Bulletin Descriptions

Summer Term 2014

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 27 - July 3, 2014


4 pts. B. Denny MTWR 6:15 - 8:20 PM. 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 7 - August 15, 2014

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 C. Crew MTWR 10:45 - 12:50 PM. 200B Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 27 - July 3, 2014


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. 467 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 7 - August 15, 2014

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]


S2235D. Thinking and Decision Making
3 pts. K. Fox-Glassman and L. Zaval MW 6:15 - 9:25 PM. 608 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 27 - July 3, 2014


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]

S2280D. Introduction to Developmental Psychology
3 pts. M. Crisafi TR 1:00 - 4:10 PM. 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 27 - July 3, 2014


Prerequisite: PSYC W1001 or W1010, or the equivalent.

Introduction to the scientific study of human development, with an emphasis on psychobiological processes underlying perceptual, cognitive, and emotional development. [Download related syllabus]

S2450Q. Behavioral Neuroscience
3 pts. R. Canbeyli MW 1:00 - 4:10 PM. 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 7 - August 15, 2014

Recommended preparation: a course in psychology and high school physics, chemistry, and biology.

An introduction to the analysis of psychological issues by anatomical, physiological, and pharmacological methods. Topics include neurons, neurotransmitters, neural circuits, human neuroanatomy, vision, learning, memory, emotion, sleep and circadian rhythms. [Download related syllabus]

S2620Q. Abnormal Behavior
3 pts. E. McCaskill
TR 6:15 - 9:25 PM. 608 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 7 - August 15, 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. J. Cornwell and T. Riddle MW
1:00 - 4:10 PM. 614 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 27 - July 3, 2014


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]

S3625D. Clinical Neuropsychology Seminar
3 pts. E. McCaskill
TR 6:15 - 9:25 PM. 608 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term I: May 27 - July 3, 2014

Prerequisite: An introductory course in Neuroscience, like 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]

S3662Q. Psychology and Neuroscience of Positive Emotion
3 pts. B. Dore
TR 9:00 - 12:10 PM. 405 Schermerhorn Hall.
Summer Term II: July 7 - August 15, 2014


Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or W1010, or an equivalent introductory psychology course; a class in statistics or research methods is recommended. Students with no psychology coursework but a background in biology or neuroscience may be considered but will need instructor permission.

This course is designed to explore and critically evaluate key theories and research findings in this emerging psychology and neuroscience of positive emotion. [Download related syllabus]


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