PSYC468-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Moral Psychology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

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.

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.

Prerequisites

RP: PSYC211 Personality Psychology

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Recommended Preparation

PSYC211 Personality Psychology

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
20 Feb - 26 Feb
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 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.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,079.00

* 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 departments and faculties page .

All PSYC468 Occurrences

  • PSYC468-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023