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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.

Check the Directory of Classes for the most up-to-date course information.

Summer 2022 Session Information

  • SESSION A (First Half Term) courses are May 23–July 1, 2022
  • SESSION B (Second Half Term) courses are July 5–August 12, 2022
  • SESSION X (Full Term) courses are May 23–August 12, 2022
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THE SCIENCE OF PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC1001S001 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC1001S001 001/10103 Session B Mo 10:45 AM–12:50 PM
Tu 10:45 AM–12:50 PM
We 10:45 AM–12:50 PM
Th 10:45 AM–12:50 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Tina Kao
4 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
Science of Psychology: Explorations and Applications
PSYC1021W001 3 points.

UN1021 offers a broad introductory survey of psychological science, discussing relations between the brain, behavior, and experience, with regard to topics including: sensation and perception; learning, memory, language, and cognition; emotions and motivation; development, personality, health and well-being, and social behavior. The course emphasizes science as a process of discovering both new ideas and new empirical results -- and the ways in which psychological research can be used to address real-world challenges.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC1021W001 001/10091 Session A Tu 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
Th 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Monica Thieu
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
EXPERIMNTL PSYCH:HUMN BEHAVIOR
PSYC1420S001 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.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC1420S001 001/10094 Session A Mo 10:45 AM–12:50 PM
Tu 10:45 AM–12:50 PM
We 10:45 AM–12:50 PM
Th 10:45 AM–12:50 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Patricia Lindemann
4 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
INTRO-STAT-BEHAVIORL SCIENTIST
PSYC1610S001 4 points.
Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010 or the equivalent. Recommended preparation: one course in behavioral science and knowledge of high school algebra. 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.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC1610S001 001/10102 Session B Mo 09:00 AM–11:05 AM
Tu 09:00 AM–11:05 AM
We 09:00 AM–11:05 AM
Th 09:00 AM–11:05 AM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lawrence Reed
4 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC2141X001 3 points.

Prerequisites: BC1001. An introduction to the study of abnormal behavior and various psychological disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders. The course broadly reviews scientific and cultural perspectives on abnormal behavior with an emphasis on clinical descriptions and diagnosis, etiology, treatment, and research methods. The following Columbia University course is considered overlapping and a student cannot receive credit for both the BC course and the equivalent CU course: PSYC UN2620 Abnormal Behavior.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC2141X001 001/00014 Session B Tu 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
Th 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Michael Wheaton
3 Closed for Online Registration
(no Adds or Drops)
In-Person
COGNITION: BASIC PROCESSES
PSYC2210S001 3 points.

An introduction to basic concepts in cognitive psychology. Topics include theories and
phenomena in areas such as attention, memory, concepts and categories, language, reasoning,
decision making, and consciousness.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC2210S001 001/11040 Session A Mo 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
We 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Nora Isacoff
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
PSYC2450S001 3 points.
Prerequisites: PSYC UN1001 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.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC2450S001 001/10099 Session B Tu 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
Th 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Elif Duman
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC2490S001 3 points.
Prerequisites: PSYC UN1001 or equivalent 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.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC2490S001 001/10093 Session A Mo 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
We 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lawrence Reed
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR
PSYC2620S001 3 points.
Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010 or the instructor's permission. An examination of definitions, theories, and treatments of abnormal behavior.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC2620S001 001/10092 Session A Tu 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
Th 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Usha Barahmand
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC2630S001 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.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC2630S001 001/10098 Session B Mo 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
We 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Joshua Feinberg
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
Topics in Clinical Psychology - Summer
PSYC3622S001 4 points.

A seminar for advanced undergraduate students exploring different areas of clinical psychology. The specific focus within clinical psychology may differ each time the course is offered, so it is possible for the course to be retaken for additional credit.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC3622S001 001/10365 Session A Mo 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
We 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jeffrey Cohen
4 Registration Block
(no Adds)
(self-man. Wait List)
In-Person
Topics in Clinical Psychology - Summer
PSYC3622S002 3 points.

A seminar for advanced undergraduate students exploring different areas of clinical psychology. The specific focus within clinical psychology may differ each time the course is offered, so it is possible for the course to be retaken for additional credit.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC3622S002 002/10366 Session B Tu 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
Th 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Usha Barahmand
3 Registration Block
(no Adds)
(self-man. Wait List)
In-Person
CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY SEM
PSYC3625S001 3 points.
Prerequisites: the instructor's permission required; contact emccaski@barnard.edu. An introductory course in neuroscience like PSYC 1001 or PSYC 2450. 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.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC3625S001 001/10101 Session B Mo 06:15 PM–09:25 PM
We 06:15 PM–09:25 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
E'mett McCaskill
3 Registration Block
(no Adds)
(self-man. Wait List)
In-Person
SUPERVISED INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH
PSYC3950S001 4 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC3950S001 001/11432 Session A
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Patricia Lindemann
4 Registration Block
(no Adds)
(self-man. Wait List)
In-Person
SUPERVISED INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH
PSYC3950S002 4 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC3950S002 002/11433 Session B
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Patricia Lindemann
4 Registration Block
(no Adds)
(self-man. Wait List)
In-Person
THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY:PSYCH OF STRAT DEC
PSYC4289W001 3 points.

Prerequisites: (PSYC UN2235) or equivalent course on judgment and decision-making A seminar course exploring strategic decision making (also known as behavioral game theory). This course examines the psychology underlying situations in which outcomes are determined by choices made by multiple decision makers. The prime objective will be to examine the use of experimental games to test psychological theories.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC4289W001 001/10104 Session B Tu 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
Th 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Eric Schoenberg
3 Registration Block
(no Adds)
(self-man. Wait List)
In-Person
TOPICS-NEUROBIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR
PSYC4440S001 3 points.
Examines current topics in neurobiology and behavior.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC4440S001 001/10096 Session A Mo 10:00 AM–01:10 PM
We 10:00 AM–01:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Svetlana Rosis
3 Registration Block
(no Adds)
(self-man. Wait List)
In-Person
Behavioral Neuroimmunology
PSYC4496S001 3 points.

In this course we will examine and discuss some of the multiple interactions among the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems, and the  consequences of these interactions for health and behavior, using both the human and animal literatures. Topics include the role of the immune system in neural circuit formation and function, cognition and emotion, neuroendocrine-immune interactions during stress, and the effects of infection, stress, or toxin exposure during critical life stages on health vs. disease throughout the lifespan. We will consider current events related to COVID19 in these topics as well. The critical role of the immune system in brain development and the potential role of early-life inflammatory events in the etiology of psychopathology (autism, schizophrenia), allergies and autoimmunity, and neurodegenerative conditions (Parkinson's, Alzheimer's) will be highlighted.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
PSYC4496S001 001/10097 Session A Tu 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
Th 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Marisa Spann
3 Registration Block
(no Adds)
(self-man. Wait List)
In-Person