Bulletin Descriptions

Summer Term 2016

1000 (Introductory), 2000 (Intermediate), and
3000-level (Advanced Undergraduate) Courses

S1001D or Q. The Science of Psychology
4 pts. R. Canbeyli MTWR 1:00 - 3:05 PM. 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 23 - July 1, 2016

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4 pts. T. Kao MTWR 10:45 AM - 12:50 PM. 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 5 - August 12, 2016

Introduction to the science of human behavior. Topics include history of psychology, brain function and development, sleep and dreams, sensation and perception, learning and memory, theories of development, language and cognition, research methods, emotion, mental illness, and therapy.

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S1420D. Experimental Psychology: Human Behavior
4 pts. P. Lindemann and R. Crookes MTWR 10:45 AM- 12:50 PM. 200B Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 23 - July 1, 2016


Prerequisite: PSYC UN1001 or UN1010, and a statistics course (PSYC UN1610 or the equivalent), or the instructor's permission.

Methodology and procedures of personality and social psychological research and exercises in data analysis and research design. Statistical concepts such as reliability and validity, methods of constructing personality measures, merits and limitations of correlational and experimental research designs, and empirical evaluation of theories. Student teams conduct research projects. Fee $70.

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S1610Q. Introductory Statistics for Behavioral Scientists
4 pts. M. Crisafi MTWR 10:45 - 12:50 PM. 200B Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 5 - August 12, 2016

Prerequisite: PSYC UN1001 or UN1010, or the equivalent.

Recommended preparation: one course in behavioral science and knowledge of high school algebra.
An introduction to statistics that concentrates on problems from the behavioral sciences. Fee $70.

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S2215D. Cognition and the Brain
3 pts. C. Marvin TR 9:00 AM- 12:10 PM. 608 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 23 - July 1, 2016


Prerequisite: An introductory course in psychology.

Description: How mental activities--particularly human cognitive processes--are implemented in the brain, with some emphasis on methods and findings of neuroscience. Topics include long term and working memory, attention and executive processes, concepts and categorization, decision making, and language.

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S2235Q. Thinking and Decision Making
3 pts. R. Crookes TR 1:00 - 4:10 PM. 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 5 - August 12, 2016


Prerequisite: An introductory course in psychology.

Description: Models of judgment and decision making in both certain and uncertain or risky situations, illustrating the interplay of top-down (theory-driven) and bottom-up (data-driven) processes in creating knowledge. Focus is on how individuals do and should makedecisions, with some extensions to group decision making and social dilemmas.

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S2450Q. Behavioral Neuroscience
3 pts. R. Canbeyli MW
1:00 - 4:10 PM. 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 5 - August 12, 2016


Prerequisite:
PSYC UN1001 or UN1010, or the equivalent.

Examines the principles governing neuronal activity, the role of neurotransmitter systems in memory and motivational processes, the presumed brain dysfunctions that give rise to schizophrenia and depression, and philosophical issues regarding the relationship between brain activity and subjective experience.

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S2620D. Abnormal Behavior
3 pts. E. McCaskill
TR 6:15 - 9:25 PM. 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 23- July 1, 2016


Prerequisite:
PSYC UN1001 or UN1010, or the equivalent.

An examination of definitions, theories, and treatments of abnormal behavior.

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S2630D. Social Psychology
3 pts. J.Feinberg MW
9:00 - 12:10 PM. 608 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 23 - July 1, 2016


Prerequisite:
PSYC UN1001 or UN1010, or the equivalent.

Surveys important methods, findings, and theories in the study of social influences on behavior. Emphasizes different perspectives on the relation between individuals and society.

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S3280D. Infant Development Seminar
3 pts. M. Crisafi
TR 1:00 - 4:10 PM. 608 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 23 - July 1, 2016

Prerequisite: An introductory course in Neuroscience, like PSYC UN1010 or UN2450, or the instructor's permission.

Analysis of human development during the first year of life, with an emphasis on infant perceptual and cognitive development.

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S3496Q. Neuroscience and Society
3 pts. C. Marvin
TR 9:00 - 12:10 PM. 405 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 5 - August 12, 2016

Prerequisite: Science of Psychology (PSYC 1001) or Mind, Brain, & Behavior (PSYC 1010), or equivalent introductory psychology course. Students who have not taken one of these courses may also be admitted with instructor permission..

This course investigates the ways in which research in human neuroscience both reflects and informs societal issues. Topics include how neuroscience research is interpreted and applied in areas such as healthcare, education, law, consumer behavior, and public policy.

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S3625Q. Clinical Neuropsychology Seminar
3 pts. E. McCaskill
TR 6:15 - 9:25 PM. 608 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 5- August 12, 2016

Prerequisite: PSYC UN1010 or UN2450, or the instructor's permission.

Analysis of the assessment of physical and psychiatric diseases impacting the central nervous system, with emphasis on the relationship between neuropathology and cognitive and behavioral deficits.

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S3664D. The Psychology of Emotion: Theories, Functions, and Regulation
3 pts. J. Shu
MW 1:00 - 4:10 PM. 405 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 23 - July 1, 2016

This course will provide an overview of theoretical perspectives and research on what emotions are, what functions they serve, and what roles emotions and emotion regulation play in many parts of our lives such asmental health, social relationships, and decision making. The readings will incorporate a wide array of tools that scientists have adopted to understand emotions at different levels of analysis, such as the use of physiological measures (including brain activity), behavioral measures, self-reports of experience, and data acquired through social media.To present different perspectives on the study of emotions, the course will cover research drawn from such fields as social psychology, clinical psychology and developmental psychology, as well as social and affective neuroscience. Concurrently, we will hone a scientific mindset by approaching readings, presentations,and writing assignments with a structured approach to scientific inquiry that helps us identify the major components of the research process when reading and thinking about scientific research.

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S4440D. Topics in Neurobiology and Behavior
3 pts. Billur Avlar
TR 5:30- 8:40 PM. 405 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 23 - July 1, 2016

Topic: PSYC UN1001 plus UN1010 or UN2450 or equivalent, plus perission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: PSYC UN1001 plus UN1010 or UN2450 or equivalent, plus permission of the instructor
[Motivation is topic for summer 2016. See syllabus for details.]

Examines current topics in neurobiology and behavior.

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