Courses for Fall 2021

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 Adrianna C Jenkins MEYH B1 TR 01:45 PM-03:15 PM 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) Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PSYC001001
PSYC 109-401 Intro To Brain & Behav Judith Mclean LEVN AUD MWF 10:15 AM-11:15 AM 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. BIOL109401, BIBB109401 Living World Sector (all classes) Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Laboratory (see below)
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PSYC 109-402 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Gianna Perez LLAB 104 T 10:15 AM-11:45 AM 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. BIOL109402, BIBB109402 Living World Sector (all classes) Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PSYC 111-401 Perception Johannes Burge LLAB 10 MW 08:30 AM-10:00 AM How the individual acquires and is guided by knowledge about objects and events in their environment. VLST211401 Registration also required for Recitation (see below) https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PSYC111401
PSYC 149-401 Cognitive Neuroscience Judith Mclean LEVN AUD TR 03:30 PM-05:00 PM 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. BIBB249401 Nat Sci & Math Sector (new curriculum only) Natural Science & Math Sector
PSYC 170-001 Social Psychology Geoffrey Goodwin LLAB 10 TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM 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) Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PSYC170001
PSYC 181-001 Intro Developmental Psyc Hannah-Lise Schofield STIT B6 MW 05:15 PM-06:45 PM 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. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PSYC181001
PSYC 207-401 Introduction To Cognitive Science John C. Trueswell
Charles Yang
STIT B6 TR 01:45 PM-03:15 PM How do minds work? This course surveys a wide range of answers to this question from disciplines ranging from philosophy to neuroscience. The course devotes special attention to the use of simple computational and mathematical models. Topics include perception, learning, memory, decision making, emotion and consciousness. 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. LING105401, CIS140401, PHIL044401, COGS001401 Nat Sci & Math Sector (new curriculum only) Natural Science & Math Sector
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
PSYC 215-401 Data Sci For Lang & Mind Kathryn Schuler MOOR 216 MW 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Data Science for studying Language and the Mind is an entry-level course designed to teach basic principles of data science to students with little or no background in statistics or computer science. Students will learn to identify patterns in data using visualizations and descriptive statistics; make predictions from data using machine learning and optimization; and quantify the certainty of their predictions using statistical models. This course aims to help students build a foundation of critical thinking and computational skills that will allow them to work with data in all fields related to the study of the mind (e.g. linguistics, psychology, philosophy, cognitive science). LING172401 Nat Sci & Math Sector (new curriculum only) Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Natural Science & Math Sector
Registration also required for Laboratory (see below)
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PSYC 215-402 Data Science For Studying Language and the Mind Yong June Choe BENN 222 R 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Data Science for studying Language and the Mind is an entry-level course designed to teach basic principles of data science to students with little or no background in statistics or computer science. Students will learn to identify patterns in data using visualizations and descriptive statistics; make predictions from data using machine learning and optimization; and quantify the certainty of their predictions using statistical models. This course aims to help students build a foundation of critical thinking and computational skills that will allow them to work with data in all fields related to the study of the mind (e.g. linguistics, psychology, philosophy, cognitive science). LING172402 Nat Sci & Math Sector (new curriculum only) Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
PSYC 225-401 Drugs, Brain, and Mind Michael Kane ANNS 110 TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM The course will begin with a review of basic concepts in pharmacology including: routes of drug administration, drug metabolism, the dose response curve, tolerance and sensitization. Following a brief overview of cellular foundations of neuropharmacology (neuronal biology, synaptic and receptor function), the course will focus on several neurotransmitter systems and the molecular and behavioral mechanisms mediating the mind-altering, additive and neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety with an emphasis on their underlying neurobiological causes, as well as the pharmacological approaches for treatment. BIBB270401 Nat Sci & Math Sector (new curriculum only) Natural Science & Math Sector https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PSYC225401
