- You will be able to identify and summarize current debates in psychology about consciousness. (FQ 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2)
- You will be able to articulate your own reasoned view of consciousness in relation to at least one of the following themes: phenomenological awareness, self-awareness, or the power of the unconscious. (FQ 5.1, 5.2, 5.4)
- You will be able to relate your view of consciousness to contemporary philosophical perspectives. (FQ 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2)
- You will be able to support your view of consciousness with empirical evidence. (FQ 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2)
- You will be able to self-reflect on how your understanding of consciousness has been changed by your accumulation of philosophical and empirical knowledge on consciousness during the course. (FQ 5.1, 5,2, 5.4, 5.5).
The question of which psychological processes are conscious and which are not has fascinated and challenged researchers for centuries. The mystery of consciousness has even been called “the last frontier of science.” In this kernthema, we will discuss various psychological processes that fall within one particular theme: what can we do unconsciously and when—and why—is consciousness really necessary? This kernthema will focus not only on various unconscious processes and the importance of the unconscious, but also on psychological processes that involve consciousness and various modern perspectives on what consciousness really is. These topics will be approached from a philosophical, neurological, and social-cognitive perspective.
• Essay (80%)
• Presentation (20%).
|Specialty Courses are admissible for Psychology students only. Further information: see Course enrolment in the General Information section.|
|• Psychology students admitted to year 2.||Verplicht materiaal|
|Wordt nader bekendgemaakt|
|Various empirical and review articles. The final list of papers will be announced on Blackboard.|
Algemeen8 Lectures, 8 workgroup meetings, and 8 response meetings
|Essay and Presentation|
|Gelegenheden||Blok PER2, Blok PER3|