Undergraduate Courses

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at https://sis.jhu.edu/classes.

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Probabilistic Models of the Visual Cortex
AS.050.375 (01)

The course gives an introduction to computational models of the mammalian visual cortex. It covers topics in low-, mid-, and high-level vision. It briefly discusses the relevant evidence from anatomy, electrophysiology, imaging (e.g., fMRI), and psychophysics. It concentrates on mathematical modeling of these phenomena taking into account recent progress in probabilistic models of computer vision and developments in machine learning, such as deep networks.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Yuille, Alan L
  • Room: Krieger 170
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 11/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CG, NEUR-ST, NEUR-CP, CSCI-APPL

Foundations of Brain, Behavior and Cognition
AS.200.141 (01)

A survey of neuropsychology relating the organization of behavior to the integrative action of the nervous system. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology and Neuroscience.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Smith, Dani R
  • Room: Mudd 26
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 85/320
  • PosTag(s): COGS-NEURO, COGS-COGPSY

Research Methods in Experimental Psychology
AS.200.200 (01)

The goal of this course is to introduce how psychological scientists develop and test research questions about the mind and behavior. We will explore how empirical investigation differs from other ways of making discoveries and learning about the world, and how psychologists employ various methodologies to tackle their phenomena of interest. We will examine the relationships between research questions and research designs, the benefits and drawbacks of differing measurement and sampling approaches, the ethical implications of various research paradigms, and best practices in communicating research findings clearly and engagingly. You will have the opportunity to engage “hands-on” with the research process through interactive labs and demonstrations. Over the course of the semester, you will develop and receive feedback on a research proposal, which will serve as a foundation for the spring course “Design and Analysis for Experimental Psychology”.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 3:00PM - 4:45PM
  • Instructor: Bowen, Jeffrey D
  • Room: Bloomberg 272
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Methods in Experimental Psychology
AS.200.200 (03)

The goal of this course is to introduce how psychological scientists develop and test research questions about the mind and behavior. We will explore how empirical investigation differs from other ways of making discoveries and learning about the world, and how psychologists employ various methodologies to tackle their phenomena of interest. We will examine the relationships between research questions and research designs, the benefits and drawbacks of differing measurement and sampling approaches, the ethical implications of various research paradigms, and best practices in communicating research findings clearly and engagingly. You will have the opportunity to engage “hands-on” with the research process through interactive labs and demonstrations. Over the course of the semester, you will develop and receive feedback on a research proposal, which will serve as a foundation for the spring course “Design and Analysis for Experimental Psychology”.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 3:00PM - 4:45PM
  • Instructor: Bowen, Jeffrey D
  • Room: Bloomberg 272
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Developmental Psychology
AS.200.132 (01)

An introductory survey of human development from the prenatal period through adolescence. The developing child is examined in terms of cognitive, social, emotional, motor, and language development.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Feigenson, Lisa
  • Room: Gilman 50
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/100
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY

Freshmen Seminar: Evolutionary Psychology
AS.200.159 (01)

In this course we discuss evolutionary psychology, which is the idea that the mind can be understood as an adaptation to our ancestral environment by means of natural selection. Freshmen only. Note: This course does not count towards the Psychology major.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 2:00PM - 2:50PM
  • Instructor: Egeth, Howard E
  • Room: Ames 217
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 19/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Social Psychology
AS.200.133 (01)

An introductory survey of social psychology. Topics include social perception, social cognition, attitudes, prejudice, attraction, social influence, altruism, aggression, and group behavior.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Drigotas, Stephen M
  • Room: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 31/225
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Psychology
AS.200.101 (01)

Do we all see colors the same way? How did so many 'good' people support the Nazi party? Do crossword puzzles really stave off Alzheimer's Disease? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of the mind. We'll explore topics such as perception, language, memory, decision-making, creativity, love, sex, art, politics, religion, dreams, drugs, brain damage and mental illness, grappling with deep and long-standing controversies along the way: differences between the sexes, the relationship between mind and brain, causes and consequences of racism, human uniqueness (or not) within the animal kingdom, nature vs. nurture, good and evil, consciousness. Appropriate for anyone wanting to know who and what we are as human beings (or who noticed that psychology is now on the MCAT).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Firestone, Charles Z.
  • Room: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/469
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, GECS-SOCSCI

Illusions, delusions, and other confusions
AS.200.161 (01)

