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PSYC 50Q: Brain Training: Hype or Help?

Focuses on primary literature to evaluate evidence supporting claims that concerted practice can lead to improvements in capacities such as working memory, speed of processing and IQ. Looks across lifespan from childhood and remediation of learning disabilities to elderly individuals and the potential for brain training to delay onset of dementia. Examines new research into brain training as treatment for psychiatric disorders, as well as neuroscience behind learning and memory. Considers ethical implications of these programs. Students participate in brain training and track and analyze progress.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI, WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PSYC 53Q: Secret Mind: Getting to Know and Living with your Unconscious

Focuses on the motivational unconscious. Topics include the science of the unconscious mind and the techniques used to gain conscious access to these psychological process, as well as methods of exploring students' own unconscious for creative purposes and to understand personal habits, reactions, motives, emotions and thoughts. Case-based, problem-oriented format utilized to develop foundational understanding of the science of the unconscious mind. Emphasis on student study of self and own unconscious as case for the class. Student privacy will be protected.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Steiner, H. (PI)

PSYC 135: Sleep and Dreams (PSYC 235)

This uniquely Stanford science course, that has been taught for over 40 years, will cover how sleep affects our daily lives-- both physical and mental functions of our well being. Focuses on the physiology of non-REM and REM sleep as well as the pathophysiology of highly prevalent sleep disorders. Includes outreach projects and guest lectures by established experts in their fields. Students monitor and analyze their own sleep patterns. At the conclusion of this course students are expected to appreciate the importance of sleep as a cornerstone of their health
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

PSYC 213: Policy Practicum: Designing a Social Impact Bond for Santa Clara County Mental Health

(Same as LAW 413X) Students in this Policy Lab practicum will work with Dr. Humphreys, the Santa Clara County Counsel's Office, and Third Sector to develop the scheme, including designing clear metrics for success and undertaking a cost-benefit analysis of the de-institutionalization of mental health patients. It is likely that we will collaborate with faculty and students from other schools and departments having particular expertise in cost-benefit analysis and evaluation. Special Instructions: Total enrollment in this course will be limited to 12 (4 SLS students, 4 Medical School students & 4 other). A preference will be given to students who can enroll for both the Autumn and Winter quarters. Students may normally receive no more than four units for a Policy Lab practicum and no more than a total of eight units of Policy Lab practicums and Directed Research projects combined may be counted toward graduation unless additional units for graduation are approved in advanced by the Petitions Committee. A student cannot receive a letter grade for more than eight units of independent research (Policy Lab practicum, Directed Research, Senior Thesis, and/or Research Track). Any units taken in excess of eight will be graded on a mandatory pass basis. Consent Application: To apply for this course, students must complete and e-mail the Consent Application Form available on the SLS Registrar's Office website (see Registration and Selection of Classes for Stanford Law Students) to the instructors. See Consent Application Form for submission deadline.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

PSYC 235: Sleep and Dreams (PSYC 135)

This uniquely Stanford science course, that has been taught for over 40 years, will cover how sleep affects our daily lives-- both physical and mental functions of our well being. Focuses on the physiology of non-REM and REM sleep as well as the pathophysiology of highly prevalent sleep disorders. Includes outreach projects and guest lectures by established experts in their fields. Students monitor and analyze their own sleep patterns. At the conclusion of this course students are expected to appreciate the importance of sleep as a cornerstone of their health
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

PSYC 29SI: ASB: Illuminating Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Mental Health in the Bay Area and Beyond

Sheds light on campus mental health resource availability, different types of mental health disorders, root causes of mental health disorders, current care and treatment methods. Topics include the impacts of mental health issues on larger communities and how students can serve as allies to those seeking to make mental health a priority in personal lives, government policy, education and medical research. Includes service trip during spring recess.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

PSYC 51Q: Culture, Psychology, and Mental Health Treatment

Focuses on a critical analysis of Western approach to psychology and psychiatric terms of understanding mental illness, psychiatric phenomena, and treatment of mental health disorders. Includes an orientation to and critique of western clinical psychology/psychiatry and an inquity as to its relevance outside Western settings. Includes guest speakers representing cross-cultural providers of mental health services as well as medical anthropologists and critics of the Western generalizations in psychiatry. Special attention place on cross-cultural psychiatry and international mental health efforts.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PSYC 52Q: Public Mental Health and Community Psychiatry

Focuses on mental health systems of care in the United States with special attention to community Psychiatry and mental health for the underserved. Emphasizes understanding issues involved with providing mental health treatment in a public health setting as well as to special populations. Guest speakers include policy makers and local providers. Students introduced to possibilities for Stanford-supported local public service opportunities.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PSYC 54N: Genes, Memes and Behavior

Examines how natural selection operates to shape successful genes in the gene pool, how cultural selection operates to shape successful "memes" in the pool of cultural ideas, and how selection by consequences operates to shape successful behaviors in our repertoires. Topics include cases in which selection produces undesirable consequences (e.g. genetic mutations, cultural problems, and aberrant behaviors in children). Emphasis on understanding the role of modern natural science in complex behaviors and why study of human life from an interdisciplinary perspective is important.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Hall, S. (PI)

PSYC 70N: Mind-Body Medicine: A Global Perspective

Explores ways in which the powerful connection between the brain and the body can be harnessed to maintain health or fight disease.Intended for students who have a general interest in matters of mind and health, and students who are specifically interested in the psychological/biological/medical sciences. Course begins with a historical perspective on how diverse cultures and medical systems from around the world grapple with the concept of the mind-body connection, then goes through a clear and accessible overview of the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems, and then explores mind-body techniques used in modern societies. Investigates the mind-body connection in the context of: western medicine, traditional medical systems of different cultures, health effects of "good" versus "bad" stress, meditation and other stress reduction techniques, positive and negative emotions, medical applications of hypnosis, the placebo and nocebo effects, and disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Dhabhar, F. (PI)
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