PSYC 0415

Psychology&Emerging Technology

Psychology and Emerging Technology
New media and technology, such as smart phones and social media, are changing how we think, relate, connect, learn, and work. In this course we will examine what recent psychological literature tells us about the pros and cons of our wired world. We will review research on the use of cell phones, social media, video games, and the internet, and look at topics such as attention, addiction, cyber-bullying, learning, brain and mind, and relationships with friends and family. In this course we will draw on multiple areas of psychology, including social, developmental, cognitive, educational, and neuroscience, and will undertake critical analysis and understanding of research in a new field. Students will also conduct empirical research on related topics of their choice. (Open to junior and senior psychology majors, others by approval) 3 hr. sem.
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
FYSE 1450 *
PSYC 1104
FYSE 1540 *


Spring 2016

PSYC0415A-S16 Seminar (Hofer)

Fall 2014

PSYC0415A-F14 Seminar (Hofer)

Fall 2012

PSYC0415A-F12 Seminar (Hofer)

Fall 2011

PSYC0415A-F11 Seminar (Hofer)