructor.
Open to Undergraduate students.
Open to Junior students.
Open to Fifth Year students.
Open to Senior students.