Bulletin Descriptions

Summer Term 2015

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

S1001D or Q. The Science of Psychology
4 pts. K. Hebert MTWR 10:45 - 12:50 PM. 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 26 - July 2, 2015

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4 pts. T. Kao MTWR 6:15 - 8:20 PM. 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 6 - August 14, 2015

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. [Download related syllabus]

S1420D. Experimental Psychology: Human Behavior
4 pts. P. Lindemann and R. Crookes MTWR 10:45 - 12:50 PM. 200B Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 26 - July 2, 2015


Prerequisite: PSYC W1001 or W1010, and a statistics course (PSYC W1610 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. [Download related syllabus]

S1610Q. Introductory Statistics for Behavioral Scientists
4 pts. M. Crisafi MTWR 10:45 - 12:50 PM. 200B Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 6 - August 14, 2015

Prerequisite: PSYC W1001 or W1010, 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. [Download related syllabus]

S2215Q. Cognition and the Brain
3 pts. C. Marvin TR 1:00 - 4:10 PM. 608 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 6 - August 14, 2015


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. [Download syllabus]


S2235Q. Thinking and Decision Making
3 pts. R. Crookes MW 9:00 - 12:10 PM. 963 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 6 - August 14, 2015


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. [Download syllabus]

S2450D. Behavioral Neuroscience
3 pts. R. Canbeyli MW
1:00 - 4:10 PM. 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 26- July 2, 2014


Prerequisite:
PSYC W1001 or W1010, 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. [Download related syllabus]

S2620D. Abnormal Behavior
3 pts. E. McCaskill
TR 6:15 - 9:25 PM. 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 26- July 2, 2014


Prerequisite:
PSYC W1001 or W1010, or the equivalent.

An examination of definitions, theories, and treatments of abnormal behavior. [Download related syllabus]

S2630D. Social Psychology
3 pts. A. Bajger and N. Zerubavel TR
9:00 - 12:10 PM. 963 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 26 - July 2, 2015


Prerequisite:
PSYC W1001 or W1010, 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
. [Download related syllabus]

S3280D. Infant Development Seminar
3 pts. M. Crisafi
TR 1:00 - 4:10 PM. 200C Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 26 - July 2, 2015

Prerequisite: An introductory course in Neuroscience, like PSYC W1010 or W2450, or the instructor's permission.

Analysis of human development during the first year of life, with an emphasis on infant perceptual and cognitive development. [Download related syllabus]

S3483D. The Dynamic Brain: Plasticity from Birth to Old Age
3 pts. D. Barulli
MW 6:16 - 9:25 PM. 405 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 26 - July 2, 2015

Prerequisite: An introductory course in Neuroscience, like PSYC W1010 or W2450, or the instructor's permission.

This course will investigate the changing structure of the human brain and the concomitant changes in human behavior from early development through old age. We will focus on both typical lifespan development, and the exceptions to typical development brought on by environmental factors which can influence biological trajectories. We will cover a wide range of topics including epigenetic effects on the young organism, the impact of early environmental deprivation on “normal” cognitive and sensory development, the potential of even the adult brain for structural alteration in response to behaviors like aerobic exercise, and the long-term effects of education and complex mental activities on later risk for dementia and diminished cognitive ability during old age. Such variations from the typical developmental processes are often called manifestations of “plasticity,” and a main theme running through this course is just how prevalent such plasticity is—raising questions about what terms like "typical development" even mean. [Download related syllabus]


S3625Q. Clinical Neuropsychology Seminar
3 pts. E. McCaskill
TR 6:15 - 9:25 PM. 608 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 6- August 14, 2015

Prerequisite: PSYC W1010 or W2450, 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. [Download related syllabus]

S3682Q. Self-Regulation: The Science of Becoming Your Better Self
3 pts. E. Kanellopoulou
MW 6:15 - 9:25 PM. 405 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 6- August 14, 2015

Prerequisite: PSYC W1010 or W2450, or the instructor's permission.

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