ANT 3540: Sensing and Knowing in Anthropology, Psychology, and the Arts

What theories of embodiment, mind, and matter must be adopted to adequately grasp experiences of time, space, color, emotion, and attention? How can people conceptualize forms of experience without purging them of poetic resonance? Students explore this interdisciplinary field in connection with the arts. Includes readings in cognitive science, anthropology, and poetry, plus collaborative art projects, sensory experiments, and excursions.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: ANT1500 Or PSY1530 Or BPS1530 Or MSA1050 Or NME1050

Department: Psychology
PSY 1530: Introduction to Psychology

Empirical and theoretical approaches to the basic physiological, cognitive, and social mechanisms underlying behavior. Topics include learning and conditioning; sensation and perception; memory, thinking, and language; psychological development; social processes; and personality and psychopathology.

Credits: 4

Department: Psychology
PSY 1700: Introduction to the Brain and Behavior

An overview of the exciting field of behavioral neuroscience. The four content areas are basic neural processing and neuroanatomy; imaging the brain; the thinking, feeling, remembering, and learning brain; and the ethical brain. In addition, the ways in which brain-behavior relationships are portrayed in the popular media are discussed.

Credits: 4

Department: Psychology
PSY 2140: Social Issues

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to a topic of broad interest or concern; examples include violence and terror, the global AIDS crisis, poverty, and racism. It is team taught by faculty members in at least two distinct disciplines. Lectures are supplemented by visual presentations and guest lectures.

Credits: 4

Department: Psychology
PSY 2160: Psychology of Emotion

The writings of classic and contemporary investigators provide the basis for examining theoretical and empirical issues within the area of human emotions. Topics include the expression of emotions; individual differences in emotional experience; the structure of emotion; and the interplay between emotions, cognition, and behavior.

Credits: 3

Department: Psychology
PSY 2170: Social Psychology

Students study classic experiments and contemporary research in the areas of conformity, obedience, helping behavior, attributions, aggression, persuasion, close relationships and attraction, attitudes and social influence, ethics, and prejudice. This material is applied to both current and historical examples in social research.

Credits: 4

Department: Psychology
PSY 2210: Health Disparities in America: Poverty, Race, and Medical Care

Students explore racial biases, including historical mistrust of medicine by underrepresented (UR) groups, health threats to UR groups in the U.S., health policy, language barriers, and representation of UR groups in the science. Students have the opportunity to conduct research by examining health disparities.

Credits: 4

Department: Psychology
PSY 2250: Sensation and Perception

An examination of the biological processes by which the sensory systems pick up information from the environment and the psychological processes by which that information is coded, transformed, and integrated to form perceptions. Emphasis is on the visual systems and visual perception. Aspects of perception in the visual arts and music are also discussed.

Credits: 4

Department: Psychology
PSY 2320: Behavioral Statistics

An introduction to data analysis, with coverage of both descriptive and inferential statistics, and an introduction to probability. Class discussions focus on the use of sample, sampling, and population distributions as they are employed in hypothesis testing. Inferential tests include t-tests, ANOVAs, chi square, regression, and nonparametric tests. Note: This course may be used to satisfy the statistics requirement for economics and environmental studies majors, and it counts as a basic science support course for biology majors.

Credits: 4

Department: Psychology
PSY 2350: Drugs and Behavior

Examines the effects of a wide range of psychotropic drugs on behavior, including drugs used clinically to treat mental disorders and drugs of abuse (including alcohol). The biological basis of tolerance and withdrawal symptoms, and other issues related to drug addiction, are also covered. Knowledge of basic biology or psychology is helpful, but not required.

Credits: 4

Department: Psychology
PSY 2450: Learning and Memory

Behavioral and cognitive approaches to the study of human and animal learning are discussed. Topics include classical conditioning, motivation, cognitive models of memory, and applications outside the laboratory.

Credits: 4

Department: Psychology
PSY 2455: Foundations of Cyberpsychology

The interplay of cyberpsychology, gender, age, culture, and subculture are examined. Theoretical, empirical, and practical research issues are considered. Emphasis is placed on the impact of social media on mental health and psychological well-being. Individual, social, and community-level factors are discussed.

Credits: 3

Department: Psychology
PSY 2500: Adolescent Psychology

A broad survey of human development from late childhood through early adulthood. Topics include physiological, social, and cognitive development; peers, the family, and the school; issues of autonomy, identity, and sexual relations; depression; substance abuse; and suicide.

