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POLISCI 291: Political Institutions

This course focuses on the role of political institutions in shaping policy outcomes around the world, with special attention to the United States. Students will become familiar with a wide range of theoretical approaches to the study of institutions, and they will learn the basics of applied quantitative empirical analysis. Enrollment is restricted to Political Science Research Honors Track students.
Last offered: Winter 2016 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

POLISCI 292: Political Behavior

This research seminar will survey important topics in the study of mass political behavior including public opinion, political participation, partisanship and voting. Open only to students in the Political Science Research Honors Track.
Last offered: Winter 2016 | UG Reqs: WAY-AQR, WAY-SI

POLISCI 299A: Research Design

This course is designed to teach students how to design a research project. The course emphasizes the specification of testable hypotheses, the building of data sets, and the inferences from that may be drawn from that evidence.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Fresh, A. (PI)

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.
Last offered: Winter 2015 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI, WAY-SMA

PSYC 83Q: The Physiology of Addiction in the Modern World

Addiction is a powerful neurological and psychiatric condition that interferes with many lives. As technology advances, many new types of addiction are emerging. This class will discuss the physiology and psychology of addiction in the modern world, including: drugs, spending, and internet addictions. We cover the neuroscience of addiction in these categories, in addition to the psychological implications for the addict and his/her companions. Students will be engaged in thought-provoking discussions surrounding this topic to stimulate critical thinking at the interface between psychology and neuroscience in the modern world. nnEach student will lead one discussion section throughout the quarter, and will write a 4-page final paper based on their preparation for the discussion and will include information yielded from the class discussion itself. Final grades will based on four components, each graded equally (25% each): 1) Class Participation both during the lectures and discussions; 2) Performance as Discussion leader; 3) Participation in the activities, each of which the students will write a one page paper summarizing their experience with the activity; and 4) the Final 4-page paper. The primary goal ofnthis seminar is to engage the students in interactive, critical thinking didactics, activities and discussions that shape their understanding of the complexity inherent to the issues surrounding societal issues such as addiction. The aim is to improve their critical thinking abilities surrounding such issues in a manner that will not only increase their understanding of addictions, from genes through behavior to societal implications, but which will increase the students¿ ability to more critically assimilate and interrogate information on any topic.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI, WAY-SMA

PSYCH 1: Introduction to Psychology

An introduction to the science of how people think, feel, and behave. We will explore such topics as intelligence, perception, memory, happiness, personality, culture, social influence, development, emotion, and mental illness. Students will learn about classic and cutting edge research, a range of methods, and discover how psychology informs our understanding of what it means to be human, addresses other fields, and offers solutions to important social problems.nnAn alternative version of the course, PSYCH 1L, is also offered for reduced (3) units, but does not count for major/minor requirements for Psychology or other disciplines. For more information on PSYCH 1 and PSYCH 1L, visit http://psychone.stanford.edu
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI

PSYCH 1L: Introduction to Psychology

A reduced-unit version of Stanford¿s popular Psych 1 class. An introduction to the science of how people think, feel, and behave. We will explore such topics as intelligence, perception, memory, happiness, personality, culture, social influence, development, emotion, and mental illness. Students will learn about classic and cutting edge research, a range of methods, and discover how psychology informs our understanding of what it means to be human, addresses other fields, and offers solutions to important social problems. nThe primary version of the course, PSYCH 1, is offered for 5 units and counts for major/minor requirements for Psychology and other disciplines. For more information on PSYCH 1 and PSYCH 1L, visit http://psychone.stanford.edu
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Walton, G. (PI)

PSYCH 7Q: Language Understanding by Children and Adults

How do we first learn to find meaning in strings of speech sounds? Understanding spoken language requires the rapid integration of acoustic information with linguistic knowledge and with conceptual knowledge based on experience with how things happen in the world. Topics include research on early development of language understanding and laboratory methods of how young children make sense of speech. Observations of preschool children and visits to Stanford laboratories. Might be repeatable for credit.
Last offered: Autumn 2012 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

PSYCH 8N: The New Longevity

Adult development from the perspective of life-span theory -- a conceptual framework that views development as a series of adaptations to physical, societal and individual resources and constraints. Students will learn about demographic and medical changes, ways that individuals typically change socially, emotionally and cognitively as they move through adulthood. An understanding of the conceptual foundations of the life-span approach and place aging of young people today in historical context.
Last offered: Winter 2015 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI

PSYCH 11N: Origin of Mental Life

Preference to freshmen. Mental life in infancy; how thinking originates. How do babies construe the objects, events, people, and language that surround them? Recent advances in psychological theory, hypotheses, and evidence about how the infant human mind develops.
Last offered: Spring 2012 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
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