Course Description

Science Compassion, PSY BEH 192B

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The purpose of this course is to teach the ground-breaking science of compassion, which explores the roots of a meaningful, purposeful, and happy life. Students will discover how cutting-edge research is yielding fundamental insights into the nature of human kindness, the origins of empathy, promotion of altruistic behavior, and the benefits of living a more compassionate life.

Key Information

Winter Quarter 2018
Instruction start date: January 8, 2018
Instruction end date: March 16, 2018
Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Irvine, Psychology

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UC Santa Barbara:
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UC Berkeley:
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UC Davis:
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UC Irvine:
Major Requirement: upper division elective for Psycology & Social Behavior (C-1)

UC Los Angeles:
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UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
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UC San Diego:
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UC San Francisco:
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UC Santa Cruz:
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Course Meeting Requirements

A live discussion section will be held from 11-12 on Tuesdays. The webinar/meetings will be recorded for those unable to attend.

Course Creator

Nancy Guerra
Nancy Guerra is Dean of the School of Social Ecology and Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at UCI. She received her BA from UCLA, her MA from UCSB, and her doctorate from Harvard. She was on the faculty at  UC Riverside for 13 years. Nancy Guerra is Dean of the School of Social Ecology and Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at UCI. She received her BA from UCLA, her MA from UCSB, and her doctorate from Harvard. She was on the faculty at  UC Riverside for 13 years.

Instructors of Term

Nancy Guerra
nguerra1@uci.edu

Leah Weiss
lweiss@stanford.edu

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