Courses

Courses by semester

Courses for Spring 2022

Complete Cornell University course descriptions are in the Courses of Study .

Course ID Title Offered
PSYCH1102 Introduction to Cognitive Science 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 entities 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. 

Full details for PSYCH 1102 - Introduction to Cognitive Science

Spring, Summer.
PSYCH1104 WIM: Introduction to Cognitive Science This section is highly recommended for students who are interested in learning about the topics covered in the main course through writing and discussion. 

Full details for PSYCH 1104 - WIM: Introduction to Cognitive Science

Spring.
PSYCH1130 FWS:Behavioral Evolution Psych

Full details for PSYCH 1130 - FWS:Behavioral Evolution Psych

PSYCH1140 FWS: Perception, Cognition & Development

Full details for PSYCH 1140 - FWS: Perception, Cognition & Development

PSYCH1200 Conversations in Moral Psychology Who gets to decide what is right and wrong? Are there any universal moral rules? Do moral norms benefit some more than others? What are the implications when age, gender, race, ethnicity, education, income, social status, and other individual differences interact with morality? This course is designed for students who are ready to dive to the core of morality. This format of the course is a series of guest talks and active discussions.

Full details for PSYCH 1200 - Conversations in Moral Psychology

Spring.
PSYCH2090 Developmental Psychology 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.

Full details for PSYCH 2090 - Developmental Psychology

Spring.
PSYCH2091 WIM: Developmental Psychology This section is highly recommended for students who are interested in learning about the topics covered in the main course through writing and discussion. 

Full details for PSYCH 2091 - WIM: Developmental Psychology

Spring.
PSYCH2150 Psychology of Language 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.

Full details for PSYCH 2150 - Psychology of Language

Spring.
PSYCH2800 Introduction to Social Psychology Introduction to research and theory in social psychology. Topics include social influence, persuasion, and attitude change; social interaction and group phenomena; altruism and aggression; stereotyping and prejudice; everyday reasoning and judgment.

Full details for PSYCH 2800 - Introduction to Social Psychology

Spring, Summer.
PSYCH2801 Introduction to Social Psychology: Writing in the Majors Writing in the Majors section of PSYCH 2800. In addition to attending all the lectures in PSYCH 2800, students will attend an additional weekly seminar and all assessment is based on writing instead of exams. This course is an introduction to research and theory in social psychology, covering the same material as in PSYCH 2800 (social influence, persuasion, and attitude change; social interaction and group phenomena; altruism and aggression; stereotyping and prejudice; everyday reasoning and judgment).

Full details for PSYCH 2801 - Introduction to Social Psychology: Writing in the Majors

Spring.
PSYCH2940 Better Decisions for Life, Love and Money 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.

Full details for PSYCH 2940 - Better Decisions for Life, Love and Money

Spring.
PSYCH3140 Computational Psychology 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.

Full details for PSYCH 3140 - Computational Psychology

Spring.
PSYCH3150 Obesity and the Regulation of Body Weight 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.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.

Full details for PSYCH 3150 - Obesity and the Regulation of Body Weight

Spring, Summer.
PSYCH3160 Auditory Perception: The Music Lab 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.

Full details for PSYCH 3160 - Auditory Perception: The Music Lab

Spring.
PSYCH3250 Adult Psychopathology 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.

Full details for PSYCH 3250 - Adult Psychopathology

Spring.
PSYCH3280 Field Practicum II Continues the field practicum experience from PSYCH 3270.

Full details for PSYCH 3280 - Field Practicum II

Spring.
PSYCH3310 Developmental Psychopathology Why do some children grow up well-adjusted and others do not? This course applies a developmental framework to understanding psychological disorders. We will consider the common disorders of childhood and adolescence; the individual contexts which promote risk versus resiliency; trends and trajectories in disorders over time; and the complex ethical issues associated with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders early in life.

Full details for PSYCH 3310 - Developmental Psychopathology

Fall.
PSYCH3320 Biopsychology of Learning and Memory Surveys the approaches that have been or are currently being used in order to understand the biological bases for learning and memory. Topics include invertebrate, "simple system" approaches, avian song learning, hippocampal and cerebellar function, research using MRI in humans. Many of the readings are from primary literature.

