Sep 21, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020
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PSY 125 - Psychology of Aesthetics


2 credit(s)
Aesthetics–the concern for or appreciation of beauty–is rarely considered as an appropriate topic within science; however, the perception of beauty is often one of the best predictors of behavior. This course introduces students to the brain and behavioral science of aesthetic preference. Focus is placed on answering three questions: 1) What do common human preferences tell us about our relationship to other species and our evolutionary past? 2) How does the mind perceive, remember, and organize the conceptual and affective information associated with beauty? 3) Are differences in aesthetic preference mere noise or do they say something meaningful about us as individuals?
Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Social Systems and Human Behavior



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