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Psychology

The Psychology Department offers various foundational courses and more specialized courses that explore areas of social, developmental, and abnormal psychology.

The courses on this page reflect Summer 2018 offerings.

 

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Abnormal Behavior
PSYC S2620D 3 points.

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

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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 2620 001/28814 Tu Th 9:00a - 12:10p
603 HAMILTON HALL
Karen Hebert 3 Open
Evolutionary Psychology
PSYC S2490D 3 points.

Traditional psychologists have focused primarily on answering “how?” questions regarding the mechanisms that underlie behavior (i.e. How does the system work?).  In contrast, evolutionary psychologists focus primarily on answering “why?” questions (i.e. Why does this system exist, and why does it have the form it does?).  This course is designed to apply our knowledge of evolutionary theory to psychology in order to answer such questions. 

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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 2490 001/87696 M W 9:00a - 12:10p
963 EXT SCHERMERHORN HALL
Lawrence Reed 3 Open
Experimental Psychology: Human Behavior
PSYC S1420D 4 points.

Introduction to the techniques of research employed in the study of human behavior. Students gain experience in the conduct of research, including design of simple experiments, observation and measurement techniques, and the analysis of behavioral data.

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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1420 001/64460 M Tu W Th 10:45a - 12:50p
200B SCHERMERHORN HALL
Patricia Lindemann 4 Open
Introduction to Developmental Psychology
PSYC S2280D 3 points.

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

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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 2280 001/76203 Tu Th 1:00p - 4:10p
467 EXT SCHERMERHORN HALL
Maria Crisafi 3 Open
The Psychology of Stereotyping & Prejudice
PSYC S3610D 3 points.

A review of current research on intergroup perceptions, attitudes, and behavior. Emphasis on cognitive processes underlying stereotyping and prejudice.

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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 3610 001/10991 M W 5:30p - 8:40p
608 SCHERMERHORN HALL
Nadav Antebi-Gruszka 3 Open
The Science of Psychology
PSYC S1001D 4 points.

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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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1001 001/13423 M Tu W Th 1:00p - 3:05p
608 SCHERMERHORN HALL
Tina Kao 4 Open
Behavioral Neuroscience
PSYC S2450Q 3 points.

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, and sleep and circadian rhythms.

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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 2450 001/72156 M W 1:00p - 4:10p
608 SCHERMERHORN HALL
Elif Duman 3 Open
Clinical Neuropsychology Seminar
PSYC S3625Q 3 points.

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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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 3625 001/70940 Tu Th 6:15p - 9:25p
652 SCHERMERHORN HALL
E'mett McCaskill 3 Open
Introductory Statistics for Behavioral Scientists
PSYC S1610Q 4 points.

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.

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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1610 001/21119 M Tu W Th 10:45a - 12:50p
200B SCHERMERHORN HALL
Lawrence Reed 4 Open
Psychology of Sexuality and Gender
PSYC S3696Q 3 points.

Seminar reviewing seminal and current theoretical and empirical writings about the psychology of sex, sexuality, and gender. We will review and discuss readings across various fields in psychology, such as clinical, developmental, social, and health psychology as they pertain to issues in the study of sexuality and gender.

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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 3696 001/16604 M W 5:30p - 8:40p
608 SCHERMERHORN HALL
Nadav Antebi-Gruszka 3 Open
Seminar in Infant Development
PSYC S3280Q 3 points.

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

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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 3280 001/19903 Tu Th 1:00p - 4:10p
608 SCHERMERHORN HALL
Maria Crisafi 3 Open
Social Psychology
PSYC S2630Q 3 points.

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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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 2630 001/63244 Tu Th 9:00a - 12:10p
603 HAMILTON HALL
Joshua Feinberg 3 Open
The Science of Psychology
PSYC S1001Q 4 points.

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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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1001 002/73372 M Tu W Th 10:45a - 12:50p
520 MATHEMATICS BUILDING
Karen Kelly 4 Open