This course is suitable for all, but would be especially useful for a student who does not expect to take many (or any) additional psychology or cognitive science courses. We will explore what modern psychology has uncovered about how our intuitions concerning human nature deceive us. Freshmen Only. Note: This course does not count towards the Psychology major.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 2:00PM - 2:50PM
  • Instructor: Egeth, Howard E
  • Room: Ames 217
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Methods in Experimental Psychology
AS.200.200 (04)

The goal of this course is to introduce how psychological scientists develop and test research questions about the mind and behavior. We will explore how empirical investigation differs from other ways of making discoveries and learning about the world, and how psychologists employ various methodologies to tackle their phenomena of interest. We will examine the relationships between research questions and research designs, the benefits and drawbacks of differing measurement and sampling approaches, the ethical implications of various research paradigms, and best practices in communicating research findings clearly and engagingly. You will have the opportunity to engage “hands-on” with the research process through interactive labs and demonstrations. Over the course of the semester, you will develop and receive feedback on a research proposal, which will serve as a foundation for the spring course “Design and Analysis for Experimental Psychology”.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 3:00PM - 4:45PM
  • Instructor: Bowen, Jeffrey D
  • Room: Bloomberg 272
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Methods in Experimental Psychology
AS.200.200 (02)

The goal of this course is to introduce how psychological scientists develop and test research questions about the mind and behavior. We will explore how empirical investigation differs from other ways of making discoveries and learning about the world, and how psychologists employ various methodologies to tackle their phenomena of interest. We will examine the relationships between research questions and research designs, the benefits and drawbacks of differing measurement and sampling approaches, the ethical implications of various research paradigms, and best practices in communicating research findings clearly and engagingly. You will have the opportunity to engage “hands-on” with the research process through interactive labs and demonstrations. Over the course of the semester, you will develop and receive feedback on a research proposal, which will serve as a foundation for the spring course “Design and Analysis for Experimental Psychology”.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 3:00PM - 4:45PM
  • Instructor: Bowen, Jeffrey D
  • Room: Bloomberg 272
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Abnormal Psychology
AS.200.212 (01)

A survey of the major syndromes of psychological disorders. Research and theory about the mechanisms, development, and diagnosis of psychopathology are emphasized.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Papadakis, Alison Moog Aubrecht
  • Room: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/200
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Human Memory Psychology
AS.200.334 (01)

This class will survey the behavioral and biological science of human memory. Historical perspectives as well as modern controversies will be discussed. Intersections with other fields such as law, education, medicine, and technology will be highlighted. The course will be a mixture of lectures and group discussions.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Chen, Janice
  • Room: Ames 217
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): PSYC-SEM, BEHB-BIOBEH, NEUR-ST

How Does the Brain Predict the Future?
AS.200.335 (01)

"Have you ever wondered how you predict the beat will drop in a song or that a traffic light will change? A combination of evolution and experience have wired your brain to generate predictions about the future. In this course, you will learn about the factors which influence neural predictions. Understanding how the brain forms predictions is critical to understanding perception, movement, music, language, and cognition. Some examples include: hallucinations, how we walk, why we like pop music, how we converse, and how we make plans. We will read news articles and original research to strengthen scientific literacy and critical thinking. The content of our readings will encompass a variety of research methods (including behavioral assessment, fMRI, single electrode recordings, EEG, and ECoG). We will discuss key factors in neural predictions, such as: predictive domain (what is the objective of the prediction and where does it occur in the brain?), specificity (is the prediction very detailed or general?), timescale (when is something predicted to occur?), statistics (how probable is the predicted outcome?), consciousness (do you explicitly or implicitly know the prediction?), and reward (how much reward is associated with the predicted outcome?). Finally, we will talk about general theories of prediction, including predictive coding and Bayesian inference."

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Himberger, Kevin David
  • Room: Bloomberg 276
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/18
  • PosTag(s): PSYC-SEM, COGS-COGPSY, NEUR-CG, BEHB-BIOBEH

Human Sexuality
AS.200.204 (01)

Course focuses on sexual development, sexuality across the lifespan, gender identity, sexual attraction and arousal, sexually transmitted disease, and the history of commercial sex workers and pornography. Please note that the use of electronic devices is not permitted during this class, in order to promote the full interactive potential of this engaging seminar-style offering. Open to Juniors & Seniors within the following majors/minors: Behavioral Biology; Biology; Cognitive Science; Medicine, Science & the Humanities; Molecular & Cellular Bio; Neuroscience; Psychological & Brain Sciences; Public Health; Sociology; Study of Women, Gender, & Sexuality.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Kraft, Chris S
  • Room: Ames 218
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 11/30
  • PosTag(s): BEHB-SOCSCI

