Courses for Spring 2018

Title Instructor Location Time All taxonomy terms Description Section Description Cross Listings Fulfills Registration Notes Syllabus Syllabus URL Course Syllabus URL
PSYC 001-001 INTRO TO EXP PSYCH SWINGLEY, DANIEL TR 1030AM-1200PM This course provides an introduction to the basic topics of psychology including our three major areas of distribution: the biological basis of behavior, the cognitive basis of behavior, and individual and group bases of behavior. Topics include, but are not limited to, neuropsychology, learning, cognition, development, disorder, personality, and social psychology.
    Living World Sector (all classes) SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; LIVING WORLD SECTOR
    PSYC 070-001 PSYCHOLOGY OF FOOD ROZIN, PAUL T 0300PM-0600PM
      BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; COLLEGE QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS REQ.; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR; QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS COURSE
      PSYC 109-401 INTRO TO BRAIN & BEHAV KANE, MICHAEL TR 0130PM-0300PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system, including the physiological bases of sensory activity, perception, drive, motor control and higher mental processes. The course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior. Familiarity with elementary physics and chemistry will be helpful.
        Living World Sector (all classes) SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; LIVING WORLD SECTOR
        PSYC 109-402 LABORATORY T 0900AM-1030AM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system, including the physiological bases of sensory activity, perception, drive, motor control and higher mental processes. The course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior. Familiarity with elementary physics and chemistry will be helpful.
          Living World Sector (all classes) SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED
          PSYC 149-401 COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE GERSTEIN, HILARY TR 1030AM-1200PM The study of the neural systems that underlie human perception, memory and language; and of the pathological syndromes that result from damage to these systems.
            PSYC 151-001 LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT TRUESWELL, JOHN TR 1200PM-0130PM This course describes current theorizing on how the human mind achieves high-level cognitive processes such as using language, thinking, and reasoning. The course discusses issues such as whether the language ability is unique to humans, whether there is a critical period to the acquisition of a language, the nature of conceptual knowledge, how people perform deductive reasoning and induction, and how linguistic and conceptual knowledge interact.
              PSYC 162-001 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY RUSCIO, AYELET MF 0200PM-0330PM The concepts of normality, abnormality, and psychopathology; symptom syndromes;theory and research in psychopathology and psychotherapy.
                PSYC 170-001 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY APICELLA, COREN TR 1200PM-0130PM An overview of theories and research across the range of social behavior from intra-individual to the group level including the effects of culture, social environment, and groups on social interaction.
                  Society sector (all classes) SOCIETY SECTOR
                  PSYC 235-001 PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE DAHAN, DELPHINE MW 0200PM-0330PM This course describes the nature of human language, how it is used to speak and comprehend, and how it is learned. The course raises and discusses issues such as whether language ability is innate and unique to humans, whether there is a critical period for the acquisition of a language, and how linguistic and conceptual knowledge interact.
                    PSYC 253-401 JUDGMENT AND DECISIONS ROYZMAN, EDWARD R 0530PM-0830PM Thinking, judgment, and personal and societal decision making, with emphasis on fallacies and biases.
                      COLLEGE QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS REQ.; QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS COURSE
                      PSYC 280-001 SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOP JAFFEE, SARA TR 1030AM-1200PM This course will cover theory and research related to the development of attachment, emotional regulation, peer and intimate relationships, personality, moral reasoning, and emotional and behavioral disorders. The course will emphasize the degree to which family, peer, and community contexts influence development from infancy into adulthood. Efforts will be made to integrate biological and environmental accounts of development across the lifespan.
                        PSYC 351-301 RESEARCH EXP COG PSYCH WEISBERG, DEENA W 0200PM-0500PM Students will work in small groups to develop, empirically test, and report on a research question in the field of cognitive psychology. Through this process,students will learn how to to conduct and report a psychological study, including the appropriate statistical tests. Class discussions will help students craft their projects, and in-class presentations will provide the opportunity to develop and refine presentation skills. Psychology majors only. Class size is limited to 16 students.
