Description
SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND EVOLUTIONARY APPROACHES TO THE COGNITIVE SCIENCES
** available as of 06/30/2021
Methodological individualism has been the predominant approach within the cognitive sciences. And while the importance of social, cultural, and evolutionary factors in the explanation of individual behavior has frequently been acknowledged, it is only recently that the degree to which these factors contribute to experimental results has begun to be systematically investigated. Topics to be covered in this course may include whether there are any cognitive universals, evidentiary gaps in evolutionary psychology, anti-individualism and approaches to group cognition, and other topics related to social, cultural, and evolutionary psychology and neuroscience.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2360
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus