PHIL 118 A: Persuasion or Manipulation? The Ethics and Psychology of Influence

Meeting Time: 
MWF 11:30am - 12:50pm
Location: 
* *
SLN: 
20161
Instructor:
Colin Marshall
Colin Marshall

Syllabus Description:

Course description:

Influence is everywhere, from job interviews to social media. When is influence effective? When is it respectful persuasion vs. immoral deception? Is using psychological insight manipulative or just good people skills? How do biases shape persuasion, and how should we navigate them? Examines the psychology of persuasion through an ethical lens. Assessments focus on real-world applications, helping people improve as persuaders.

The syllabus can be found here (though check Canvas for updates).

Catalog Description: 
Influence is everywhere, from job interviews to social media. When is influence effective? When is it respectful persuasion vs. immoral deception? Is using psychological insight manipulative or just good people skills? How do biases shape persuasion, and how should we navigate them? Examines the psychology of persuasion through an ethical lens. Assessments focus on real-world applications, helping people improve as persuaders.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 6, 2020 - 9:14pm