Credits: 3

Department: Psychology
PSY 2520: Personal/Social Relationships

An examination of both interpersonal relationships and the relationship between the individual and society. Topics include social development, situational and cultural influences on individual functioning, social support networks, interpersonal attraction, and intergroup relations.

Credits: 3

Department: Psychology
PSY 2650: Child Development

A broad survey of human development from conception through childhood. Topics include prenatal development and birth, cognition, language, parent-child interaction, peer relations, moral development, and sex role development.

Credits: 4

Department: Psychology
PSY 2745: Psychology of Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Students examine the psychological research and theory relevant to the understanding of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. Topics include the cognitive bases of stereotypes and prejudice, the role of socialization and the media, the nature of in-group-out-group biases, the changing face of prejudice and discrimination, ways to reduce prejudice, and the consequences of prejudice for members of stigmatized groups.

Credits: 3

Department: Psychology
PSY 2755: Stress and Coping

In this course, the intra- and extra-personal causes of stress are identified, and a variety of assessment instruments are demonstrated and used. The consequences of stress are examined from several physiological and cognitive perspectives. A catalog of effective, direct, and palliative coping strategies is offered so that students can develop personalized stress-management programs.

Credits: 3

Department: Psychology
PSY 2860: Psychology of Women

A critical examination of social, psychological, and biological factors governing female behavior and experience. Within the context of a life-span model (infancy to old age), topics include gender development, puberty, school performance, sexuality, the body, depression, relationships, and communication styles.

Credits: 3

Department: Psychology
PSY 2870: Abnormal Psychology

Explores the diagnosis, phenomenology, and scientific and clinical understandings of a wide range of mental disorders. Current research is reviewed to explore the underlying mechanisms of the disorders under discussion. Diagnosis is approached from the perspective of the most recent DSM. At various points, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and neuroscientific viewpoints of psychopathology are represented.

Credits: 4

Department: Psychology
PSY 3070: Psychology of Problem Solving

Problem solving plays a major role in human life. In this in-depth exploration of problem-solving history and theories, topics include general problem solving, insight, impasse, incubation, transfer, expertise, and brain-imaging findings.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3090: The Psychology of Stigma

Students explore classic and contemporary theory and research on the social psychology of stigma, primarily from the perspective of the stigmatized. Topics include functions and nature of stigma, stigma and the self-concept, stereotype threat, attributional ambiguity, stigma and social interaction, and implications of stigma concealability and controllability.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3110: Forensic Psychology

Students hone critical thinking and evaluative skills in examining data, evidence, and assumptions underlying the judicial process and the application of psychological principles. The research and clinical practice of forensic psychology in both civil and criminal law-enforcement settings are studied. The training, roles, and responsibilities of forensic psychologists along with methods of interrogation, criminal profiling, and investigation are also examined.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3120: Psychological Perspectives on the Self

An examination of the processes by which people develop and maintain a self-concept; how the self-concept influences emotion, motivation, and behavior; and whether or not the beliefs people hold about themselves are accurate or useful. Readings include recent theoretical and empirical writings from psychology journals and edited texts.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3125: Adult Development

Focusing on the longest phase of the life cycle, adulthood, this course examines the developmental processes from the transition to adulthood through old age. Students explore current theories regarding development and examine current research on adults’ capabilities and changes over time, adaptive responses to continuous changes in life, and reciprocal influences of the environment and development.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3130: Sports Psychology

A critical examination of the psychological variables that affect athletes and their performance, with emphasis on the social-emotional, cognitive, and developmental aspects of sports participation. The impact of social-psychological conditions on athletes is explored from historical, conceptual, and practical perspectives. Topics include understanding the nature of competition, women in sports, team vs. individual participation, coping with anxiety and maintaining self-esteem, imagery and intervention strategies, and children’s participation in sports.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3140: Religion and Psychology

In this study of psychology in relation to religion, students explore the definition of religion, its personal meaning to people, and its social and political meaning in the community. The importance of ritual is discussed, and conversion is examined to understand its meaning. The middle of the course focuses on such theorists as Freud, Jung, and Maslow and the role religion played in their theories. Finally, the role religion and culture play in psychotherapy and the difference between religions and cults are examined.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3150: Educational Psychology

Psychological themes, together with cognitive and social-emotional development, are studied in the context of the education environment. Emphasis is on the role of emotional climate in the classroom and its overall relationship to learning. Student variability (e.g., attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders) is evaluated. Sociological and legal issues pertinent to today's classroom are also examined.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3185: History of Psychology

Students study the historical roots of developmental, cognitive, and social psychology through the writings of major European and American psychologists, primarily from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The aim of the course is to expose students to the history of major ideas in psychology through an examination of primary sources.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3210: Psychology of Creativity

Research and theories of creativity are examined from the perspectives of cognitive, social, personality, and developmental psychology.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3220: Psychology of Terrorism

This advanced seminar examines terrorism and responses to terrorism from a political/applied social-psychological perspective. Topics include defining terrorism, preconditions of terrorism, recruitment and motivation, domestic and international terrorism, and case studies and analysis of terrorist organizations. Students examine a variety of classic and current sources drawn from multiple disciplines.