Forensic Psychology
AS.200.202 (01)

The field of forensic psychology is focused on answering legal questions about the causes of human behavior. This survey course will explore the work that forensic psychologists do; their research, assessment, and clinical methods; and how their work influences lawyers, judges, and other legal practitioners. Specific topics will include mental capacity assessment, psychopathy, claims of mental distress, child custody evaluations, juvenile delinquency, forensic treatment, and forensic neuropsychological assessments.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 4:00PM - 6:20PM
  • Instructor: Howe, Chelsea Jillian
  • Room: Remsen Hall 101
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/100
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Animal Behavior
AS.200.208 (01)

Examines basic principles of animal behavior (orientation, migration, communication, reproduction, parent-offspring relations, ontogeny of behavior and social organization). Evolution and adaptive significance of behavior will be emphasized.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Porth-Bohn, Kirsten M
  • Room: Mergenthaler 111
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/70
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Methods in Experimental Psychology
AS.200.200 (06)

The goal of this course is to introduce how psychological scientists develop and test research questions about the mind and behavior. We will explore how empirical investigation differs from other ways of making discoveries and learning about the world, and how psychologists employ various methodologies to tackle their phenomena of interest. We will examine the relationships between research questions and research designs, the benefits and drawbacks of differing measurement and sampling approaches, the ethical implications of various research paradigms, and best practices in communicating research findings clearly and engagingly. You will have the opportunity to engage “hands-on” with the research process through interactive labs and demonstrations. Over the course of the semester, you will develop and receive feedback on a research proposal, which will serve as a foundation for the spring course “Design and Analysis for Experimental Psychology”.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 1:00PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Bowen, Jeffrey D
  • Room: Bloomberg 272
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Sensation & Perception
AS.200.211 (01)

This course surveys how stimuli from the environment are transformed into neural signals, and how the brain processes those signals to interpret the objects and events in the world. A primary focus will be on the visual system, with additional coverage of hearing, touch, taste, and smell.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Fischer, Jason
  • Room: Krieger 205
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/70
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, BEHB-BIOBEH, COGS-NEURO

Human Sexuality
AS.200.204 (02)

Course focuses on sexual development, sexuality across the lifespan, gender identity, sexual attraction and arousal, sexually transmitted disease, and the history of commercial sex workers and pornography. Please note that the use of electronic devices is not permitted during this class, in order to promote the full interactive potential of this engaging seminar-style offering. Open to Juniors & Seniors within the following majors/minors: Behavioral Biology; Biology; Cognitive Science; Medicine, Science & the Humanities; Molecular & Cellular Bio; Neuroscience; Psychological & Brain Sciences; Public Health; Sociology; Study of Women, Gender, & Sexuality.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 4:00PM - 6:20PM
  • Instructor: Kraft, Chris S
  • Room: Ames 218
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 10/30
  • PosTag(s): BEHB-SOCSCI

Personality
AS.200.209 (01)

This is a survey course focused on theory and research on human personality. Topics include personality traits, motivation, unconscious processes, self-regulation, cognitive and behavioral aspects of personality, biological and evolutionary influences on personality, and dysfunctional manifestations of personality.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Howe, Chelsea Jillian
  • Room: Remsen Hall 1
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/50
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Methods in Experimental Psychology
AS.200.200 (05)

The goal of this course is to introduce how psychological scientists develop and test research questions about the mind and behavior. We will explore how empirical investigation differs from other ways of making discoveries and learning about the world, and how psychologists employ various methodologies to tackle their phenomena of interest. We will examine the relationships between research questions and research designs, the benefits and drawbacks of differing measurement and sampling approaches, the ethical implications of various research paradigms, and best practices in communicating research findings clearly and engagingly. You will have the opportunity to engage “hands-on” with the research process through interactive labs and demonstrations. Over the course of the semester, you will develop and receive feedback on a research proposal, which will serve as a foundation for the spring course “Design and Analysis for Experimental Psychology”.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 3:00PM - 4:45PM
  • Instructor: Bowen, Jeffrey D
  • Room: Bloomberg 272
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Industrial and Organizational Psychology
AS.200.240 (01)

This course provides a survey of the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a scientific discipline that studies human behavior in the workplace. The course focuses on understanding the psychological bases of work behaviors, cognitions, and emotions and practices that can be implemented to create a good fit between employees’ characteristics and work demands. A number of topics are addressed in the scientist-practitioner model, including the structure/characteristics of jobs, techniques for assessing and supporting employee performance, selecting and training a workforce, and the various mechanisms that influence employee motivation and attitudes, among other topics. Real-world applications and research are emphasized throughout the course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Roberts Fox, Heather
  • Room: Ames 234
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/60
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Models of Mind and Brain
AS.200.313 (01)

This is a seminar surveying computational approaches to understanding mental and neural processes, including sensory and conceptual representation, categorization, learning and memory. The course will also develop familiarity with computational tools such as numerical simulation, linear transformation and data visualization. Enrollment limited to Juniors and Seniors. Recommended Course Background: AS.110.106 / Calculus I OR AS.110.108 Calculus I, AS.050.101 / Cognition OR AS.200.211 / Sensation & Perception OR AS.080.105 / Introduction to Neuroscience OR other introductory coursework in cognitive & neural sciences.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Honey, Christopher
  • Room: Krieger 110
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 19/19
  • PosTag(s): PSYC-SEM, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CG, NEUR-CP

Real World Human Data: Analysis & Visualization
AS.200.329 (01)

Experiments in human cognition typically involve careful manipulation and control of variables in order to answer specific questions about the mind or brain. However, digital devices now provide an ocean of incidental human data: information collected continuously about our behavior and physiological states as we go about our lives. These incidental datasets are often large and noisy, and pose different analysis and visualization challenges from more traditional manipulated experiments. In this course students will learn computational tools and qualitative approaches for exploring, visualizing and interpreting large human data. The course emphasizes computer-based analysis of open-source human behavioral and neuroimaging datasets. Analyses will be conducted in MATLAB. Instructor will grant approval as long as you have previous programming experience (roughly equivalent to material covered in an introductory-level programming course). Self-taught or real-world experience can be applicable in lieu of previous formal classroom instruction.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Chen, Janice
  • Room: Maryland 202
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 19/19
  • PosTag(s): PSYC-SEM, COGS-NEURO, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CG

Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
AS.200.321 (01)

This course focuses on mental disorders in children and adolescents. The course begins with an exploration of the general models and theories for why psychopathology occurs in childhood. The second portion of the course provides a systematic review of the symptoms, course, risk factors, theories, and treatments for specific disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, autism, ADHD, eating disorders, and behavioral disorders.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Papadakis, Alison Moog Aubrecht
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 40/40
  • PosTag(s): BEHB-SOCSCI

Clinical Neuropsychology
AS.200.322 (01)

Clinical Neuropsychology is a clinical psychology specialty focused on assessment and treatment of acquired or developmental disorders of the nervous system, including dementia, neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, and neurodevelopment disorders. This course will focus on research findings and techniques used by psychologists in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation processes. Recommended Course Background: AS.200.141 / Foundations of Brain Behavior Cognition.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 5:00PM - 7:20PM
  • Instructor: Rickards, Tyler Alan
  • Room: Ames 218
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY

Research Methods in Experimental Psychology
AS.200.200 (07)

The goal of this course is to introduce how psychological scientists develop and test research questions about the mind and behavior. We will explore how empirical investigation differs from other ways of making discoveries and learning about the world, and how psychologists employ various methodologies to tackle their phenomena of interest. We will examine the relationships between research questions and research designs, the benefits and drawbacks of differing measurement and sampling approaches, the ethical implications of various research paradigms, and best practices in communicating research findings clearly and engagingly. You will have the opportunity to engage “hands-on” with the research process through interactive labs and demonstrations. Over the course of the semester, you will develop and receive feedback on a research proposal, which will serve as a foundation for the spring course “Design and Analysis for Experimental Psychology”.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 5:00PM - 6:45PM
  • Instructor: Bowen, Jeffrey D
  • Room: Bloomberg 272
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Law, Psychology and Public Policy
AS.200.326 (01)

An introduction to applications of psychological research in policy analysis. Special emphasis is given to the use and misuse of psychology in Supreme Court advocacy and decision making in the areas of children’s rights, adult sexuality, and educational and employment opportunity. Recommended Course Background: Statistics & Regression Analysis

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 4:30PM - 6:50PM
  • Instructor: Hofer, Paul Jeffrey
  • Room: Ames 217
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/19
  • PosTag(s): PSYC-SEM

Advanced Social Psychology
AS.200.333 (01)

The class is designed as a seminar including discussion of primary readings of social psychology articles ranging in topics from interpersonal relationship to behavior in large groups. Rising junior & senior Psychology majors only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Drigotas, Stephen M
  • Room: Ames 217
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): BEHB-SOCSCI, PSYC-SEM

