PSY 492F - Psychology in the World of Harry Potter

  • 3 credits
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Reclaim the magic by immersing yourself in the world of Harry Potter. This class will use a psychological lens to help you delve deeply into major themes of the series, examine the characters in new ways, and join your housemates as students of Hogwarts. After being sorted, we will explore intergroup dynamics, get to know professors and other characters through application of personality and psychopathology concepts, and learn the science behind key student milestones such as academics, career choices, and navigating the wider world of politics and media consumption. The class is designed to maximize interaction and includes customizable assignments to facilitate connection with classmates and personalized exploration of the series.

It is suggested that students have read all seven of the Harry Potter books before the start of class.

This course can be applied toward:

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • The Psychology of Harry Potter: An Unauthorized Examination of the Boy who Lived (2007)
    Mulholland, Neil
    ISBN: 978-1932100884


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