About PSYC 401
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About Psychology 401
Welcome to Psychology 401: Learning Through Life. This
reading course is about the making of meaning in life, and it is hoped
that you will get much more from it than three senior-level psychology
In introductory courses, psychology is understood to be the study
of human behaviour. In this course, psychology is understood to be
about life, specifically, adult life. In itself, "behaviour"
is a necessary but insufficient concept to capture the dynamics of
adult life. The making of meaning transcends any one discipline,
including psychology, and you will soon discover that this course
ventures into sociology and even philosophy. Life seldom apportions
itself into the neat categories of traditional disciplines. Though
this course goal may sound grandiose and impossibly ambitious, what
makes it manageable is that we will not be looking at all of life, but
only at those episodes or phases you wish to examine. Furthermore, the
main focus will be on a process for carrying out this examination.
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