In this one trimester course, students investigate psychological principles that have practical implications and applications for everyday leadership. Course content will be delivered via video lectures, out-of class readings, and in-class discussions.
The goal is to develop an understanding of some of the underlying mechanisms governing our own behavior and the behaviors of others and to think about using these understandings to solve problems faced by leaders. Topics to be covered include: self-control, labor and motivation, persuasion, emotion and decision making, and ethics and morality. Students will take a series of short quizzes, design an experiment, and develop their own question to investigate in a short paper.
Students in the Leadership Institute are not eligible to enroll in this section of the course.
Dates & Times
Because of the discussion-based nature of this course, students are required to attend 6 of the 8 scheduled meetings, in addition to the pre-summer orientation. These sessions require in-person attendance at the Midway campus. There are two optional check-in sessions that will be offered online. Students are encouraged, but not required to attend these meetings. Please reach out to the instructor with any questions or concerns about meeting this requirement.
Dates & Times:
- Wednesday, May 25th (4:00-5:00pm): Orientation
- June 3, 11:30-1:00pm
- June 7, 1:00-2:30pm
- June 15, 11:00-11:45 (Optional, Virtual only)
- June 20, 12:00-1:30pm
- June 23, 12:00-1:30pm
- June 30, 12:00-1:30pm
- July 6, 10:00-10:45am (Optional, Virtual only)
- July 11, 12:00-1:30pm
- July 18, 12:00-1:30pm
All assignments are due by midnight on July 29th