Full details for PSYCH 3320 - Biopsychology of Learning and Memory

Spring.
PSYCH3420 Human Perception: Application to Computer Graphics, Art, and Visual Display Our present technology allows us to transmit and display information through a variety of media. To make the most of these media channels, it is important to consider the limitations and abilities of the human observer. The course considers a number of applied aspects of human perception with an emphasis on the display of visual information. Topics include "three-dimensional" display systems, color theory, spatial and temporal limitations of the visual systems, attempts at subliminal communication, and "visual" effects in film and television.

Full details for PSYCH 3420 - Human Perception: Application to Computer Graphics, Art, and Visual Display

Spring.
PSYCH3450 On Being Social Humans are said to be "social animals." This seminar provides an in-depth exploration of what it means to be social. Examples of topics to be covered include the fundamental need to belong and the affiliative system underlying cooperation; attachment and the proclivity to form strong affective ties throughout the life span; the biological bases of attraction and relationship formation; and the various consequences of thwarted relational needs, including the end of relationships through break-up, divorce, or death, and social alienation and chronic loneliness. We will focus on people's most intimate relationships – with partners, parents, and close friends – but will explore how our social nature is expressed in diverse ways – with unknown others, in social networks, and with political leaders, celebrities, and objects. These topics will be considered from diverse theoretical perspectives including work from social neuroscience, social, personality, developmental, cognitive, and evolutionary psychology, as well as drawing from work in communications, information science, sociology, and political science. Articles will be a combination of theoretical, review, or perspective pieces as well as empirical papers.

Full details for PSYCH 3450 - On Being Social

Spring.
PSYCH4210 Native American Psychology This course will provide an overview of the psychology of Native Americans; accounting for current theories and research on the experiences, behavior, and identities of Native Americans. The course will offer students an immersive, in-depth experience of the topics and themes that scholars are investigating in Native American Psychology.

Full details for PSYCH 4210 - Native American Psychology

Spring.
PSYCH4320 Topics in Cognitive Science A seminar series examining current and classical ideas in human sciences and the humanities.  Themes vary from semester to semester.

Full details for PSYCH 4320 - Topics in Cognitive Science

Fall, Spring.
PSYCH4382 Language and Thought The intricate relations between language and thought have stirred a heated debate from ancient philosophy to the era of modern science. Does language precede thought or vice versa? Do different languages create a different understanding of one's physical and social environment?  In this course we will examine some leading theories and empirical studies on the interconnections between these two complex abilities of the mind; and explore their developmental trajectories and interactions from infancy to adulthood.

Full details for PSYCH 4382 - Language and Thought

Spring, Summer.
PSYCH4390 Neural Circuits for Social Behavior

Full details for PSYCH 4390 - Neural Circuits for Social Behavior

PSYCH4600 Neural Representations Neurons generate action potentials.  Brains underlie feeding, fighting, fleeing, and reproduction, also navigation, attention, sociality, art, and science.  What about the middle part?  This advanced seminar course examines the construction and transformations of neural representations that enable animals to comprehend and interact effectively with their environments. The curriculum emphasizes integration across levels of analysis and organization, including cellular and synaptic physiology, the emergent properties of networks, energy and information management, quantitative modeling, cognitive algorithms, and adaptive behavioral outcomes.

Full details for PSYCH 4600 - Neural Representations

Spring.
PSYCH4700 Undergraduate Research in Psychology Practice in planning, conducting, and reporting independent laboratory, field, and/or library research.

Full details for PSYCH 4700 - Undergraduate Research in Psychology

Fall or Spring.
PSYCH4710 Advanced Undergraduate Research in Psychology 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.

Full details for PSYCH 4710 - Advanced Undergraduate Research in Psychology

Fall or Spring.
PSYCH4800 Social Psychology of Race & Racism

Full details for PSYCH 4800 - Social Psychology of Race & Racism

PSYCH4850 The Self

Full details for PSYCH 4850 - The Self

PSYCH4910 Research Methods in Psychology Research methods are the tools that allow psychologists to test the validity of hypotheses. This course provides a survey of the methods used by scientists in personality and social psychology as well as related behavioral sciences to empirically test hypotheses. Specifically, this course will discuss the following topics: (1) philosophy of science; (2) research designs and methods; (3) data collection, analysis, and validity; (4) report writing; and (5) recurrent and emerging trends and issues in the field of research methods and quantitative analysis. The final project consists of writing a research proposal and giving a short oral presentation.