                          PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT
                          PSYC 362-301 RESEARCH EXP ABNORMAL: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY HUNT, MELISSA R 0130PM-0430PM PSYC 362-301 is a two-semester course starting in the Fall. Class size limited to 8 students.
                            COLLEGE QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS REQ.; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR; QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS COURSE
                            PSYC 370-301 RESEARCH EXP SOCIAL PSYC: SEXUALITY & ATTRACTION ROYZMAN, EDWARD F 0200PM-0500PM In this course, students will work in small groups to develop, empirically test , and report on a research question within one of the domains of social psychology. Depending on the nature of the project, students will employ survey,experimental, or observational research methodology, and learn how to to conduct and report the appropriate statistical tests with Excel and/or SPSS (typically, correlations, t-tests, ANOVA and ANCOVA, multiple regression, , factor analysis, and measures of reliability). Class discussions will help students craft their projects, and in-class presentations will provide the opportunity to develop and refine presentation skills. Psychology majors only. Class size is limited to 12 students.
                              COLLEGE QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS REQ.; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS COURSE
                              PSYC 400-301 SENIOR HONORS SEM PSYCH KURZBAN, ROBERT M 0200PM-0500PM Open to senior honors candidates in psychology. A two-semester sequence supporting the preparation of an honors thesis in psychology. Students will present their work in progress and develop skills in written and oral communication of scientific ideas.
                                CONTACT DEPT or INSTRUCTOR FOR CLASSRM INFO; COMMUNICATION WITHIN THE CURRICULUM; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT
                                PSYC 435-301 SEMINAR IN PSYCH LING: PSYCHOLINGUISTICS DAHAN, DELPHINE R 0130PM-0430PM
                                  PSYC 439-401 NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY SEM FLANAGAN-CATO, LORETTA TR 0900AM-1030AM This course is designed to examine the various roles played by the nervous and endocrine systems in controlling both physiological processes and behavior. First, the course will build a foundation in the concepts of neural and endocrine system function. Then, we will discuss how these mechanisms form the biological underpinnings of various behaviors and their relevant physiological correlates. We will focus on sexual and parental behaviors, stress, metabolism, neuroendocrine-immune interactions, and mental health.
                                    PSYC 449-301 SEMINAR IN COG NEUROSCI: Neuroscience for Policymakers GERSTEIN, HILARY M 0200PM-0500PM Topics vary each semester. PSYC 449-301 (Gerstein) Neuroscience for Policymakers: This seminar will provide an overview of the neuroscience behind some of the most relevant issues in public health policy today.Why are clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease treatments so difficult to run and why do so many fail? How does the teenage brain make decisions and who should be considered an adult in court? What is implicit bias and why do we make snap decisions based on mental associations? If you could 'improve' your brain with devices or drugs, should you? We will examine the primary scientific literature as well as delve into lay articles about the science and policy surrounding each issue. A basic understanding of neuroscience and some comfort working with primary literature is assumed.//PSYC 449-302 (Epstein) Consciousness: Consciousness is our subjective experience of the world, including both perceptions and felt internal states. In this seminar, we will explore the the burgeoning scientific literature on the neural basis of consciousness. We will focus in particular on three topics: What are the neuralsystems underlying visual awareness? What are the mechanisms that control the progression of conscious contents to create our stream of thought? What is the relationship between consciousness and behavior?
                                      PSYC 462-301 SEMINAR ABNORMAL PSYCH: GENDER AND PSYCHOPATHOLO KRAUSE, ELIZABETH T 0130PM-0430PM Topics vary each semester.
                                        PSYC 470-301 SEMINAR IN SOCIAL PSYCH: PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW BERMANT, GORDON W 0200PM-0500PM Topics vary each semester.
                                          PSYC 470-302 SEMINAR IN SOCIAL PSYCH: MORAL PSYCHOLOGY GOODWIN, GEOFFREY TR 1030AM-1200PM Topics vary each semester.