PSYC 247-001 Neuroscience and Society Sharon L Thompson-Schill LEVN 111 TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM 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. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PSYC247001
PSYC 265-401 Behavioral Econ & Psych Sudeep Bhatia STIT B6 TR 03:30 PM-05:00 PM Our understanding of markets, governments, and societies rests on our understanding of choice behavior, and the psychological forces that govern it. 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 risky decision making, intertemporal decision making, and social decision making. PPE313401
PSYC 362-301 Research Exp Abnormal: Psychopathology Melissa G. Hunt GLAB 103 R 01:45 PM-04:45 PM Prerequite: PSYC 362, 301 is a two-semester course starting in the Fall. Class size limited to 8 students. Permission Needed From Instructor
Permission Needed From Department
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PSYC 400-301 Senior Honors Sem Psych Elizabeth M Brannon PCPE 225 M 01:45 PM-04:45 PM 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. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program in Psychology. Permission Needed From Department
Communication Within the Curriculum
PSYC 449-301 Seminar in Cog Neurosci: Educational Neuroscience Allyson P Mackey COLL 318 T 12:00 PM-03:00 PM Topics vary each semester. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PSYC449301
PSYC 462-301 Seminar Abnormal Psych: Theories of Psychotherapy Elizabeth D Krause COLL 318 R 12:00 PM-03:00 PM Topics vary each semester. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PSYC462301
PSYC 466-301 Positive Education (SNF Paideia Program Course) Caroline Jane Connolly DRLB 4E9 W 10:15 AM-01:15 PM 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. Designated SNF Paideia Program Course https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PSYC466301
PSYC 466-302 Positive Education(SNF Paideia Program Course) Caroline Jane Connolly DRLB 2C4 W 01:45 PM-04:45 PM 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. Designated SNF Paideia Program Course https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PSYC466302
PSYC 478-401 Capstone: Social Psych: Obedience Edward Royzman DRLB 2C2 R 01:45 PM-04:45 PM Social psychology explores how an individual's judgements and behaviors can be influences or determined by others and their social context. Prerequisite: As a PPE Capstone, this is an intergrative senior seminar (open to others by departmental permission). PPE477401
PSYC 547-001 Fndtions Soc Cog Neurosc Martha J. Farah CANCELED Permission Needed From Instructor
PSYC 573-301 Neuroeconomics Joseph W Kable GLAB 427 MW 01:45 PM-03:15 PM This seminar will review recent research that combines economic, psychological, and neuroscientific approaches to study decision-making. The course will focus on our current state of knowledge regarding the neuroscience of decision-making, and how evidence concerning the neural processes associated with choices might be used to constrain or advance economic and psychological theories of decision-making. Topics covered will include decisions involving risk and uncertainty, decisions that involve learning from experience, decisions in strategic interactions and games, and social preferences. Permission Needed From Department
PSYC 600-301 Proseminar in Psych: Social Emotional Develop Sara R Jaffee GLAB 102 MW 10:15 AM-12:15 PM Choice of half or full course units each sem. covering a range of subjects and approaches in academic psychology. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PSYC600301
PSYC 600-302 Proseminar in Psych: Perception Johannes Burge WILL 307 MW 03:30 PM-05:30 PM 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 Russell A Epstein GLAB 427 TR 01:45 PM-03:45 PM 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 Alexander Vekker JMHH 240 TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM 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. Permission of instructor required to enroll. STAT500401, BSTA550401 Permission Needed From Instructor
PSYC 709-301 Clinical Seminar: Transdiagnostic Processe Ayelet M Ruscio COHN 237 M 12:00 PM-03:00 PM 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. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=PSYC709301
PSYC 747-001 Cont Res Iss in Scan Martha J. Farah CANCELED Permission Needed From Instructor
PSYC 810-301 Psychodiagnostic Testing Melissa G. Hunt Permission Needed From Department
PSYC 811-301 Psychodiagnos Interview Melissa G. Hunt Permission Needed From Department
PSYC 815-301 Introductory Practicum Melissa G. Hunt Permission Needed From Department
PSYC 820-301 Advanced Practicum Robert J Derubeis 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 Emily M.B. Haimes 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 Melissa G. Hunt Intensive studies of single individuals including interviews, tests, and experiments; also clinical experience at appropriate community agencies. Permission Needed From Department