Full details for PSYCH 4910 - Research Methods in Psychology

Spring.
PSYCH4940 Moral Psychology in Action Moral Psychology in Action is an applied psychology course for students who want to make a difference in the world through ethical leadership and positive contributions in organizations, and who are drawn to scholarly work on psychology, ethics, and morality.

Full details for PSYCH 4940 - Moral Psychology in Action

Spring.
PSYCH6000 General Research Seminar This course is designed to introduce first-year graduates to the Psychology Department faculty through a weekly series of presentations of current research.

Full details for PSYCH 6000 - General Research Seminar

Fall, Spring.
PSYCH6140 Computational Psychology 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.

Full details for PSYCH 6140 - Computational Psychology

Spring.
PSYCH6210 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 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.

Full details for PSYCH 6210 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Fall, Spring.
PSYCH6271 Topics in Biopsychology Course explores current issues in Psychology.  Topics vary by section.

Full details for PSYCH 6271 - Topics in Biopsychology

Fall, Spring.
PSYCH6420 Human Perception: Applications to Computer Graphics, Art, and Visual Display Our present technology allows us to transmit and display information through a variety of media. To make the most of these media channels, it is important to consider the limitations and abilities of the human observer. The course considers a number of applied aspects of human perception with an emphasis on the display of visual information. Topics include "three-dimensional" display systems, color theory, spatial and temporal limitations of the visual systems, attempts at subliminal communication, and "visual" effects in film and television.

Full details for PSYCH 6420 - Human Perception: Applications to Computer Graphics, Art, and Visual Display

Spring.
PSYCH6450 On Being Social

Full details for PSYCH 6450 - On Being Social

PSYCH6600 Neural Representations Neurons generate action potentials.  Brains underlie feeding, fighting, fleeing, and reproduction, also navigation, attention, sociality, art, and science.  What about the middle part?  This advanced seminar course examines the construction of neural circuits and systems that enable achievement of behavioral goals.  The curriculum emphasizes integration across levels of analysis and organizations, including cellular and synaptic physiology, the emergent properties of networks, energy and information management, quantitative modeling, cognitive algorithm, and adaptive behavioral outcomes.

Full details for PSYCH 6600 - Neural Representations

Spring.
PSYCH6800 Social Psychology of Race & Racism

Full details for PSYCH 6800 - Social Psychology of Race & Racism

PSYCH6850 The Self

Full details for PSYCH 6850 - The Self

PSYCH6910 Research Methods in Psychology Research methods are the tools that allow psychologists to test the validity of hypotheses. This course provides a survey of the methods used by scientists in personality and social psychology as well as related behavioral sciences to empirically test hypotheses. Specifically, this course will discuss the following topics: (1) philosophy of science; (2) research designs and methods; (3) data collection, analysis, and validity; (4) report writing; and (5) recurrent and emerging trends and issues in the field of research methods and quantitative analysis. The final project consists of writing a research proposal and giving a short oral presentation.

Full details for PSYCH 6910 - Research Methods in Psychology

Spring.
PSYCH7000 Research in Biopsychology A graduate research seminar in biopsychology.

Full details for PSYCH 7000 - Research in Biopsychology

Fall, Spring.
PSYCH7090 Developmental Psychology 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.

Full details for PSYCH 7090 - Developmental Psychology

Spring.
PSYCH7100 Research in Human Experimental Psychology A graduate research seminar in human experimental psychology.

Full details for PSYCH 7100 - Research in Human Experimental Psychology

Fall, Spring.
PSYCH7160 Auditory Perception: The Music Lab 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.

Full details for PSYCH 7160 - Auditory Perception: The Music Lab

Spring.
PSYCH7200 Research in Social Psychology and Personality A graduate research seminar in social psychology and personality.

Full details for PSYCH 7200 - Research in Social Psychology and Personality

Fall, Spring.
PSYCH7760 Proseminar in Social Psychology II 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.

Full details for PSYCH 7760 - Proseminar in Social Psychology II

Spring.
PSYCH9000 Doctoral Thesis Research in Biopsychology A graduate seminar on doctoral thesis research in biopsychology.

Full details for PSYCH 9000 - Doctoral Thesis Research in Biopsychology

Fall, Spring.
PSYCH9100 Doctoral Thesis Research in Human Experimental Psychology A graduate seminar on doctoral thesis research in human experimental psychology.

Full details for PSYCH 9100 - Doctoral Thesis Research in Human Experimental Psychology

Fall, Spring.
PSYCH9200 Doctoral Thesis Research in Social Psychology and Personality A graduate seminar on doctoral thesis research in social psychology and personality.

Full details for PSYCH 9200 - Doctoral Thesis Research in Social Psychology and Personality

Fall, Spring.
HD1120 People in Perspective: Brain, Mind, and Society Human Behavior and mental processes including the nervous system, consciousness, learning, memory, development, emotion, psychopathology, interpersonal process, society, and culture, bridging historical perspectives with current research.

Full details for HD 1120 - People in Perspective: Brain, Mind, and Society

Spring.
HD1170 Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Broad overview of theories, research, and issues in the study of human development during adolescence and emerging adulthood. Focuses on the major biological, cognitive, and social changes during adolescence; the psychosocial issues of adolescence, including identity, autonomy, intimacy, sexuality, achievement, and problems; and the contexts in which adolescent development occurs, particularly families, peer groups, schools, work, and popular culture. Discusses empirical research, theories, case studies of the lives of real adolescents, and, to a lesser degree, public policies.

Full details for HD 1170 - Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Spring, Summer.
HD2940 Data Science for Social Scientists II This is a course on applications of data science in social science using R. We will cover fundamentals of statistical and causal inference, exploratory data analysis and data reduction, supervised learning, and recent, prominent applications of machine learning in social science.

Full details for HD 2940 - Data Science for Social Scientists II

Spring.
HD3110 Educational Psychology Educational psychology is the application of psychological principles and concepts to cases of teaching and learning. We study behavioral, cognitive, embodied, and social-cultural perspectives on learning and thinking, and we use them in planning and reflecting on weekly fieldwork outside the classroom. In the process, we become more mindful and skilled learners ourselves and better facilitators of others' learning.

Full details for HD 3110 - Educational Psychology

Fall, Spring.
HD3210 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience As it is with much of scientific discovery, a poet, William Wordsworth, best explained development with a simple phrase: The Child is father of the Man (person). In this course, we explore how our adult selves come to be through the lens of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. You will learn about current perspectives and controversies, the latest understanding of the development of multiple physiological systems (e.g., vision, perception, language, etc.) as interactions between molecular mechanisms, experience, and neural plasticity. Weekly short reaction papers, class exercises, and midterm and final projects, will all be geared towards developing a personal appreciation for the subject as well as an understanding of the issues in developmental cognitive neuroscience as a field.

Full details for HD 3210 - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Spring.
HD3280 Field Practicum II Continues the field practicum experience from PSYCH 3270.

Full details for HD 3280 - Field Practicum II

Spring.
HD3290 Self-regulation Across the Life Span Covers the science of self-regulation and its development over the human life span. After providing an overview of historical perspectives, the class will focus on contemporary research including homeostasis in bodily systems, self-control and regulation, goal setting, economic perspectives, as well as the role of emotions and personality. 

Full details for HD 3290 - Self-regulation Across the Life Span

Spring.
HD3300 Developmental Psychopathology Why do some children grow up well-adjusted and others do not? This course applies a developmental framework to understanding psychological disorders. We will consider the common disorders of childhood and adolescence; the individual contexts which promote risk versus resiliency; trends and trajectories in disorders over time; and the complex ethical issues associated with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders early in life.

Full details for HD 3300 - Developmental Psychopathology

Fall.
HD3320 Gender and Psychopathology This course examines the ways in which sex and gender impact the expression of severe psychopathology. We will study biological, psychological, and cultural factors associated with sex and gender as they influence the epidemiology, phenomenology, etiology, diagnosis, and course of illness in major forms of psychopathology: specifically, schizophrenia, major affective illness, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders. We will also examine the complicated roles of race, class, sexuality, and gender identity as they relate to these conditions. These topics will be examined through the frameworks of psychological science and feminism in an attempt to understand the effects that gender and science have on one another and the ways in which they influence the understanding of mental illness.

