Psychology in the Post-Pandemic Era
This course is an exploration of the current mental health trends in the post-pandemic era. We take an in-depth look at the most significant areas of psychological science that apply to real life. Examples of topics include inequality, climate change anxiety and boundaries with social media. We also address stigma surrounding mental health. Students have an opportunity to explore all the above through readings in the popular press but ultimately a scholarly, critical evaluation of the scientific literature serves as the foundation of our learning throughout the course. We learn about new modes of treatment, from mental health apps and tele-health to taking a holistic approach when treating mental health. Major goals of this course is 1. to critically examine psychological theories and processes 2. to apply them to your life and to real world events.