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Psychology 164

"Social Cognition"


John F. Kihlstrom, Professor

University of California, Berkeley


The logo for this course is In the Orchard, a painting by Edward Tarbell, one of the best painters in the group known as the "American Impressionists" (Mary Cassatt is in this group too, but she doesn't really count, as she lived and worked mostly in Paris, and actually hung out with the real French Impressionists!).  The painting depicts a group of people engaged in conversation (etc.): a man and a woman chatting, someone observing them, one with her back turned toward us -- and one (perhaps a little self-consciously) looking right at the observer.  That's what this course is about: People observing each other, and being observed, and how they acquire, represent, and use the knowledge they gain from these observations to guide their social interactions. 

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