Full details for HD 3320 - Gender and Psychopathology

Spring.
HD3455 On Being Social Humans are said to be "social animals." This seminar provides an in-depth exploration of what it means to be social. Examples of topics to be covered include the fundamental need to belong and the affiliative system underlying cooperation; attachment and the proclivity to form strong affective ties throughout the life span; the biological bases of attraction and relationship formation; and the various consequences of thwarted relational needs, including the end of relationships through break-up, divorce, or death, and social alienation and chronic loneliness. We will focus on people's most intimate relationships – with partners, parents, and close friends – but will explore how our social nature is expressed in diverse ways – with unknown others, in social networks, and with political leaders, celebrities, and objects. These topics will be considered from diverse theoretical perspectives including work from social neuroscience, social, personality, developmental, cognitive, and evolutionary psychology, as well as drawing from work in communications, information science, sociology, and political science. Articles will be a combination of theoretical, review, or perspective pieces as well as empirical papers.

Full details for HD 3455 - On Being Social

HD3530 Risk and Opportunity Factors in Childhood and Adolescence This advanced lecture class will focus on theories and empirical findings concerning risky decision making in childhood adolescence, and childhood. The material will be scholarly and intellectually challenging. We will draw on multiple disciplines, such as psychology, economics, and neuroscience.

Full details for HD 3530 - Risk and Opportunity Factors in Childhood and Adolescence

Spring.
HD3620 Human Bonding Covers the science of interpersonal relationships. Examines the basic nature of human affectional bonds, including their functions and dynamics. Covers such topics as interpersonal attraction and mate selection, intimacy and commitment, love and sex, jealousy and loneliness, the neurobiology of affiliation and attachment, and the role of relationships in physical and psychological health.

Full details for HD 3620 - Human Bonding

Spring, Summer.
HD3700 Adult Psychopathology 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.

Full details for HD 3700 - Adult Psychopathology

Spring.
HD4000 Directed Readings For study that predominantly involves library research and independent study.

Full details for HD 4000 - Directed Readings

Fall, Spring.
HD4020 Supervised Fieldwork For study that involves both responsible participation in a community setting and reflection on that experience through discussion, reading, and writing. Academic credit is awarded for this integration of theory and practice.

Full details for HD 4020 - Supervised Fieldwork

Fall, Spring.
HD4030 Teaching Assistantship For study that includes assisting faculty with instruction.

Full details for HD 4030 - Teaching Assistantship

Fall, Spring.
HD4210 Native American Psychology This course will provide an overview of the psychology of Native Americans; accounting for current theories and research on the experiences, behavior, and identities of Native Americans. The course will offer students an immersive, in-depth experience of the topics and themes that scholars are investigating in Native American Psychology.

Full details for HD 4210 - Native American Psychology

Spring.
HD4380 Language and Thought The intricate relations between language and thought have stirred a heated debate from ancient philosophy to the era of modern science. Does language precede thought or vice versa? Do different languages create a different understanding of one's physical and social environment?  In this course we will examine some leading theories and empirical studies on the interconnections between these two complex abilities of the mind; and explore their developmental trajectories and interactions from infancy to adulthood.

Full details for HD 4380 - Language and Thought

Spring, Summer.
HD4490 Children's Learning in Social Context

Full details for HD 4490 - Children's Learning in Social Context

HD4540 Creativity and Its Development This course will survey theory, research, and practice with regard to human creativity and its development. An especial emphasis will be on how to use research findings in the service of developing your own creativity. Examples of topics will include theories of creativity, research on creativity, improving creativity, mental health and creativity, and the dark side of creativity.

Full details for HD 4540 - Creativity and Its Development

Spring.
HD4720 Current Research in Emotion, Cognition, and Brain

Full details for HD 4720 - Current Research in Emotion, Cognition, and Brain

HD4765 How to Think Like a Scientist What does it mean to think like a scientist?  This course will explore the structure of scientific thinking, from its philosophical foundations through current efforts to make science fair and replicable. The thought processes that underlie the methods used in psychology and neuroscience are rarely made explicit in courses on statistics and research methods – understanding these thought processes can make us better scientists and sharper thinkers.

Full details for HD 4765 - How to Think Like a Scientist

Spring.
HD4790 Contemporary Perspectives on Human Bonding Provides students who have taken and excelled in HD 3620, an opportunity to explore the topics/theories/issues in greater depth and share their insights and discoveries with students currently enrolled in HD 3620. Specifically, students enrolled in HD 4790 will conduct searches of the latest scientific literatures and popular press writings with the goal of developing a presentation and leading discussions.