Credits: 4

Department: Psychology
PSY 3240: Psychology of Film

Why does film succeed in standing in for reality? Students explore answers to this question through semiotics, classical cognitive film theory, and both computational and ecological perceptual theory.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3245: Psychology and the Media

The media profoundly affect how humans understand themselves and the world in which they live, and their cognition, emotion, socialization, and behavior. Students examine the application of psychological principles throughout several forms of media, including news, advertising, educational and public information, social media, and entertainment. Implications for consumers, educators, children, parents, and individuals are also considered.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3260: Multiple Intelligences

The theory of multiple intelligences suggests that there are several distinct forms of intelligence. This course examines the initial interest in interspecies differences, followed by a critical look at the use of intelligence tests as classification tools and predictors of academic success. Students explore different forms of intelligence and ways of teaching children, and work with schoolchildren to study one form of intelligence.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3300: Cross-Cultural Psychology

A consideration of human behavior within an ecocultural perspective, beginning with historical and methodological issues. Perceptual, cognitive, and developmental processes, personality, and psychopathology are also studied. Distinct cultures serve as case studies.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3301: Health Psychology

The interventions suggested by the biopsychosocial model and mind-body paradigm are examined. Topics include health behavior, social learning theory, attribution theory, and attitude formation as they apply to problems like health promotion, disease prevention, reactions to illness, management of chronic and terminal illnesses, and adherence to treatment regimens. Methods of evaluation of clinical services are addressed.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3315: The Psychology of Aging

Based on changes occurring throughout life-span developmental psychology, this course evaluates what is myth, stereotype, potential, and reality about old age. Students examine the theoretical and empirical developments in such areas as psychosocial functioning, including identity and personality development; cultural norms and expectations, including role and status changes; physical and intellectual change; death and dying; and health nutrition.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3320: Language and Thought

Do people who speak different languages think about and perceive the world differently? Are some thoughts unthinkable without language? How does language affect decision-making or memory? This course examines the interrelationships between language and other cognitive processes. It brings together theories and empirical findings from cognitive, developmental, and cultural psychology, as well as linguistics, anthropology, ethology, and neuroscience.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3330: Social Development

An in-depth exploration of social and personality development from infancy through adolescence. Topics include predispositions for sociability, formation of affectional ties with family members and peers, the development of knowledge of self and others, and the acquisition of interactional knowledge and skills.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3345: Cognitive Development

An in-depth exploration of cognitive development from infancy through adolescence. Students study major theories and research findings on the development of problem solving, reasoning, memory, perception, and academic skills.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3350: Developmental Psychology

A study of human development from infancy through childhood, with particular emphasis on social interaction, cognition, language, play, and representational activity.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3405: Psychology of Music

Explores the cognitive processes that underlie musical behaviors. Topics include auditory parsing, pitch perception, acculturation, memory, absolute pitch, amusia (tone deafness), music as a communicative device, emotional responses and mood regulation, cognitive similarities with language, music therapy, the relationship between musical training and intelligence, and evolutionary theories.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3410: Program Evaluation

Covers theoretical and practical aspects of program evaluation and its role in informing policymakers. The readings, which include a textbook and journal articles, cover theory and basic methodology. In addition, students collect, organize, and write about the evaluations they conduct. The applications component focuses on programs in education, childcare, and criminal justice.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: (PSY1530 Or BPS1530 ) Or (SOC1500 Or CSO1500 )

Department: Psychology
PSY 3420: Programming for the Behavioral Sciences

Provides a foundation in programming, with emphasis on developing software for psychological experiments. Students gain hands-on experience through weekly coding assignments. Topics include creating, counterbalancing, and presenting stimuli; collecting real-time responses; and visualizing and processing data. For the final project, students code a complete experiment related to their own research

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3430: Psychology, Public Policy, and Social Advocacy

Psychology’s relevance and contributions to social policy are explored in numerous contexts, including grassroots organizing, federal legislation, and within the profession. Students choose and develop their own area of policy expertise and complete several written assignments related to that area: policy topic proposal, opinion-editorial, policy white paper, policy brief, and talking points presentation.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3440: Social Issues in Developmental Psychology

Controversial social issues and policies are examined and discussed within a context of theory and research in developmental psychology. The goal is to examine how current developmental research has, and has not, been successfully applied to practical social issues regarding children and adolescents. Topics include day care, sex education, adolescent pregnancy and parenting, changing family structure, infants and children with AIDS, television viewing, and child abuse and neglect.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3445: Topics in Social Psychology

An examination of theoretically driven research with a focus on empirical findings and the research methods used to obtain them. Students explore social psychological theories, such as attachment theory, attribution theory, the belongingness hypothesis, cognitive dissonance, construal level theory, dual-process attitude theories, self-perception and social comparison theories, self-verification theory, social exchange theory, social identity theory, and social penetration theory.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3490: Development of Language

Starts with an examination of various criteria for and precursors of language. Students read and analyze studies of children’s first words, early syntactical development, speech play, metaphor, storytelling, and bilingualism.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3510: Social Cognition

An increasingly important focus in social psychology, social cognition is the study of how people think in social situations. Topics include social categories, scripts and schemas, attribution, inference, memory, and attitudes. Important applications are also considered, including stereotyping and prejudice.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3560: Research Methods I: Statistics and Design

Students receive intensive hands-on experience in the research process, developing the following skills: generating testable hypotheses; designing research studies; understanding large data sets; formatting and managing data; conducting descriptive and inferential statistical tests; and interpreting and reporting results.

Credits: 5

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3561: Research Methods II: Application and Integration

Students develop an untested hypothesis, design and conduct a study to test the hypothesis, and write an empirical paper following American Psychological Association guidelines. Students then conduct a critical review of existing theory and research in a different area of psychology.

Credits: 5

PREREQ: PSY3560 Or PSY3550

Department: Psychology
PSY 3610: Psychological Testing and Measurement

This course covers the basic principles, research, and theories on the testing and measurement of psychological constructs. Topics include test reliability and validity, test development, intelligence and its measurement, personality assessment, and clinical assessment.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3630: Qualitative Research Methods

Explores the theoretical, methodological, and philosophical underpinnings and ethical concerns within psychology. Students learn the types of research designs employed and the analysis techniques that enable qualitative researchers to make sense of and draw conclusions about data. Through weekly lab sessions, students put these concepts and ideas into practice by engaging in numerous in-depth research-related activities.

Credits: 5

PREREQ: PSY1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3635: Honors Seminar in Statistics and Research Design

Recommended for students interested in pursuing the MARC U-STAR honors program or research careers in science. Prepares students to participate in scientific research in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuroscience, psychology, mathematics, and environmental studies. Statistics and research design are taught through the examination of real-world biomedical problems. Students learn to reason about scientific data, research methods, statistics, and ethics.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BIO1550 Or BIO1560 Or CHE1550 Or CHE1560 Or MAT1500

Department: Psychology
PSY 3660: Physiological Psychology

An examination of the biological basis of behavior. Topics include neuronal transmission, the coding and higher-order processing of sensory stimuli, movement, regulatory processes in feeding and drinking, sexual and emotional behavior, learning and memory, and psychopharmacology. The biological bases of various psychological disorders are also covered.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3690: Personality Assessment

Focuses on how personality measures are constructed and how scores on these measures are interpreted and used. The strengths and weaknesses of various projective tests, personality inventories, single-trait measures, IQ tests, behavioral indicators, and physiological measures are reviewed. Topics include the stability of personality, whether or not IQ tests actually measure intelligence, and the accuracy of people’s self-descriptions of their personalities.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3705: Special Topics in Neuropsychology

One or two topics in neuropsychology are examined in depth. Topics may include memory across the life span, degenerative disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., schizophrenia and depression), and communication disorders.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3715: Human Neuropsychology

This course reviews brain-behavior interactions obtained from studies of human brain damage and from investigations of the normal brain. Topics include hemispheric specialization, the representation of language, memory, spatial ability, attention, movement disorders, developmental disorders, and generalized cognitive disorders.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3720: Child Psychopathology

Addresses early and profound deviations in infancy, childhood schizophrenia, and organic disturbances, as well as the theoretical work of Stern and Mahler on the concept of self. Other topics include depression and the consequences of loss, pathologies of initiative and early socialization, neurotic process and issues of excessive/inadequate control, mental retardation, neglect and abuse, and developmental issues around cultural/ethnic differences.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3725: Developmental Psychopathology

