UPCOMING GRADUATE COURSES

Fall, 2017

PSYC 200A - FUNDAMENTALS OF NEUROSCIENCE
CRN: 24364
Instructor: Scott Currie
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 11:10am - 12:30pm
Topic: Neuroscience Area Core Sequence
Description: The fundamentals of neuroscience in molecular and cellular mechanisms, neural and hormonal systems, and neural control of behavior.

PSYC 203A - EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
CRN: 19044
Instructor: Larry Rosenblum
Time: Tuesday, 9:10am - 12:00pm
Topic: Cognitive Area Core Sequence
Description: Focuses on the history and philosophy of cognitive science. Covers the theories and models and gives an empirical overview of perception.

PSYC 207A - THEORIES IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
CRN: 19045
Instructor: Mary Gauvain
Time: Thursday, 9:10am - 12:00pm
Topic: Developmental Area Core Sequence
Description: A consideration of major issues and theories in the area of developmental psychology. Theories to be covered include social learning theory, structural theories, sociobiology, and theories of personality development. Topics include life span models and plasticity of human behavior.

PSYC 211 - STATISTICAL INFERENCE
CRN: 19046
Instructor: Jon Willits
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 10:40am - 12:00pm
Topic: Statistics Core Sequence
Description: Examines basic issues related to the application of statistical inference, effect size estimation, and significance tests to various research paradigms in psychology. Discusses aspects of psychological measurement and the appropriateness of particular statistical techniques to different types of psychological data.

PSYC 233 - RESEARCH METHODS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE
CRN: 23852
Instructor: David Rosenbaum
Time: Thursday, 9:10am - 12:00pm
Topic: MATLAB
Description: This class will be for students who wish to learn MATLAB, the technical computing language used by an ever-growing community of cognitive scientists and others to develop computational models, visualize results, analyze data, and collect data in new experiments. The class will be run in a way that lets you progress as far as you can given your own needs and interests, especially in connection with he first three topics just mentioned. Students with no programming background will be welcome. The text will be MATLAB For Behavioral Scientists (Second Edition), by the instructor along with two co-authors (Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2015).

PSYC 255 - SEMINAR IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
CRN: 23841
Instructor: Katharine Sweeny and Will Dunlop
Time: Wednesday, 1:10pm - 4:00pm
Topic: High Profile Researchers in Social and Personality Psychology
Description: In this course, we will review the research of nine prolific and influential social and personality psychologists active in the field today. Each week, we will read and discuss a series of papers by a single researcher (either a social or personality psychologist). This course will be co-taught by Sweeny (a social psychologist) and Dunlop (a personality psychologist). Discussion will focus on the historical and practical significance of the research reviewed, as well as the inherent tensions and synergies that exist between social and personality psychology and social and personality psychologists.

PSYC 233 - META-ANALYSIS
CRN: 19051
Instructor: Robert Rosenthal
Time: Monday, 2:10pm - 5:00pm
Topic: Meta-Analysis: Principles and Procedures
Description: In this seminar we will discuss the principles underlying, and the procedures used in, the quantitative summarizing of research domains. Specific subtopics include: the history of meta-analysis, the various families of effect sizes, procedures for comparing and combining effect sizes (and p-values), creating moderator variables, file drawer problems and publication bias, computing contrasts in your own and other people's data, and the writing of meta-analytic reviews. Based on a weekly series of small exercises, students will have completed at least a modest meta-analysis by the end of the quarter.

PSYC 258 - SEMINAR IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
CRN: TBD
Instructor: Cecilia Cheung
Time: TBD
Topic: Motivation and Acheivement
Description: The seminar aims to provide a general overview of topics in motivation from a psychological perspective. We will cover motivation theories, with a focus on how the environment shapes individuals’ motivation. Motivation for intellectual and academic performance will be emphasized.

PSYC 258 - SEMINAR IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
CRN: 22592
Instructor: Elizabeth Davis
Time: Wednesday, 9:10am - 12:00pm
Topic: Emotion Regulation
Description: In this seminar, we will consider the central contemporary issues in the study of emotion regulation across the lifespan, including the biological, psychological, and social factors that shape developmental trajectories. Empirical readings will focus on cutting-edge methodological approaches, including physiological techniques, to examine emotion and emotion regulation processes. The course will emphasize class participation and provide multiple opportunities to examine related topics.

PSYC 263 - SEMINAR IN PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
CRN: 22460
Instructor: Zagha, Edward
Time: Monday, 2:10pm - 5:00pm
Topic: Nobel Advancements in Neurophysiology
Description: We will explore the scientific achievement and historical context for each time the Nobel Prize was awarded within the field of neurophysiology. Each week we will read and discuss the Nobel lectures from Nobel recipients. From the neuron doctrine to action potentials to visual processing and beyond, we will discuss the technological and biological insights that made each of these scientific breakthroughs possible.

PSYC 271 - CURRENT ISSUES IN COGNITION
CRN: 23844
Instructor: Christine Chiarello & Judith Kroll
Time: Wednesday, 2:10pm - 5:00pm
Topic: Brain and Bilingualism
Description: In the last two decades, developments in neuroscience have revolutionized the study of human cognition. We now have a vast array of methods to ask questions about the brain networks that enable learning, memory, attention, and language. At the same time, there has been an upsurge of research on bilingualism, recognizing that the variation in language experience among individuals who learn and use more than one language provides a unique lens to investigate the neural basis of language. In this seminar we consider these exciting new developments, drawing on data across the lifespan, for bilinguals whose two languages are similar or take very different form, and for different neuroscience methods.

PSYC 289 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE
CRN: 19060
Instructor: Khaleel Abdulrazak
Time: Wednesday, 5:10pm - 8:00pm
Topic: TBD
Description: TBD