                                            PSYC 470-303 SEMINAR IN SOCIAL PSYCH: FRIENDSHIP & ATTRACTION CONNOLLY, CAROLINE TR 1200PM-0130PM Topics vary each semester.
                                              PSYC 472-301 SEMINAR EVOLUTION PSYCH: Behavioral Biology of Women APICELLA, COREN T 0300PM-0600PM A course that explores female behavior focusing on evolutionary, physiological,and biosocial aspects of women's lives from puberty, through reproductive processes such as pregnancy, birth, lactation to menopause and old age. Examples are drawn from traditional and modern societies and data from nonhuman primates are also considered.
                                                CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                PSYC 474-301 SEMINAR CULTURAL PSYCH: Being Human: The Biology of Human Behavior, Cognition, and Culture PLATT, MICHAEL F 0200PM-0500PM
                                                  PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR
                                                  PSYC 477-301 Political Psychology: Terrorism, Radicalization, Martyrdom and Revolution MOSKALENKO, SOPHIA M 0200PM-0500PM Seminar will focus on rare events that change history: terrorism; revolution, and martyrdom (not to be confused with suicide bombing). Applying theory and research from social psychology, evolutionary psychology and behavioral economics we will try to understand these phenomena from the inside out: from individual psychology of terrorists, revolutionaries and martyrs to mass psychology of large publics moved by these individuals.
                                                    PSYC 479-401 NEURAL SYSTEMS BEHAVIOR SCHMIDT, MARC TR 0900AM-1030AM This advanced course will investigate neural processing at the systems level. Principles of how brains encode information will be explored in both sensory (e.g. visual, auditory, olfactory, etc.) and motor systems. Neural encoding strategies will be discussed in relation to the specific behavioral needs of the animal. Examples will be drawn from a variety of different model systems.
                                                      PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR
                                                      PSYC 480-301 SEMINAR DEVELOP PSYCH: EDUCATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE BRANNON, ELIZABETH R 0130PM-0430PM PSYC 480-301 (Brannon): The field of educational neuroscience is an emerging field with the goal of joining knowledge gained from the disciplines of neuroscience, cognitive science, developmental psychology,and education. This interdisciplinary course will focus on how scientific exploration of the mind and brain can inform educational practices. PSYC 480-302 (Connolly): This advanced discussion-based seminar will focus on approaches to success in domains of modern life such as social living and academia. The first portion of this seminar will be a psychology book club where we read various books written by psychology researchers. This will contribute to an ongoing discussion about scientific communication, and the presentation of psychological research to various audiences. From there, students will focus on a specific area of interest, and write a literature review based on contemporary empirical research critiquing their given topic. Students must understand the workload for this seminar requires intensive reading culminating in a large written assignment.
                                                        PSYC 480-302 SEMINAR DEVELOP PSYCH: PSYCHOLOGY & MODERN LIFE CONNOLLY, CAROLINE W 0200PM-0500PM PSYC 480-301 (Brannon): The field of educational neuroscience is an emerging field with the goal of joining knowledge gained from the disciplines of neuroscience, cognitive science, developmental psychology,and education. This interdisciplinary course will focus on how scientific exploration of the mind and brain can inform educational practices. PSYC 480-302 (Connolly): This advanced discussion-based seminar will focus on approaches to success in domains of modern life such as social living and academia. The first portion of this seminar will be a psychology book club where we read various books written by psychology researchers. This will contribute to an ongoing discussion about scientific communication, and the presentation of psychological research to various audiences. From there, students will focus on a specific area of interest, and write a literature review based on contemporary empirical research critiquing their given topic. Students must understand the workload for this seminar requires intensive reading culminating in a large written assignment.
