PSYC468-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Moral Psychology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

This course will introduce postgraduate students to the psychology of morality. Topics will include methods and approaches, tolerance of political differences, reasoning about morality, character and reputation, morality in the economy, judging intentions, free will, evolution and cultural approaches, and moral diversity.

This course will introduce postgraduate students to the psychology of morality. Topics will include methods and approaches, tolerance of political differences, reasoning about morality, character and reputation, morality in the economy, judging intentions, compassion, evolution and cultural approaches, and moral diversity.

Learning Outcomes

  • Through reading and discussion, students will understand the main theoretical perspectives and topics in moral psychology.
  • Through reaction papers, discussion, and discussion leadership, students will analyse and evaluate the pros and cons of the different perspectives.
  • Through writing and presenting a research proposal, students will create a scientific work that proposes a test of a novel prediction related to moral psychology.
  • Through writing a preregistration, students will learn this novel research skill.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

RP: PSYC211 Personality Psychology

Restrictions

Recommended Preparation

PSYC211 Personality Psychology

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 F1 Lectorial
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 30 May
Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
31 May - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator

Andrew Vonasch

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Class participation and reaction papers 50%
Research proposal with preregistration and oral presentation 50%

Textbooks / Resources

No textbook required. Readings will be scientific journal articles and book chapters. A preliminary list is below, but is subject to change.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,033.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page .

All PSYC468 Occurrences

  • PSYC468-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021