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PSYCH 1102 : Introduction to Cognitive Science
Crosslisted as: COGST 1101, CS 1710, LING 1170, PHIL 1910 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Khena Swallow
This course provides an introduction to the science of the mind.  Everyone knows what it's like to think and perceive, but this subjective experience provides little insight into how minds emerge from physical intities like brains.  To address this issue, cognitive science integrates work from at least five disciplines: Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy.  This course introduces students to the insights these disciplines offer into the workings of the mind by exploring visual perception, attention, memory, learning, problem solving, language, and consciousness. 
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PSYCH 1104 : WIM: Introduction to Cognitive Science
Crosslisted as: COGST 1104, LING 1104, PHIL 1911 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Khena Swallow
This section is highly recommended for students who are interested in learning about the topics covered in the main course through writing and discussion. 
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PSYCH 1120 : FWS:Personality & Social Psychology
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Lance Bush
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PSYCH 1140 : FWS: Perception, Cognition & Development
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Roy Moyal
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PSYCH 1500 : Introduction to Environmental Psychology
Crosslisted as: COGST 1500, COGST 1501, DEA 1500, DEA 1501, PSYCH 1501 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Gary Evans
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 natural settings affect human health and well-being. Students also examine how human attitudes and behaviors affect environmental quality. Issues of environmental justice and culture are included throughout. Hands-on projects plus exams. Lecture and discussion sections. DEA 1501  - Writing in the major (WIM) option also is available (by instructor permission) for 4 credits.
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PSYCH 1501 : Introduction to Environmental Psychology - Writing in the Major
Crosslisted as: COGST 1500, COGST 1501, DEA 1500, DEA 1501, PSYCH 1500 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Gary Evans
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 and natural settings affect human health and well-being. Students also examine how human attitudes and behaviors affect environmental quality. Issues of environmental justice and culture are included throughout. Hands-on projects plus exams. Lecture and discussion sections. WIM section attend a regular lecture but also meets weekly with a graduate writing tutor. The two principal objectives of WIM section:
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PSYCH 2090 : Developmental Psychology
Crosslisted as: PSYCH 7090 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Jennifer Schwade
One of four introductory courses in cognition and perception. A comprehensive introduction to current thinking and research in developmental psychology that approaches topics from both psychobiological and cognitive perspectives. We will use a comparative approach to assess principles of development change. The course focuses on the development of perception, action, cognition, language, and social understanding in infancy and early childhood.
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PSYCH 2091 : WIM: Developmental Psychology
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Jennifer Schwade
This section is highly recommended for students who are interested in learning about the topics covered in the main course through writing and discussion. 
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PSYCH 2150 : Psychology of Language
Crosslisted as: COGST 2150, LING 2215 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Morten Christiansen
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 from psycholinguistics, including the origin of language, the different components of language (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics), processes involved in reading, computational modeling of language processes, the acquisition of language (both under normal and special circumstances), and the brain bases of language.
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PSYCH 2940 : Better Decisions for Life, Love and Money
Crosslisted as: AEM 2020 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Robert Frank
Tom Gilovich
Ted O'Donoghue
J. Russo
William Schulze
Effective judgments and decisions are critical to success in every avenue of life. This course will explore research on the principles of sound judgment and decision making, and on the ways in which people's judgments and decisions are prone to bias and error. The course aims to improve students' critical thinking skills and to enable them to make better judgments and decisions in an increasingly complicated world. The course is taught by a team of psychologists and economists who draw on recent research in psychology and behavioral economics that can benefit the lives of students.
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PSYCH 3140 : Computational Psychology
Crosslisted as: COGST 3140, INFO 3140, PSYCH 6140 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Shimon Edelman
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 for thinking about cognitive information processing, including statistical learning from experience and the use of patterns distilled from past experience in guiding future actions. They learn to apply these tools to gain understanding of perception, memory, motor control, language, action planning, problem solving, decision making, reasoning, intelligence, and creativity.
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PSYCH 3150 : Obesity and the Regulation of Body Weight
Crosslisted as: NS 3150 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
David Levitsky
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, the psychosocial determinants of obesity, anorexia nervosa, therapy and its effectiveness, and social discrimination.
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PSYCH 3160 : Auditory Perception: The Music Lab
Crosslisted as: PSYCH 7160 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Carol Krumhansl
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. Each student conducts an independent research project. This includes a review of the relevant literature, the collection and analysis of data, and a presentation of the findings. The projects are most frequently on a topic related to music but may also be related to speech or environmental sounds.