                                                          PSYC 539-401 THEORETICAL NEUROSCIENCE BALASUBRAMANIAN, VIJAY TR 0900AM-1030AM This course will develop theoretical and computational approaches to structural and functional organization in the brain. The course will cover: (i) the basic biophysics of neural responses, (ii) neural coding and decoding with an emphasis on sensory systems, (iii) approaches to the study of networks of neurons, (iv) models of adaptation, learning and memory, (v) models of decision making, and (vi) ideas that address why the brain is organized the way that it is. The course will be appropriate for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. A knowledge of multi-variable calculus, linear algebra and differential equations is required (except by permission of the instructor). Prior exposure to neuroscience and/or Matlab programming will be helpful.
                                                            PSYC 600-301 PROSEMINAR IN PSYCH: JUDGMENT AND DECISIONS MELLERS, BARBARA TR 1030AM-1230PM Choice of half or full course units each sem. covering a range of subjects and approaches in academic psychology.
                                                              PSYC 600-302 PROSEMINAR IN PSYCH: HUMAN MEMORY KAHANA, MICHAEL MW 1000AM-1200PM Choice of half or full course units each sem. covering a range of subjects and approaches in academic psychology.
                                                                PSYC 600-303 PROSEMINAR IN PSYCH: COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE EPSTEIN, RUSSELL TR 0300PM-0500PM Choice of half or full course units each sem. covering a range of subjects and approaches in academic psychology.
                                                                  PSYC 609-401 SYST & INTEGRAT NEUROSCI COHEN, YALE
                                                                  PIERCE, ROBERT
                                                                  MWF 1000AM-1200PM
                                                                    PSYC 612-401 INT TO NONP & LOGLIN MOD ROSENBAUM, PAUL TR 1200PM-0130PM
                                                                      http://syllabi.wharton.upenn.edu/?term=2009A&course=PSYC612401
                                                                      PSYC 698-000 LABORATORY ROTATION TBA TBA- Lab rotation for psychology grad students.
                                                                        SEE DEPT. FOR SECTION NUMBERS; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT
                                                                        PSYC 709-301 EMPIRICALLY SUPPORTED TR CHAMBLESS, DIANNE W 0200PM-0500PM In this seminar we will survey substantive, methodological and statistical issues that arise in the planning, conduct, and interpretation of empirical inquiries about the effects of psychotherapies. Challenges presented in efforts to disseminate evidence-based clinical practices will also be addressed.
                                                                          UNDERGRADUATES NEED PERMISSION
                                                                          PSYC 709-302 ETHICS, PROF STANDARDS HUNT, MELISSA M 0300PM-0500PM In this seminar we will survey substantive, methodological and statistical issues that arise in the planning, conduct, and interpretation of empirical inquiries about the effects of psychotherapies. Challenges presented in efforts to disseminate evidence-based clinical practices will also be addressed.
                                                                            PSYC 719-301 SEMINAR: OBESITY:FROM CELL TO SOC GRILL, HARVEY TR 0130PM-0300PM This IGERT foundational course covers experimental methods and data analysis techniques used in the study of human perception.
                                                                              PSYC 744-301 BRAIN DEV AND SOCIETY ROSTAIN, ANTHONY
                                                                              FARAH, MARTHA
                                                                              M 0500PM-0800PM
                                                                                PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR
                                                                                PSYC 751-301 S/T IN COGNITION TRUESWELL, JOHN TR 0300PM-0430PM
                                                                                  PSYC 815-301 INTRODUCTORY PRACTICUM HUNT, MELISSA TBA TBA-
                                                                                    PSYC 820-301 ADVANCED PRACTICUM DERUBEIS, ROBERT TBA TBA- Intensive studies of single individuals including interviews, tests, and experiments; also clinical experience at appropriate community agencies.
                                                                                      PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT
                                                                                      PSYC 820-302 ADVANCED PRACTICUM GOLDSTEIN, ALAN TBA TBA- Intensive studies of single individuals including interviews, tests, and experiments; also clinical experience at appropriate community agencies.
                                                                                        PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT
                                                                                        PSYC 820-303 ADVANCED PRACTICUM HUNT, MELISSA TBA TBA- Intensive studies of single individuals including interviews, tests, and experiments; also clinical experience at appropriate community agencies.
                                                                                          PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT