The goal of this
seminar is to provide a selective overview of the many new trends in the study
of morality in contemporary social psychology. Reading materials and discussion
questions will be arranged by hot issues in debate in moral psychology, and
reflect the state of the art moral psychology across the globe. Importantly,
discussions on both theoretical and practical implications within the context
of modern China are particularly welcome and encouraged.
This seminar introduces you to social,
emotional, and personality development, a research area with important
theoretical, practical, and policy applications. The coverage is broad in scope but selective,
based on ideas and issues that are currently the focus of research
inquiry. The domain of coverage is
life-span, although the principal interest is with developmental processes from
birth through adolescence, which is true of the field. The findings of research and the methods of
research inquiry are each part of our study this quarter.