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PSYCH 3250 : Adult Psychopathology
Crosslisted as: HD 3700 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Harry Segal
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. The major mental illnesses are covered, including schizophrenia as well as mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. Childhood disorders are not covered.
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PSYCH 3280 : Field Practicum II
Crosslisted as: HD 3280 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Harry Segal
Continues the field practicum experience from PSYCH 3270.
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PSYCH 3820 : Prejudice and Stereotyping
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Amy Krosch
This course will familiarize you with the basic experimental social psychology research that investigates how our thoughts and beliefs (stereotypes), evaluative attitudes (prejudice), and behavioral responses (discrimination) toward individuals shift as a function of their group membership.  The ultimate aim is to enhance your ability to evaluate and analyze the scientific merit of this research and to apply this research to real world social issues.
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PSYCH 4180 : Psychology of Music
Crosslisted as: MUSIC 4181 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Carol Krumhansl
Covers the major topics in the psychology of music treated from a scientific perspective. Presents recent developments in the cognitive science of music, including perception and memory for pitch and rhythm, performing music, the relationship between music and language, musical abilities in infants, emotional responses, and the cognitive neuroscience of music.
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PSYCH 4230 : Navigation, Memory, and Context: What Does the Hippocampus Do?
Crosslisted as: PSYCH 6230 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
David Smith
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 process. This seminar will examine the diverse functions attributed to the hippocampus with an eye toward integrating the differing viewpoints in the literature. After a brief historical overview, students will discuss cutting-edge literature on the hippocampal role in spatial navigation, learning, and memory, and context processing.
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PSYCH 4320 : Topics in Cognitive Science
Crosslisted as: BIONB 4330, COGST 4310 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Shimon Edelman
A course examining the core disciplines of cognitive science using varied themes from semester to semester.
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PSYCH 4420 : Psych & Ethics of Tech 21st Century
Crosslisted as: PSYCH 6421 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
David Field
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PSYCH 4470 : Psychology of Imagination
Crosslisted as: COGST 4470, COGST 6470, HD 4470, HD 6470, PSYCH 6480 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Tamar Kushnir
Imagination is a core feature of human cognition, and the study of human imagination possibly one of the broadest and least unified topics in psychological science. This course, drawing on readings from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, developmental psychology, and philosophy, is for anyone interested in understanding the psychology of imagination as it functions in everyday thought and action. Topics covered: counterfactual and future thinking, mind-wandering, creativity, children's imaginary friends, pretense, and fantasy, imagination in clinical populations, and imaginations in social life (relationships, organizations, social identity).
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PSYCH 4700 : Undergraduate Research in Psychology
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Morten Christiansen
Thomas Cleland
James Cutting
Tim Devoogd
Amy Krosch
Shimon Edelman
Melissa Ferguson
David Field
Christiane Linster
Tom Gilovich
Michael Goldstein
Katherine Kinzler
Carol Krumhansl
David Levitsky
David Pizarro
Vivian Zayas
Harry Segal
David Smith
Barbara Strupp
Alexander Ophir
Khena Swallow
Marianella Casasola
Barbara Koslowski
Valerie Reyna
Jane Mendle
Practice in planning, conducting, and reporting independent laboratory, field, and/or library research.
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PSYCH 4710 : Advanced Undergraduate Research in Psychology
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Morten Christiansen
Thomas Cleland
James Cutting
Tim Devoogd
Adam Anderson
Shimon Edelman
Melissa Ferguson
David Field
Amy Krosch
Tom Gilovich
Michael Goldstein
Katherine Kinzler
Carol Krumhansl
David Levitsky
David Pizarro
Harry Segal
Barbara Strupp
Vivian Zayas
David Smith
Alexander Ophir
Khena Swallow
Marianella Casasola
Valerie Reyna
Christiane Linster
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 independent and/or involve more demanding technical skills than that carried out in PSYCH 4700.
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PSYCH 4760 : Quantitative Methods 2
Crosslisted as: HD 4760, HD 6760, PSYCH 6760 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Felix Thoemmes
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. No costs other than textbooks are incurred.
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PSYCH 6000 : General Research Seminar
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Michael Goldstein
This course is designed to introduce first-year graduates to the Psychology Department faculty through a weekly series of presentations of current research.
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PSYCH 6140 : Computational Psychology
Crosslisted as: COGST 3140, INFO 3140, PSYCH 3140 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Shimon Edelman
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 for thinking about cognitive information processing, including statistical learning from experience and the use of patterns distilled from past experience in guiding future actions. They learn to apply these tools to gain understanding of perception, memory, motor control, language, action planning, problem solving, decision making, reasoning, intelligence, and creativity.
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PSYCH 6210 : Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
David Field
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 seminar. Intended for graduate students in the Field of Psychology who may register for this course without permission, all others please ask for permission from the instructor. Registration in both semesters is required.
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PSYCH 6230 : Navigation, Memory, and Context: What Does the Hippocampus Do?
Crosslisted as: PSYCH 4230 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
David Smith
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 process. This seminar will examine the diverse functions attributed to the hippocampus with an eye toward integrating the differing viewpoints in the literature. After a brief historical overview, students will discuss cutting-edge literature on the hippocampal role in spatial navigation, learning, and memory, and context processing.
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PSYCH 6271 : Topics in Biopsychology
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Thomas Cleland
David Smith
Alexander Ophir
Course explores current issues in Psychology.  Topics vary by section.
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PSYCH 6421 : Psych & Ethics of Tech 21st Century
Crosslisted as: PSYCH 4420 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
David Field
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PSYCH 6480 : Psychology of Imagination
Crosslisted as: COGST 4470, COGST 6470, HD 4470, HD 6470, PSYCH 4470 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Tamar Kushnir
Imagination and Cognition: Imagination serves important functions in everyday thought and action. We will read some classic and some recent studies highlighting the cognitive and neural basis of imagination, how it relates to memory, planning, and decision making. Imagination in Childhood: Research on imagination in childhood is characterized by a paradox: children are generally viewed as imaginative and creative. They're also more likely than adults to engage with imaginary friends, pretend play, and elaborate "worlds" of fantasy. Yet children, unlike adults, are poor at episodic memory, future thinking, planning, and creative problem solving. Is this evidence for one use of imagination receding in favor of another? Applications to life: Here we can choose topics based on class interest. Some ideas (and readings) below on imagination in social life, in clinical research, in creativity, in self-understanding, and in the behavior and functioning of organizations.  
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PSYCH 6760 : Quantitative Methods 2
Crosslisted as: HD 4760, HD 6760, PSYCH 4760 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Felix Thoemmes
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. No costs other than textbooks are incurred.
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PSYCH 7000 : Research in Biopsychology
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
David Field
A graduate research seminar in biopsychology.
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PSYCH 7090 : Developmental Psychology
Crosslisted as: PSYCH 2090 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Jennifer Schwade
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 and cognitive perspectives. We will use a comparative approach to assess principles of development change. The course focuses on the development of perception, action, cognition, language, and social understanding in infancy and early childhood.
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PSYCH 7100 : Research in Human Experimental Psychology
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Morten Christiansen
A graduate research seminar in human experimental psychology.
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PSYCH 7160 : Auditory Perception: The Music Lab
Crosslisted as: PSYCH 3160 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Carol Krumhansl
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. Each student conducts an independent research project. This includes a review of the relevant literature, the collection and analysis of data, and a presentation of the findings. The projects are most frequently on a topic related to music.
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PSYCH 7200 : Research in Social Psychology and Personality
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Melissa Ferguson
A graduate research seminar in social psychology and personality.
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PSYCH 7760 : Proseminar in Social Psychology II
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Melissa Ferguson
Katherine Kinzler
Amy Krosch
David Pizarro
Vivian Zayas
Second semester of a year-long discussion-seminar course intended to give graduate students an in-depth understanding of current research and theory in social psychology. Emphasizes social cognition, but other topics, such as group dynamics, social influence, the social psychology of language, and emotional experience are covered.
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PSYCH 9000 : Doctoral Thesis Research in Biopsychology
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
A graduate seminar on doctoral thesis research in biopsychology.
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PSYCH 9100 : Doctoral Thesis Research in Human Experimental Psychology
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
James Cutting
A graduate seminar on doctoral thesis research in human experimental psychology.
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PSYCH 9200 : Doctoral Thesis Research in Social Psychology and Personality
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Tom Gilovich
A graduate seminar on doctoral thesis research in social psychology and personality.
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