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PSYCH 1101

Why are people superstitious?  Why do people blush when they are embarrassed?  What is intelligence (and are IQ tests a good way to measure it)?  Why don't psychopaths feel guilty when they harm others?  ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5942PSYCH 1101  LEC 001

  • Register for either lecture 1 or 2 (whichever has room). Both lectures are the same.

PSYCH 1103

Weekly seminar that may be taken in addition to PSYCH 1101 to provide an in-depth exploration of selected areas in the field of psychology. Involves extensive discussion and a semester paper related to ... view course details

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  •  8402PSYCH 1103  SEM 101

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  • Psych 1103 Seminars are an optional one credit discussion section on a specific topic taught by graduate students in Psychology. The sections meet for 50 minutes once a week for ten weeks of the semester. Each seminar will be offered at two different times. In order to officially receive credit for Psych 1103 you must go on line and add the 1103 course. You must also sign into a specific topic by going to the main Psychology Dept. Office.

PSYCH 1140

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  • 3 Credits Graded

PSYCH 2050

Basic perceptual concepts and phenomena are discussed with emphasis on stimulus variables and sensory mechanisms. All sensory modalities are considered, vision is discussed in detail. view course details

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    Combined with: PSYCH 6050

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 2230

Introduction to psychology from a biological perspective, which focuses on brain mechanisms of behavior. Topics include the structure and function of the nervous system, physiological approaches ... view course details

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    Combined with: COGST 2230

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5944PSYCH 2230  LEC 001

  • May be used to satisfy the psychology major, breadth requirement and alternative prerequisite for biopsychology courses.

PSYCH 2231

The Writing in the Majors (WIM) section of PSYCH 2230 is an alternative to the regular course format that focuses less on formal evaluations such as prelims and final exams, and more on group discussion, ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

PSYCH 2650

This course explores how cognitive, social & clinical psychology are used in law. Law makes many assumptions about human psychology, and lawyers and judges regularly rely on psychological research ... view course details

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    Combined with: HD 2650LAW 2650

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 2750

A shared assumption among personality psychologists is that each person possesses a personality--i.e., characteristic ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving--that uniquely distinguishes him or her from ... view course details

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    Combined with: HD 2600

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 2820

Provides students with information and perspectives essential to volunteer fieldwork with human and social service programs in the community. Readings are drawn from the field of community psychology and ... view course details

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    Combined with: HD 2820

  • 2 Credits Graded

PSYCH 3220

Covers comparative and evolutionary approaches to the study of the relationship between reproductive hormones and sexual behavior in vertebrates, including humans. Also hormonal contributions to other ... view course details

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    Combined with: BIONB 3220PSYCH 7220

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8386PSYCH 3220  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: Any one of the following: Psych 2230, NB2210, NB 2220 or one year of introductory biology plus a course in psychology.

PSYCH 3240

This course is designed to provide an introduction to experimental research on the neural basis of behavior and cognition in animals.  Topics will include basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, neural ... view course details

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    Combined with: BIONB 3240PSYCH 6240

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9372PSYCH 3240  LAB 401

  • Prerequisite: PSYCH 2230 or BIONB 2220, may be taken concurrently with these courses. Course fee: Lab fee $100. Permission of instructor required.

PSYCH 3270

Composed of three components that form an intensive undergraduate field practicum. First, students spend three to six hours a week at local mental health agencies, schools, or nursing facilities working ... view course details

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    Combined with: HD 3270

  • 3 Credits Graded

PSYCH 3300

Covers the basic ideas and techniques involved in computational neuroscience. Surveys diverse topics, including neural dynamics of small networks of cells, neural coding, learning in neural networks and ... view course details

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  • 17038PSYCH 3300  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor. Four credit option includes lab providing additional computer simulation exercises.

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    Choose one lecture. Laboratory optional. Combined with: BIONB 3300BME 3300COGST 3300PSYCH 3300

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17039PSYCH 3300  LEC 002

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor. Four credit option includes lab providing additional computer simulation exercises.

PSYCH 3310

Why do some children grow up well-adjusted and others do not? This course applies a developmental framework to understanding psychological disorders. We will consider the common disorders of childhood ... view course details

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    Combined with: HD 3300

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 3350

This seminar will survey core topics on attention, exploring how it influences what people perceive, what they are aware of, what they remember, and how well they can perform tasks.  Original articles ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

PSYCH 3420

Our present technology allows us to transmit and display information through a variety of media. To make the most of these media channels, it is important to consider the limitations and abilities of the ... view course details

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  •  5945PSYCH 3420  LEC 001

  • Recommended prerequisite: PSYCH 2050. 4-credit option is by permission of faculty.