Focuses on the development of the major emotional and behavioral problems of childhood and adolescence, including autism and Asperger’s disorder, AD/HD, depression, trauma-related problems, eating disorders, and personality problems. Empirical research and clinical material are both integral elements of the course, including in-class presentations of clinical research and case studies, as well as videos on psychopathology.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: (PSY1530 Or BPS1530 )

Department: Psychology
PSY 3730: Counseling and Psychotherapy

A study of the basic theories and their applications in counseling and psychotherapy. Theories studied include behavior therapy; drug therapy; interpersonal psychotherapy; psychoanalysis; and group, art, movement, and the “newer” therapies. Variations on the above as applied to different clinical populations are emphasized, as are issues of research and ethics in counseling and psychotherapeutic practice.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3745: Human Memory

Examines the cognitive representations and processes involved in human memory. Topics include short-term and working memory; encoding and forgetting processes; implicit, semantic, and eyewitness memory; reconstructive processes and alterability of memory; and memory for text.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3760: Psychology of Personality

Personality psychologists study consistent ways people think, feel, and behave. This course focuses on classic and contemporary theoretical approaches to personality and how theory influences the research questions psychologists ask, the methods they employ, and their interpretation of results. An examination of research findings furthers understanding of commonalities as well as individual differences in people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3770: Cognitive Psychology

The study of human cognition from the perspective of the mind as a processor of information. Topics include attention, memory, conceptual structure, imagery, reasoning, problem solving, and language use.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3775: Cognitive Psychology in Education

Covers theories and findings in the cognitive psychology literature that have implications for and/or applications to the quality of college students’ academic learning and performance. Topics include students’ memory for passages of text, the usefulness of taking lecture notes, how testing is involved in learning, and the use of multimedia in learning situations.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3780: Psychopharmacology

An interdisciplinary approach to topics in psychopharmacology. The field of psychopharmacology involves the evaluation of the effects of natural and synthetic compounds on the brain, mind, and human behavior. The method by which neurotransmitters and pharmaceuticals interact with receptors and enzymes, as well as their effects on behavior, are discussed.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3845: Gender Development

Examines the processes involved in the development of gender during childhood, emphasizing the interaction between biology, socialization, and cognition. Students read primary source articles that examine the influence of hormones, parenting, knowledge, friendships, and media on children’s beliefs about their gender and on sex differences.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 3850: Practicum in Child Development

Students work with preschool children for eight hours per week at the Purchase College Children’s Center, located on campus. The academic component of the practicum is coordinated through weekly class meetings that relate the students’ experience with children at the Center to issues in child development.
Note: This course (a) fulfills a requirement for the certificate program in early childhood development, offered by the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education; (b) does not count as one of the psychology electives for psychology majors.

Credits: 4

Department: Psychology
PSY 3855: Seminar in Early Childhood Development

An in-depth exploration of the development and education of young children, ranging in age from two to five years. Topics include physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development; issues of self, autonomy, and independence; day care vs. preschool; developmentally appropriate practice; the assessment of young children; and transitions to kindergarten.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 4180: Seminar on Neurocognitive Aging

The topic of aging and cognition is explored by examining work in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Major theories of cognitive aging are reviewed, age-related decline in specific areas of cognition is discussed, and students are familiarized with multiple methodological approaches to understanding both healthy and pathological aging.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: PSY1530 Or BPS1530

Department: Psychology
PSY 4680: Seminar on the Psychobiology of Mental Disorders

Intensive study of the neuroscientific literature on a few mental disorders. Topics may include schizophrenia; affective, anxiety, or substance-use disorders; conduct disorder; and antisocial personality disorder. Research on the biological bases of these disorders is explored through close reading of primary source material.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: (PSY1530 Or BPS1530 ) And PSY3660 Or (PSY3100 Or BPS3100 )

Department: Psychology
PSY 4880: Psychology Senior Seminar I

In the first semester, students meet weekly to present and discuss their senior project proposals. In the second semester, students present the findings of their senior project research. Grading is on a pass/no credit basis.

Credits: 1

PREREQ: PSY3561

Department: Psychology
PSY 4890: Psychology Senior Seminar II

In the first semester, students meet weekly to present and discuss their senior project proposals. In the second semester, students present the findings of their senior project research. Grading is on a pass/no credit basis.

Credits: 1

PREREQ: PSY3561

Department: Psychology