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PSYC0423A-F20

Nature, Technology, Self

Nature, Technology, and the Self
Modern humans are entangled in the intersection of three domains: the natural world, digital technology, and our psychological sense of “self.” How does each domain affect the other? Are these effects positive or negative? In this seminar we draw on recent research examining how nature, and social media/ internet usage impact us cognitively, neurologically, socially, and emotionally. Further, we explore how digital devices can inhibit or facilitate engagement with the natural world, combining critical inquiry with experiential methods such as digital detox, forest bathing, self-observation, nature apps, and citizen science. (Open to psychology majors only, others by waiver). 3 hrs sem
Course Reference Number (CRN):
92464
Subject Code:
PSYC
Course Number:
0423
Section Identifier:
A

Course

PSYC 0423

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Fall 2020