PSYCH 3500

In a complex environment with many sources of variability, how can one tell with confidence whether a particular observed effect is real? And how much confidence is appropriate? This course introduces ... view course details

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  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 4050

Judgment pervades everyday experience. Can this person be trusted? Does this relationship have promise? Is the economy likely to flourish? This course examines how people answer such questions by examining-in ... view course details

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    Combined with: PSYCH 7050

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 4060

Beyond the literal communication it conveys, language provides social meaning.  This course explores the myriad ways in which people's language and accent serve to mark, unite, and divide social groups.  ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 4180

Covers the major topics in the psychology of music treated from a scientific perspective. Presents recent developments in the cognitive science of music, including perception and memory for pitch and rhythm, ... view course details

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    Combined with: MUSIC 4181PSYCH 6180

  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7960PSYCH 4180  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: Psych 1102, 2050, 2090 (or other course related to sound and hearing).

PSYCH 4260

Focusses on the ecology and evolution of the neuronal processes concerned with the acquisition, retention, and use of information. We will discuss the potential for natural selection to shape cognitive ... view course details

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    Combined with: COGST 4260PSYCH 6260

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 4270

Seminar surveying a cross-section of modern theories, methods, and research pertaining to the origin and evolution of language. Considers evidence from psychology, the cognitive neurosciences, comparative ... view course details

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    Combined with: COGST 4270

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 4320

A course examining the core disciplines of cognitive science using varied themes from semester to semester. view course details

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PSYCH 4360

Surveys basic issues, methods, and research in the study of first-language acquisition. Considers major theoretical positions in the field in the light of experimental studies in first-language acquisition ... view course details

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    Combined with: COGST 3370HD 3370LING 4436

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 4700

Practice in planning, conducting, and reporting independent laboratory, field, and/or library research. view course details

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  •  5947PSYCH 4700  IND 601

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    • Russo, J

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  •  6755PSYCH 4700  IND 602

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    • Christiansen, M

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  •  6756PSYCH 4700  IND 603

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    • Cleland, T

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  •  6757PSYCH 4700  IND 604

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    • Cutting, J

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  •  6758PSYCH 4700  IND 605

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    • Devoogd, T

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  •  6759PSYCH 4700  IND 606

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    • Anderson, A

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  •  6760PSYCH 4700  IND 607

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    • Edelman, S

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  •  6761PSYCH 4700  IND 608

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    • Ferguson, M

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  •  6762PSYCH 4700  IND 609

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    • Field, D

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  •  6763PSYCH 4700  IND 610

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    • Kinzler, K

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  •  6764PSYCH 4700  IND 611

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    • Gilovich, T

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  •  6867PSYCH 4700  IND 612

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    • Goldstein, M

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  •  6868PSYCH 4700  IND 615

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    • Mendle, J

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  •  6869PSYCH 4700  IND 616

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    • Krumhansl, C

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  •  6870PSYCH 4700  IND 617

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    • Levitsky, D

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  •  6871PSYCH 4700  IND 619

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    • Pizarro, D

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  •  6872PSYCH 4700  IND 620

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    • Ophir, A

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  •  6873PSYCH 4700  IND 621

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    • Zayas, V

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  •  6933PSYCH 4700  IND 622

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    • Regan, E

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  •  6934PSYCH 4700  IND 623

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    • Segal, H

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  •  6935PSYCH 4700  IND 624

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    • Smith, D

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  •  6936PSYCH 4700  IND 625

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    • Strupp, B

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  •  6937PSYCH 4700  IND 626

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    • Zayas, V

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  •  6938PSYCH 4700  IND 627

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    • Thoemmes, F

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  •  6939PSYCH 4700  IND 628

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    • Nowak, L

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  •  8184PSYCH 4700  IND 629

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    • Casasola, M

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  •  9022PSYCH 4700  IND 630

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    • Swallow, K

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  •  9105PSYCH 4700  IND 631

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    • Reyna, V

PSYCH 4710

Advanced experience in planning, conducting, and reporting independent laboratory, field, and/or library research. One, and preferably two, semesters of PSYCH 4700 is required. The research should be more ... view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5948PSYCH 4710  IND 601

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    • Linster, C

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  •  6874PSYCH 4710  IND 602

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    • Christiansen, M

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  •  6875PSYCH 4710  IND 603

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    • Cleland, T

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  •  6876PSYCH 4710  IND 604

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    • Cutting, J

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  •  6877PSYCH 4710  IND 605

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    • Devoogd, T

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  •  6878PSYCH 4710  IND 606

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    • Anderson, A

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  •  6879PSYCH 4710  IND 607

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    • Edelman, S

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  •  6880PSYCH 4710  IND 608

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    • Ferguson, M

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  •  6881PSYCH 4710  IND 609

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    • Field, D

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  •  6882PSYCH 4710  IND 610

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    • Kinzler, K

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  •  6883PSYCH 4710  IND 611

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    • Gilovich, T

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  •  6904PSYCH 4710  IND 612

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    • Goldstein, M

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  •  6905PSYCH 4710  IND 615

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    • Reyna, V

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  •  6906PSYCH 4710  IND 616

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    • Krumhansl, C

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  •  6907PSYCH 4710  IND 617

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    • Levitsky, D

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  •  6908PSYCH 4710  IND 619

