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Skidmore in Paris


This is an historical sampling of translated course descriptions for psychology courses that have been taken by previous program participants outside of the Skidmore Center. This list should be used as a guide. Course numbers listed are not guaranteed and require department approval. Courses listed are not guaranteed to be offered during your semester in Paris.

(Université de Paris X-Nanterre)

An introduction to several fields of thought and to the methods of experimental Social Psychology. This introduction will be carried out, in part through lecture as a theoretical course, and secondly, through discussion groups where through intermediate-level exercices, role-playing, and the analysis of articles which have appeared in international journals, students will be initiated into the problems of the experimental methods and the articulation of the levels of Dorses Explanation (1982). The concepts and the fields of thought discussed will concern the processes of socialization and reference groups, the theory of Lewin's Fields, social influence. Normalisation and Polarization, Conformism (with and without pressure), Minority influence, social categorization, and intergroup relations, as well as the theory of Social Representation.

(Université de Paris X-Nanterre)

Presentation of cognition problems and contemporary works in psychology.