Applied Cognitive Psychology

WHO RECEIVED GREATER FORGIVENESS FROM THE PUBLIC:

Paula Deen, who ADMITTED to using a racial slur 30 years ago and apologized for her infraction

OR

Lance Armstrong, who DENIED FOR YEARS
his use of performance-enhancing drugs,
only to have the truth come out eventually?

Is it better to apologize, or to deny any wrongdoing?

Take this class and find out! Learn what science tells us about saying “I’m sorry,” understand how first impressions are made, and reconsider your decision to bring your laptop to class. Cognitive psychology informs our daily lives, and in this course we will explore a wide and wild range of topics, including why you should never go shoe shopping when you’re hungry, and how you can hide your smelly farts.  Join us for lively discussions about the ways in which our thoughts, mindsets, and biases impact our daily decisions and behavior.

Course Syllabus