Psychology of Intelligence Analysis

SIA 6000 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Offers an interdisciplinary viewpoint and approach to both security and intelligence analysis through the use of case studies as well as current research in psychology. Focuses on four sections: our mental machinery, involving cognition perception and memory; tools for thinking, which encompasses strategies for analytical judgment, the need for more information, keeping an open mind, structuring analytical problems, and analysis of competing hypotheses; cognitive biases, including biases in evaluation of evidence, perception of cause and effect, estimating probabilities, and evaluation of intelligence reporting; and improving intelligence analysis for homeland security and military applications.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

Section 01
CRN 20977
Session Winter 2018 CPS Quarter - Full Term
Class Meeting Dates 01/08/2018 to 03/31/2018
Instructor Craig Gruber
Schedule Wednesday, 5:50 pm - 8:00 pm
Campus Burlington Campus
Course Format Traditional
Costs Course Cost: View Tuition Rates | Books: Visit NU Bookstore Site
Next Term Starts
  • Winter Graduate
    Jan 8, 2018 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Feb 19, 2018 (6-week classes)

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