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PSYCH 10: Introduction to Statistical Methods: Precalculus (STATS 60, STATS 160)

Techniques for organizing data, computing, and interpreting measures of central tendency, variability, and association. Estimation, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, t-tests, correlation, and regression. Possible topics: analysis of variance and chi-square tests, computer statistical packages.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Math, WAY-AQR, WAY-FR | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PSYCH 115S: Personality Psychology

This course will focus on current empirical and theoretical approaches to personality. Lectures will be organized around the following questions central to personality research: How and why do people differ? How do we measure individual differences? Does personality change over time? How does personality interact with sociocultural factors to influence behavior? What makes people happy? What are the physical, mental, and social consequences of personalities?
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PSYCH 130S: Positive Psychology: Happiness & Well-Being

Exploring the meaning and attainment of psychological well-being and happiness, this course investigates approaches that can be used by all individuals to improve their state of happiness and well-being. Course literature is drawn primarily from social, clinical, and positive psychology, but is also drawn from other disciplines as appropriate. In this course, students will actively engage with course material by critiquing studies, discussing research, and applying methods for improving well-being to their daily lives.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PSYCH 143S: The Psychology of Mean Girls

This course examines the phenomenon of relational aggression and its implications on girls' lives and relationships. Using the theoretical lenses of moral and social psychology, we will consider how girls experience relational aggression and how it affects their friendships and other social negotiations. While adolescents will be the main focus group, examples from college-age and older girls will also be considered. Classwork will include case studies, reflection papers, and a final research paper on a related topic of the students' choice.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PSYCH 193A: Special Laboratory Research

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: 1, 10, and consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-6 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PSYCH 104S: Affective Science

This course will provide an introduction to a growing field known as affective science, which focuses on the study of emotion and other related phenomena (i.e., motivation, pain, etc.). We will explore core questions in affective science, including: 1) What is emotion and why is it useful? 2) How do emotions influence the way we perceive, attend to, and understand the world? 3) How do emotions become dysfunctional, and how can individuals control them? We will attempt to approach these questions from multiple perspectives, including i) neurobiological ii) behavioral, and iii) sociocultural perspectives.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PSYCH 105S: General Psychology

In what ways does the scientific study of psychology increase our understanding of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors we observe and experience in everyday life? What are the main areas of psychology and the different questions they seek to answer? This course will give you an introduction to the field of psychology and its many different areas. You will learn about the central methods, findings, and unanswered questions of these areas, as well as how to interpret and critically evaluate research findings.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Manke, K. (PI)

PSYCH 108S: Introduction to Social Psychology

This course aims to blend a comprehensive overview of social psychology with in-depth lectures exploring the history of the field, reviewing major findings and highlighting areas of current research. The course will focus on classic studies that have profoundly changed our understanding of human nature and social interaction, and, in turn, have triggered significant paradigm shifts within the field. Some of the topics covered in this class will include: individuals and groups, conformity and obedience, attraction, intergroup relations, and judgment and decision-making. The course, overall, will attempt to foster interest in social psychology as well as scientific curiosity in a fun, supportive and intellectually stimulating environment.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PSYCH 109S: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

3)Introduction of the neurobiology of behavior including the biology of nervous system, the neural basis for perception, learning, memory, decision making and neurological disorders. Introduction to different research techniques that are prevalent in current neuroscience studies including fMRI, EEG, TMS and single unit recording.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PSYCH 111S: Abnormal Psychology

This course will provide an introduction to abnormal psychology. It will be targeted towards students who have had little or no exposure to coursework on mental disorders. The course will have three core aims: 1) Explore the nature of mental disorders, including the phenomenology, signs/symptoms, and causal factors underlying various forms of mental illness, 2) Explore conventional and novel treatments for various mental disorders, 3) Develop critical thinking skills in the theory and empirical research into mental disorders. The course will explore a wide range of mental disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, addiction, eating disorders, and personality disorders.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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