Honors | Psychology and the Law (COLL)
S104 | 23611 | Jim Sherman


W 1:25-3:45pm

This course examines issues for which social and cognitive
psychology can inform the law. There will be some focus on issues
concerning evidence in the law  eyewitness testimony, recovered
memory, line-ups, jury decision making, etc. There will also be
focus on how psychological theory and research can help to
understand, criticize, and even shape legal doctrine and legal
procedure. Both specific legal cases and general legal doctrine
issues will be discussed. Also both broad psychology theories and
specific empirical research will be included.