Courses for Fall 2019

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 JENKINS, ADRIANNA MEYERSON HALL B1 TR 0130PM-0300PM 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) LIVING WORLD SECTOR
    PSYC 097-000 PSYCH ABROAD
      PSYC 109-401 INTRO TO BRAIN & BEHAV MCLEAN, JUDITH STEPHEN A. LEVIN BUILDING AUD MWF 1000AM-1100AM 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 JANNUZI, BARNES LEIDY LAB 104 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 111-401 PERCEPTION BURGE, JOHANNES STEPHEN A. LEVIN BUILDING AUD TR 0900AM-1030AM How the individual acquires and is guided by knowledge about objects and events in their environment.
            SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED
            PSYC 149-401 COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE DIKECLIGIL, GULCE COLLEGE HALL 200 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 170-001 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY APICELLA, COREN LEIDY LAB 10 TR 1030AM-1200PM 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 181-001 INTRO DEVELOPMENTAL PSYC MODREK, ANAHID STITELER HALL B6 TR 0300PM-0430PM The goal of this course is to introduce both Psychology majors and non-majors majors to the field of Developmental Psychology. Developmental Psychology is a diverse field that studies the changes that occur with age and experience and how we can explain these changes. The field encompasses changes in physicalgrowth, perceptual systems, cognitive systems, social interactions and and much more. We will study the development of perception, cognition, language,academic achievement, emotion regulation, personality, moral reasoning,and attachment. We will review theories of development and ask how these theories explain experimental findings. While the focus is on human development, when relevant, research with animals will be used as a basis for comparison.
                  PSYC 207-401 INTRO COGNITIVE SCIENCE YANG, CHARLES
                  LEMPERT, KAROLINA
                  TOWNE BUILDING 100 TR 0130PM-0300PM Cognitive Science is founded on the realization that many problems in the analysis of human and artificial intelligence require an interdisciplinary approach. The course is intended to introduce undergraduates from many areas to the problems and characteristic concepts of Cognitive Science, drawing on formal and empirical approaches from the parent disciplines of computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy and psychology. The topics covered include Perception, Action, Learning, Language, Knowledge Representation, and Inference, and the relations and interactions between such modules. The course shows how the different views from the parent disciplines interact, and identifies some common themes among the theories that have been proposed. The course pays particular attention to the distinctive role of computation in such theories, and provides an introduction to some of the main directions of current research in the field. It is a requirement for the BA in Cognitive Science, the BAS in Computer and Cognitive Science, and the minor in Cognitive Science, and it is recommended for students taking the dual degree in Computer and Cognitive Science.
                    SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; FORMAL REASONING COURSE; FORMAL REASONING
                    PSYC 225-401 DRUGS, BRAIN, AND MIND KANE, MICHAEL ANNENBERG SCHOOL 110 TR 0130PM-0300PM The course will begin with a review of basic concepts in pharmacology: routes of drug administration, drug metabolism, the dose response curve, tolerance, and sensitization. Following a brief overview of cellular foundations of neuropharmacology (cell biology,synaptic and receptor function), the course will focus on various classes of drugs used to treat neuropsychiatric disorders including, among others, depression, schizophrenia,and anxiety. We will additionally consider mechanisms mediating the mind-altering, addictive and neurotoxic effects of abused drugs.
                      PSYC 231-401 EVOLUTION OF BEHAVIOR SCHMIDT, MARC
                      DING, YUN
                      STEPHEN A. LEVIN BUILDING AUD TR 0130PM-0300PM The evolution of social behavior in animals, with special emphasis on group formation, cooperation among kin, mating systems, territoriality and communication.
                        PSYC 247-001 NEUROSCIENCE AND SOCIETY GERSTEIN, HILARY STEPHEN A. LEVIN BUILDING 111 TR 1030AM-1200PM Cognitive, social,and affective neuroscience have made tremendous progress in in the last two decades. As this progress continues, neuroscience is becoming increasingly relevant to all of the real-world endeavors that require understanding, predicting and changing human behavior. In this course we will examine the ways in which neuroscience is being applied in law, criminal justice, national defense, education, economics, business,and other sectors of society. For each application area we will briefly review those aspects of neuroscience that are most relevant, and then study the application in more detail.
                          PSYC 253-001 JUDGMENT AND DECISIONS ROYZMAN, EDWARD CANCELED Thinking, judgment, and personal and societal decision making, with emphasis on fallacies and biases.
                            COLLEGE QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS REQ.; QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS COURSE
                            PSYC 265-401 BEHAVIORAL ECON & PSYCH BHATIA, SUDEEP STITELER HALL B6 TR 0130PM-0300PM This course will introduce you to the study of choice, and will examine in detail what we know about how people make choices, and how we can influence these choices. It will utilize insights from psychology and economics, and will apply these insights to domains including consumer choice, risky decision making, and prosocial decision making.
                              PSYC 362-301 RESEARCH EXP ABNORMAL: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY HUNT, MELISSA GODDARD LAB 103 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 400-301 SENIOR HONORS SEM PSYCH BRANNON, ELIZABETH STEPHEN A. LEVIN BUILDING 111 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.
