4 credits. Student option grading.
M. Goldstein, K. Swallow.
This course will give an opportunity to learn how to communicate concepts and knowledge from the psychological sciences. We will examine the challenges associated with science communications, including ways to engage the perspectives of diverse audiences, and evaluation of the effects of the interaction on the audience’s knowledge and attitudes. Most of our activities will focus on the development of exhibits for the Sciencenter of Ithaca. We will develop exhibit prototypes, evaluate the public’s engagement and learning from them, and use the feedback to refine our prototypes. The goal will be to effectively convey current understanding of psychological processes to the general public, with an emphasis on engaging young children.