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Advanced Forensic Psychology: Serial Killers
In this 14-week class, we will discuss psychological theories and apply these theories to serial killer cases.
Shannon Holleran, PhD.
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$22 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 14 weeks
55 minutes per class
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Many people are fascinated by serial killers. They are compelling because they are different from the "rest of us", yet they live among us. In this class, we will take a psychological approach to understanding serial killers. We will study one psychological theory and one serial killer case each week. By learning about theories and research in-depth, learners will gain "building blocks" in order to critically analyze cases. This is a semester-long study of psychology. Because of the...
I have a PhD in psychology from the University of Arizona. I've taught college classes for over ten years.
We will have a quiz and critical thinking assignment due each week. There will be two papers and a final exam.
I will provide written feedback and a letter grade for the class.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This class focuses on criminal behavior. I will focus on the psychology behind why people commit crimes, but I will not focus on specific details of the crimes. For example, we will discuss factual details about the cases, but I will not show graphic details of the crime. My focus is on the psychological research on what makes a person commit a specific crime.
All of my source come from scientific research journals, such as the Journal of Forensic Sciences (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15564029).
Shannon Holleran, PhD.
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
243 total reviews
269 completed classes
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