                                  COMMUNICATION WITHIN THE CURRICULUM; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT
                                  PSYC 429-401 SEMINAR HUMAN MEMORY KAHANA, MICHAEL GODDARD LAB 100 R 0130PM-0430PM Advances in brain recording methods over the last decade have generated vastly more brain data than had been collected by neuroscientists during the previous century. To understand the human brain, scientists must now use computational methods that exploit the power of these huge data sets.This course will introduce you to the use of big data analytics in the study of human memory and its neural basis. Through hands-on programming projects, we will analyze multi-terabyte data sets both to replicate existing phenomena and to make new discoveries. Although the course has no formal neuroscience or psychology prerequisites it does require CIS121 and Python experience. Because of the heavy computing resources required to perform the assignments enrollment is limited to 15 students and there is a required course application. https://forms.gle/CfeogYQm5mwUBk3x7
                                    PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR
                                    PSYC 434-401 COMP. NEURO. LAB RUST, NICOLE LEIDY LAB 109 TR 0300PM-0430PM This course will focus on computational neuroscience from the combined perspective of data collection, data analysis, and computational modeling. These issues will be explored through lectures as well as Matlab-based tutorials and exercises. The course requires no prior knowledge of computer programming and a limited math background, but familiarity with some basic statistical concepts will be assumed. The course is an ideal preparation for students interested in participating in a more independent research experience in one of the labs on campus. For the Spring 2019 semester, the course will focus on the topic of visual memory.
                                      PSYC 466-301 SEMINAR POSITIVE PSYCH CONNOLLY, CAROLINE GODDARD LAB 102 T 0130PM-0430PM This intensive, discussion-based seminar focuses on the key research that has shaped Positive Psychology. This seminar will equip students with useful insight and critical analysis about Positive Psychology by emphasizing scientific literacy. The workload for this seminar requires intensive reading. To excel in this seminar, students must be willing to enthusiastically read, dissect, and critique ideas within Positive Psychology. This requires students to articulate various ideas in verbal and written form.
                                        PSYC 470-301 SEMINAR IN SOCIAL PSYCH: PSYCHOLOGY AND RELIGION BERMANT, GORDON WILLIAMS HALL 304 M 0200PM-0500PM Topics vary each semester.
                                          PSYC 472-301 SEMINAR EVOLUTION PSYCH: Behavioral Biology of Women APICELLA, COREN GODDARD LAB 100 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.
                                            PSYC 478-401 CAPSTONE: SOCIAL PSYCH: Obedience ROYZMAN, EDWARD MEYERSON HALL B4 R 0130PM-0430PM Though almost half a century old, Milgram's 1961-1962 studies of "destructive obedience" continue to puzzle, fascinate, and alarm. In this seminar, we will take an in-depth look at these famous studies (along with the more recent replications) and explore their various psychological, historical, and philosophical ramifications. This course has a number of intellectual goals that go beyond simply rarifying one's understanding of a particular content area (important and generative as it may be). One such a goal is to enable you to think critically (though not disparagingly) about other people's researh and theoretical claims that ensue from it, all with the hope that you can then apply the self-same critical acumen to your own future work. Second, this course will offer a hospitable environment for developing (and exchanging) creative ideas of your own. Your work on your individual reaction papers and on the term paper in particular will be a key element in achieving this goal.
                                              PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT
                                              PSYC 482-301 INSIDE THE CRIMINAL MIND WALLER, REBECCA GODDARD LAB 207 TR 1030AM-1200PM This seminar explores the development of antisocial behavior including psychopathy, aggression, and violence. At its core, this course examines what increases the risk that children will develop behavior problems and go onto more chronic and extreme forms of violence and psychopathic personality that results in harm to others. We will examine psychiatric diagnoses associated with these antisocial behaviors in both childhood and adulthood and how they link to other relevant forms of psychopathology (e.g., substance use, ADHD). We will explore research elucidating the neural correlates of these behaviors, potential genetic mechanisms underlying these behaviors, and the environments that increase risk for these behaviors. Thus, there will be a focus on neurobiology and genetics approaches to psychiatric outcomes, as well as a social science approach to understanding these harmful behaviors, all while considering development across time. We will also consider ethical and moral implications of this research.