Full details for HD 4790 - Contemporary Perspectives on Human Bonding

Spring.
HD4850 Professional Development in Translational Research As a supplement to their immersive learning experience working on faculty research projects, students in this course will engage with actors and ideas from across the youth development research and practice communities, learn about research methods and dissemination to various audiences, and begin to see the world from a translational research perspective.

Full details for HD 4850 - Professional Development in Translational Research

Fall, Spring.
HD4860 Nearest Neighbor As a supplement to their immersive learning experience working on translational research projects led by CHE faculty, and building on their experience in HD4850 (Professional Development in Translational Research), this course will provide opportunities for students to put their learning into practice by proposing and implementing a translational research project in collaboration with community partners.

Full details for HD 4860 - Nearest Neighbor

Fall, Spring.
HD4990 Senior Honors Thesis

Full details for HD 4990 - Senior Honors Thesis

Fall, Spring.
HD6200 First-Year Proseminar in Human Development Designed as an orientation to the department and the university. Activities include attendance at research presentations, visits to departmental research laboratories, relevant informational sessions (e.g., Institutional Review Board for Human Participants, proposal writing), and guidance in preparing a public research presentation to be made at the end of spring semester.

Full details for HD 6200 - First-Year Proseminar in Human Development

Fall, Spring.
HD6210 Seminar on Autobiographical Memory This graduate seminar is designed to give an overview as well as in-depth analysis of topics related to autobiographical memory and its development. Readings focus heavily on current theories and empirical research on a wide range of topics including childhood amnesia, reminiscence bump, emotion and memory, memory accuracy, development and disruption, neurological perspectives, memory functions, and memory across cultures.

Full details for HD 6210 - Seminar on Autobiographical Memory

Spring.
HD6290 The Structure and Dynamics of Self-Regulation Takes an in-depth look at structural and dynamic aspects of self-regulation with particular emphasis on empirical approaches and methodological challenges. Students will identify areas of overlap with their own interests and develop concrete ideas of how a self-regulatory angle can enrich their research ideas or broaden their professional perspective.

Full details for HD 6290 - The Structure and Dynamics of Self-Regulation

Spring.
HD6540 Creativity and Its Development This course will survey theory, research, and practice with regard to human creativity and its development.  An especial emphasis will be on how to use research findings in the service of developing your own creativity.  Examples of topics will include theories of creativity, research on creativity, improving creativity, mental health and creativity, and the dark side of creativity. There will be special emphasis on designing and interpreting research on human creativity.

Full details for HD 6540 - Creativity and Its Development

Spring.
HD6690 The Nature and Function of Affectional Bonds This course will examine human bonding primarily from a psychological perspective, drawing on empirical and theoretical work from the fields of developmental, clinical, evolutionary, cognitive, personality, and social psychology, and secondarily from ethology, anthropology, sociology, and neurobiology. The central goal of the course is to define and explain basic structure, functions, dynamics, and formation of human affectional bonds, especially those of the attachment and mating variety.

Full details for HD 6690 - The Nature and Function of Affectional Bonds

Spring.
HD6720 Current Research in Emotion, Cognition and Brain

Full details for HD 6720 - Current Research in Emotion, Cognition and Brain

HD6765 How to Think Like a Scientist What does it mean to think like a scientist? This course will explore the structure of scientific thinking, from its philosophical foundations through current efforts to make science fair and replicable. The thought processes that underlie the methods used in psychology and neuroscience are rarely made explicit in courses on statistics and research methods – understanding these thought processes can make us better scientists and sharper thinkers.

Full details for HD 6765 - How to Think Like a Scientist

Spring.
HD7000 Directed Readings For study that predominantly involves library research and independent study.

Full details for HD 7000 - Directed Readings

Fall, Spring.
HD7010 Empirical Research For study that predominantly involves collection and analysis of research data.

Full details for HD 7010 - Empirical Research

Fall, Spring.
HD7030 Teaching Assistantship For students assisting faculty with instruction. Does not apply to work for which students receive financial compensation.

Full details for HD 7030 - Teaching Assistantship

Fall, Spring.
HD8990 Master's Thesis and Research

Full details for HD 8990 - Master's Thesis and Research

Fall, Spring.
HD9990 Doctoral Thesis and Research

Full details for HD 9990 - Doctoral Thesis and Research

Fall, Spring.
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