APSB05107U Elective course - Psychology of Morality
Is morality innate? Does cleaning your hands influence your moral decision making? Are creative people less or more honest?
During the course, we will discuss research aiming to answer such questions related to morality, typically relying on experimental approaches (like in Behavioral Economics). In particular, students will learn about modern theories of moral behavior, as well as about quantitative lab and field studies on individual and situational factors related to (im)moral behaviors such as altruism, cheating, or cooperativeness. We will focus on a broad range of topics including cognitive and emotional aspects of moral judgments and decision making, moral development, or evolutionary and neurobiological aspects of morality.
The goal of elective courses is an expansion or an additional perspective upon the psychological field. This is achieved through theoretical or empirical engagement in themes within or related to the psychological science.
Registration period: May 15 - June 1
International students can find information on course registration and deadlines at psychology.ku.dk.
- 5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentFinal exam: Free written exam to be handed in at the end of the course. Students are asked to write a 5-page (APA-guidelines) review paper on a self-chosen topic that was subject in one of the sessions. The review paper should provide an overview of the current research knowledge.
The exam can only be taken individually.
- Exam registration requirements
For all elective subjects, a minimum of 75% attendance is a prerequisites for submitting assignments. However, the teaching is based on full participation.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
Criteria for exam assesment
Vejledende karakterbeskrivelse (Danish)
- Class Instruction