                                                PSYC 490-401 The Science of Behavior Change DUCKWORTH, ANGELA
                                                MILKMAN, KATHERINE
                                                JON M. HUNTSMAN HALL 541 W 0900AM-1200PM This advanced seminar will expose students to cutting-edge research from psychology and economics on the most effective strategies for changing behavior for the better (e.g., promoting healthier eating and exercise, encouraging better study habits, and increasing savings rates). The weekly readings cover classic and current research in this area. For each topic we will cover, articles have been carefully chosen, and we will discuss those in detail. The goal is to help students develop the skill of reading and critiquing an academic paper. We will therefore have student led discussions of papers and required summaries. The target audience for this course is advanced undergraduate students interested in behavioral science research and particularly those hoping to learn about using social science to make a positive social impact. We will focus primarily on the applications of behavioral science to improving health, education and financial outcomes. Admission to this course is by application only. Please complete the application form to be considered for admission: https://tinyurl.com/bcfg-class-application
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                                                  PSYC 525-301 CONTR IN PSYC & NEUROSCI KABLE, JOSEPH CANCELED In this seminar, we will discuss several recent controversies in psychology and neuroscience, for example: "p-hacking," replicability, methodological terrorists, neural activity in dead salmon and failures to control the false positive rate in neuroimaging, "voodoo correlations" and double dipping, whether Tic-Tacs can improve self-control and whether reading "old" makes you walk slower. Our goal is not just to engender ennui and/or schadenfreude, but also to ask what we can learn from these discussions about how to do science in the most rigorous, reproducible manner possible.
                                                    PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR
                                                    PSYC 541-301 SLEEP AND MEMORY SCHAPIRO, ANNA DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 2N36 T 0300PM-0600PM Why do we sleep? This question has puzzled scientists for centuries, but one reason emerging from research in the area is that sleep is critical for forming, retaining, and transforming our memories over time. This seminar explores human and animal research in psychology and neuroscience that has shed light on how sleep carries out these functions. Topics will include the different stages of sleep and their roles in memory consolidation, the neural systems involved in representing memory at different timescales, and the role of dreams in processing memories.
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                                                      PSYC 547-001 FNDTIONS SOC COG NEUROSC GERSTEIN, HILARY GODDARD LAB 207 MW 0330PM-0500PM
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                                                        PSYC 600-301 PROSEMINAR IN PSYCH: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY RUSCIO, AYELET GODDARD LAB 102 M 1100AM-0200PM 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: NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY FLANAGAN-CATO, LORETTA CANCELED Choice of half or full course units each sem. covering a range of subjects and approaches in academic psychology.
                                                            PSYC 600-303 JUDGMENT AND DECISIONS MELLERS, BARBARA CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 204 W 0900AM-0100PM Choice of half or full course units each sem. covering a range of subjects and approaches in academic psychology.
                                                              PSYC 611-401 APPLIED REG & ANALY VAR ROSENBAUM, PAUL JON M. HUNTSMAN HALL 245 TR 1200PM-0130PM An applied graduate level course in multiple regression and analysis of variance for students who have completed an undergraduate course in basic statistical methods. Emphasis is on practical methods of data analysis and their interpretation. Covers model building, general linear hypothesis, residual analysis, leverage and influence, one-way anova, two-way anova, factorial anova. Primarily for doctoral students in the managerial, behavioral, social and health sciences.
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                                                                PSYC 698-000 LABORATORY ROTATION Lab rotation for psychology grad students.
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                                                                  PSYC 698-001 LABORATORY ROTATION SCHAPIRO, ANNA Lab rotation for psychology grad students.
                                                                    PSYC 698-002 LABORATORY ROTATION STOCKER, ALAN Lab rotation for psychology grad students.
                                                                      PSYC 709-301 PSYC ASSESSMENT OF CHILD KRATZ, HILARY GODDARD LAB 102 F 0900AM-1200PM A developmental approach to the study of psychopathology focuses on how psychological processes from normal to abnormal developmental trajectories. In this seminar we will cover theory, methods, and key constructs in the study of developmental psychopathology. Readings will include seminal empirical papers and chapters.
                                                                        PSYC 709-302 EMPIRICALLY SUPPORTED TR CHAMBLESS, DIANNE CLAIRE M. FAGIN HALL (NURSING 112 W 0200PM-0500PM A developmental approach to the study of psychopathology focuses on how psychological processes from normal to abnormal developmental trajectories. In this seminar we will cover theory, methods, and key constructs in the study of developmental psychopathology. Readings will include seminal empirical papers and chapters.
                                                                          PSYC 711-301 REGRESSION & ANOVA CANCELED
                                                                            PSYC 739-301 PROB MODLS OF PERC & COG STOCKER, ALAN MCNEIL BUILDING 409 MW 0200PM-0330PM Probability theory has become an increasingly popular and successful framework for modeling human perceptual and cognitive behavior. This course will provide a careful introduction to probability theory and the various ways it has been applied in psychology and neuroscience. Goal is to make students understand the most important state-of-the-art probabilistic models in perception and cognition, what they reveal about the brain's underlying computations and strategies in dealing with uncertainty, and how such computations can potentially be performed by populations of neurons.
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                                                                              PSYC 751-301 S/T IN COGNITION: LANG PROC & LANG DEVEL TRUESWELL, JOHN CANCELED
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                                                                                PSYC 810-301 PSYCHODIAGNOSTIC TESTING HUNT, MELISSA TBA TBA-
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                                                                                  PSYC 811-301 PSYCHODIAGNOS INTERVIEW HUNT, MELISSA TBA TBA-
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                                                                                    PSYC 815-301 INTRODUCTORY PRACTICUM HUNT, MELISSA TBA TBA-
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                                                                                      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.
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                                                                                        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.
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                                                                                          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.