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    • Pizarro, D

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  •  6909PSYCH 4710  IND 620

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    • Ophir, A

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  •  6910PSYCH 4710  IND 621

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  •  6926PSYCH 4710  IND 622

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    • Regan, E

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  •  6927PSYCH 4710  IND 623

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    • Segal, H

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  •  6928PSYCH 4710  IND 624

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    • Smith, D

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  •  6929PSYCH 4710  IND 625

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    • Strupp, B

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  •  6930PSYCH 4710  IND 626

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    • Zayas, V

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  •  6931PSYCH 4710  IND 627

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    • Thoemmes, F

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  •  6932PSYCH 4710  IND 628

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    • Nowak, L

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  •  8613PSYCH 4710  IND 629

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    • Casasola, M

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  •  9021PSYCH 4710  IND 630

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    • Swallow, K

PSYCH 4750

This course is developed as an introduction to graduate statistics for social sciences. It will review descriptive statistics and probability theory. It will cover exploratory data analysis, basic inferential ... view course details

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    Combined with: HD 4750HD 6750PSYCH 6750

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 4770

This seminar will focus on cutting-edge research pertaining to current topics and controversies in developmental psychology. The specific topic will change each year. We will emphasize a comparative approach ... view course details

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    Combined with: PSYCH 6770

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8408PSYCH 4770  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: Psych 2090 or HD 1150. Permission of instructor required.

PSYCH 6000

This course is designed to introduce first-year graduates to the Psychology Department faculty through a weekly series of presentations of current research. view course details

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PSYCH 6050

Basic perceptual concepts and phenomena are discussed with emphasis on stimulus variables and sensory mechanisms. All sensory modalities are considered, vision is discussed in detail. view course details

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    Combined with: PSYCH 2050

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 6120

A reading and discussion seminar for graduate students and faculty. view course details

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  • 0 Credits Sat/Unsat

PSYCH 6180

Covers the major topics in the psychology of music treated from a scientific perspective. Presents recent developments in the cognitive science of music, including perception and memory for pitch and rhythm, ... view course details

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    Combined with: MUSIC 4181PSYCH 4180

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 6210

Graduate seminar coupled with the Psychology Colloquium series. For 6-8 of the speakers, we read readings designated by the speaker in advance of their arrival, and meet with the speaker in the Thursday ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  5951PSYCH 6210  SEM 101

  • Intended for Psych grads only. All others please get permission of the Professor.

PSYCH 6240

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    Combined with: BIONB 3240PSYCH 3240

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 6260

Focusses on the ecology and evolution of the neuronal processes concerned with the acquisition, retention, and use of information. We will discuss the potential for natural selection to shape cognitive ... view course details

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    Combined with: COGST 4260PSYCH 4260

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 6270

Seminar surveying a cross-section of modern theories, methods, and research pertaining to the origin and evolution of language. Considers evidence from psychology, the cognitive neurosciences, comparative ... view course details

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PSYCH 6271

Course explores current issues in Psychology.  Topics vary by section. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Behavioral, Systems, and Computational Neuroscienc

  •  7890PSYCH 6271  SEM 101

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    • Smith, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Mechanisms of Social Behavior

  • 10105PSYCH 6271  SEM 102

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    • Ophir, A

PSYCH 6420

Our present technology allows us to transmit and display information through a variety of media. To make the most of these media channels, it is important to consider the limitations and abilities of the ... view course details

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PSYCH 6750

This course is developed as an introduction to graduate statistics for social sciences. It will review descriptive statistics and probability theory. It will cover exploratory data analysis, basic inferential ... view course details

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    Combined with: HD 4750HD 6750PSYCH 4750

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 6770

This seminar will focus on cutting-edge research pertaining to current topics and controversies in developmental psychology. The specific topic will change each year. We will emphasize a comparative approach ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8409PSYCH 6770  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: Psych 2090 or HD 1150. Permission of instructor required.

PSYCH 7000

A graduate research seminar in biopsychology. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

PSYCH 7050

Judgment pervades everyday experience. Can this person be trusted? Does this relationship have promise? Is the economy likely to flourish? This course examines how people answer such questions ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 7100

A graduate research seminar in human experimental psychology. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

PSYCH 7200

A graduate research seminar in social psychology and personality. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

PSYCH 7220

Covers comparative and evolutionary approaches to the study of the relationship between reproductive hormones and sexual behavior in vertebrates, including humans. Also hormonal contributions to other ... view course details

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    Combined with: BIONB 3220PSYCH 3220

  • 3 Credits Graded

PSYCH 7750

First semester of a yearlong discussion-seminar course intended to give graduate students an in-depth understanding of current research and theory in social psychology. Emphasizes social cognition, but ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

PSYCH 9000

A graduate seminar on doctoral thesis research in biopsychology. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

PSYCH 9100

A graduate seminar on doctoral thesis research in human experimental psychology. view course details

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PSYCH 9200

A graduate seminar on doctoral thesis research in social psychology and personality. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat