Psychology (PSYCH)Arts and Sciences

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PSYCH 1102

This course provides an introduction to the science of the mind.  Most people have privileged access to one mind, yet this internal experience is often misleading and provides little insight into how minds ... view course details

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  •  7741PSYCH 1102  LEC 001

PSYCH 1104

This section is highly recommended for students who are interested in learning about the topics covered in the main course through writing and discussion.  view course details

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  • 17336PSYCH 1104  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Swallow, K

PSYCH 1140

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:An Exploration of Cognition and Perception

  • 17781PSYCH 1140  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Understanding Events¿Special Case of Visual

  • 17782PSYCH 1140  SEM 102

  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Great Debates in Psychology

  • 17783PSYCH 1140  SEM 103

  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.

PSYCH 1500

Environmental Psychology is an interdisciplinary field concerned with how the physical environment and human behavior interrelate. Most of the course focuses on how residential environments and urban and ... view course details

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  •  8414PSYCH 1500  LEC 001

  •  8415PSYCH 1500  DIS 201

  •  8416PSYCH 1500  DIS 202

  •  8417PSYCH 1500  DIS 203

  •  8418PSYCH 1500  DIS 204

  •  8419PSYCH 1500  DIS 205

  •  8420PSYCH 1500  DIS 206

  •  8421PSYCH 1500  DIS 207

  •  8422PSYCH 1500  DIS 208

  •  8423PSYCH 1500  DIS 209

  •  8424PSYCH 1500  DIS 210

  •  8425PSYCH 1500  DIS 211

  •  8426PSYCH 1500  DIS 212

  •  8427PSYCH 1500  DIS 213

  •  8428PSYCH 1500  DIS 214

  •  8429PSYCH 1500  DIS 215

  •  9081PSYCH 1500  DIS 216

PSYCH 1501

Human-Environment Relations is an interdisciplinary field concerned with how the physical environment and human behavior interrelate. Most of the course focuses on how residential environments and urban ... view course details

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  •  8518PSYCH 1501  LEC 001

PSYCH 2090

One of four introductory courses in cognition and perception. A comprehensive introduction to current thinking and research in developmental psychology that approaches problems from both psychobiological ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 7090

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PSYCH 2150

Provides an introduction to the psychology of language. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the scientific study of psycholinguistic phenomena. Covers a broad range of topics ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COGST 2150LING 2215

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8946PSYCH 2150  LEC 001

PSYCH 2610

Examines the origins and development of human social behavior.  Our species is notably social, with both positive and negative consequences:  we thrive in groups, yet we often discriminate against those ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HD 2610

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17892PSYCH 2610  LEC 001

  • 18683PSYCH 2610  DIS 202

  • 18684PSYCH 2610  DIS 203

  • 18685PSYCH 2610  DIS 204

PSYCH 3140

This course states and motivates the observation that cognition is fundamentally a computational process and explores the implications of this idea. Students are introduced to a variety of conceptual tools ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 6140

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7817PSYCH 3140  LEC 001

PSYCH 3150

Multidisciplinary discussion of the causes, effects, and treatments of human obesity. Topics include the biopsychology of eating behavior, the genetics of obesity, the role of activity and energy metabolism, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NS 3150

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16587PSYCH 3150  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: NS 1150 or PSYCH 1101. Enrollment limited to: Junior or Senior students. If you are not able to enroll, please contact Terry Mingle (tpm2).

PSYCH 3160

Lab course designed to introduce students to experimental methods in auditory perception and cognition. Students complete a short computer-based course on experimental design and statistical analysis. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 7160

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7132PSYCH 3160  LAB 401

  • Prerequisite: Psych 1102, 2050, 2090, or 2140 (or any course related to sound and hearing).

PSYCH 3250

A theoretical and empirical approach to the biological, psychological, and social (including cultural and historical) aspects of adult psychopathology. Readings range from Freud to topics in psychopharmacology. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HD 3700

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6001PSYCH 3250  LEC 001

PSYCH 3260

Broad comparative approach to the behavior of animals and humans with special emphasis on the evolution of human behavior. Topics vary but include some of the following: human evolution, evolutionary and ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17377PSYCH 3260  LEC 001

PSYCH 3280

Continues the field practicum experience from PSYCH 3270. view course details

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  •   Combined with: HD 3280

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8529PSYCH 3280  SEM 101

PSYCH 3320

Surveys the approaches that have been or are currently being used in order to understand the biological bases for learning and memory. Topics include invertebrate, "simple system" approaches, avian song ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIONB 3280

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7373PSYCH 3320  LEC 001

PSYCH 4070

How do we divide the world into social groups, and are we predisposed to like people who are "like us"? Drawing on literature from social, cognitive, moral, and developmental psychology, this course will ... view course details

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  • 17011PSYCH 4070  SEM 101

  • Limited to 15 students, by application.

PSYCH 4230

Although the hippocampus has been the subject of intense scrutiny for nearly 50 years, there remains considerable disagreement about functional contributions the hippocampus makes to learning and memory ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 6230

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18282PSYCH 4230  SEM 101

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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  • Topic: Mind & Reality in Science Fiction

  •  7746PSYCH 4320  LEC 001

PSYCH 4650

High-level vision is a field of study concerned with functions such as visual object recognition and categorization, scene understanding, and reasoning about visual structure. It is an essentially ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Evolutionary Approaches to Cog & Sensory Systems

  • 18092PSYCH 4650  LEC 001

PSYCH 4700

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

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6054PSYCH 4700  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Christiansen, M

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  •  6055PSYCH 4700  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Cleland, T

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  •  6056PSYCH 4700  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Cutting, J

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  •  6057PSYCH 4700  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Devoogd, T

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  •  6059PSYCH 4700  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Edelman, S

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  •  6060PSYCH 4700  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Ferguson, M

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  •  6061PSYCH 4700  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Field, D

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  •  6109PSYCH 4700  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Linster, C

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  •  6110PSYCH 4700  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Gilovich, T

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  •  6111PSYCH 4700  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Goldstein, M

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  •  6112PSYCH 4700  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Kinzler, K

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6113PSYCH 4700  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Krumhansl, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6114PSYCH 4700  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Levitsky, D

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  •  6115PSYCH 4700  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Pizarro, D

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  •  6154PSYCH 4700  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Zayas, V

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  •  6155PSYCH 4700  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Regan, E

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6156PSYCH 4700  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Segal, H

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6157PSYCH 4700  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Smith, D

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  •  6158PSYCH 4700  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Strupp, B

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6159PSYCH 4700  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Zayas, V

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6160PSYCH 4700  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Ophir, A

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6161PSYCH 4700  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Swallow, K

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6945PSYCH 4700  IND 631

    • TBA
    • Casasola, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7833PSYCH 4700  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Koslowski, B

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9142PSYCH 4700  IND 633

    • TBA
    • 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

  •  6076PSYCH 4710  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6077PSYCH 4710  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Christiansen, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6078PSYCH 4710  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Cleland, T

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6079PSYCH 4710  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Cutting, J

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6080PSYCH 4710  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Devoogd, T

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6081PSYCH 4710  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Anderson, A

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6082PSYCH 4710  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Edelman, S

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  •  6083PSYCH 4710  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Ferguson, M

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  •  6084PSYCH 4710  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Field, D

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6116PSYCH 4710  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Finlay, B

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6117PSYCH 4710  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Gilovich, T

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  •  6118PSYCH 4710  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Goldstein, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6119PSYCH 4710  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Kinzler, K

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6120PSYCH 4710  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Krumhansl, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6121PSYCH 4710  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Levitsky, D

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6122PSYCH 4710  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Pizarro, D

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  •  6162PSYCH 4710  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Regan, D

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  •  6163PSYCH 4710  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Regan, E

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  •  6164PSYCH 4710  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Segal, H

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  •  6165PSYCH 4710  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Strupp, B

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  •  6166PSYCH 4710  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Zayas, V

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  •  6167PSYCH 4710  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Smith, D

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  •  6168PSYCH 4710  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Ophir, A

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  •  6169PSYCH 4710  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Swallow, K

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  •  6946PSYCH 4710  IND 631

    • TBA
    • Casasola, M

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  •  7843PSYCH 4710  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Reyna, V

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7844PSYCH 4710  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Linster, C

PSYCH 4760

This course builds on the first graduate statistics class for social sciences offered in falls. It will cover the general linear model as a data analytic tool. The focus will be on applied regression models. ... view course details

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  •  7555PSYCH 4760  LEC 001

PSYCH 4840

Covers recent social psychological research on human goals and desires. We will examine the meaning and similarity of the constructs of goals, motivation, desires, wants, and needs. Our discussion will ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 6840

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7889PSYCH 4840  SEM 101

  • Limited to 15 students, by application. Prerequisites: Psych 2800; at least 1 course in Cognitive psychology or permission of instructor.

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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  • 0 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  5937PSYCH 6000  SEM 101

PSYCH 6070

How do we divide the world into social groups, and are we predisposed to like people who are "like us"? Drawing on literature from social, cognitive, moral, and developmental psychology, this course will ... view course details

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  • 17012PSYCH 6070  SEM 101

PSYCH 6120

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

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  • 0 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  5983PSYCH 6120  SEM 101

PSYCH 6140

This course states and motivates the observation that cognition is fundamentally a computational process and explores the implications of this idea. Students are introduced to a variety of conceptual tools ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 3140

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7897PSYCH 6140  LEC 001

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

  •  5909PSYCH 6210  SEM 101

PSYCH 6230

Although the hippocampus has been the subject of intense scrutiny for nearly 50 years, there remains considerable disagreement about functional contributions the hippocampus makes to learning and memory ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 4230

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18283PSYCH 6230  SEM 101

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: Mechanisms of Social Behavior

  •  6923PSYCH 6271  SEM 101

    • T
    • Cleland, T

      Smith, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Mechanisms of Social Behavior

  •  8873PSYCH 6271  SEM 102

    • TBA
    • Ophir, A

PSYCH 6760

This course builds on the first graduate statistics class for social sciences offered in falls. It will cover the general linear model as a data analytic tool. The focus will be on applied regression models. ... view course details

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  •  7565PSYCH 6760  LEC 001

PSYCH 6840

Covers recent social psychological research on human goals and desires. We will examine the meaning and similarity of the constructs of goals, motivation, desires, wants, and needs. Our discussion will ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 4840

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7894PSYCH 6840  SEM 101

PSYCH 7000

A graduate research seminar in biopsychology. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6099PSYCH 7000  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Field, D

PSYCH 7090

One of four introductory courses in cognition and perception. A comprehensive introduction to current thinking and research in developmental psychology that approaches problems from both psychobiological ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 2090

  • 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

  •  6941PSYCH 7100  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Christiansen, M

PSYCH 7160

Lab course designed to introduce students to experimental methods in auditory perception and cognition. Students complete a short computer-based course on experimental design and statistical analysis. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 3160

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7140PSYCH 7160  LAB 401

PSYCH 7200

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

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6940PSYCH 7200  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Ferguson, M

PSYCH 7390

This seminar will explore the literature with both breadth and depth. The topic is different each time the course is offered, and is announced by the time of preregistration.  Students from any major who ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Parental Effects

  •  7937PSYCH 7390  LEC 001

PSYCH 7760

Second 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

  •  5938PSYCH 7760  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students in social psychology. Permission of instructors required.

PSYCH 9000

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

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  5939PSYCH 9000  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Regan, E

PSYCH 9100

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

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  5940PSYCH 9100  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Cutting, J

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

  •  6092PSYCH 9200  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Gilovich, T