Psychology in the Workplace
AS.200.306 (01)

What variables determine whether a person will be happy and productive in an organization? How do you select the employee that is the right fit for a job? Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is the study of behavior in the workplace. Topics include job analysis, selection, performance, motivation, satisfaction, leadership and work-life balance.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Roberts Fox, Heather
  • Room: Krieger 110
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 40/40
  • PosTag(s): BEHB-SOCSCI

Positive Psychology
AS.200.222 (01)

The course will review the growing field of positive psychology and will review the research on positive human attributes such as optimism, happiness, hope, resiliency, self-esteem, altruism, empathy, and forgiveness. This course will explore the research on how such positive attributes are developed and how they relate to psychological and physical well-being.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Halberda, Justin
  • Room: Ames 234
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/60
  • PosTag(s): BEHB-SOCSCI

Neurobiology of Human Cognition
AS.200.380 (01)

The complexity of human behavior surpasses even our closest primate relatives. Only humans communicate through language, build complex technology, devise legal system and wage war. What neurobiological capacities set humans apart from other animals? This course will explore the neurobiology of cognition, focusing on cognitive domains that are particularly developed in the human species: language, social cognition, number, executive function and concepts. The course format will consist of lectures and in class workshops.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Bedny, Marina
  • Room: Latrobe 120
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/19
  • PosTag(s): PSYC-SEM, NEUR-CG, COGS-NEURO, BEHB-BIOBEH

Models of Psychotherapy
AS.200.382 (01)

This course reviews the major models of psychotherapy, including psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, and family therapy, with a focus on modern and empirically supported treatments. The application of the models through the analysis of clinical case studies is emphasized. Restricted to Junior & Senior Psychology Majors & Minors.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Papadakis, Alison Moog Aubrecht
  • Room: Bloomberg 172
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): NEUR-CG, BEHB-SOCSCI, PSYC-SEM

Neuropsychopharmacology
AS.200.376 (01)

Designed to provide information about how drugs affect the brain and behavior. The course focuses on biological concepts underlying structures and functions of the brain that relate to mental disorders. An introduction to neurobiology and brain function is presented as it applies to the interaction of various classes of drugs with the individual neurotransmitter systems in the brain. A brief historic review is followed by a discussion of clinical relevance. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology and Neuroscience. Enrollment limited to juniors and seniors.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Sterbing-d'angelo, Susanne
  • Room: Gilman 50
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/50
  • PosTag(s): COGS-NEURO, NEUR-CM, NEUR-ST, BEHB-BIOBEH, BIOL-UL

Tests & Measurements
AS.200.361 (01)

Psychological tests and measures are used in several settings including research, clinical, business, forensic, school and other applied settings. This course will consider the methodological and practical issues involved in test construction, the evaluation of instruments, and the uses of psychological tests across settings and for different purposes. Examples of assessments that may be discussed are aptitude and achievement tests; personality and behavioral inventories; neuropsychological tests, observations and interviews; and tests for employment and forensic use. Enrollment limited to Junior & Senior Cognitive Science & Psychology Majors, or instructor approval.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 4:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Instructor: Ostrander, Rick
  • Room: Krieger 306
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Human Sexual Orientation
AS.290.420 (01)

This course will examine the historical and current theories of sexual orientation and sexual variation development by examining the biological, psychological and social contributing factors that influence the development of sexual orientations and variations along with treatment and modification of problematic sexual behaviors. Please note that the use of electronic devices is not permitted during this class, in order to promote the full interactive potential of this engaging seminar-style offering. Students may enroll in both AS.200.204 and AS.290.420, but cannot do so in the same semester. Enrollment is limited to Senior Majors & Minors in Behavioral Biology; Biology; Cognitive Science; Medicine, Science & the Humanities; Molecular & Cellular Bio; Neuroscience; Psychology; Public Health; Sociology; Study of Women, Gender, & Sexuality.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 6:30PM - 8:50PM
  • Instructor: Kraft, Chris S
  • Room: Ames 218
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 1/30
  • PosTag(s): BEHB-SOCSCI

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.050.375 (01)Probabilistic Models of the Visual CortexTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMYuille, Alan LKrieger 170COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CG, NEUR-ST, NEUR-CP, CSCI-APPL
AS.200.141 (01)Foundations of Brain, Behavior and CognitionTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMSmith, Dani RMudd 26COGS-NEURO, COGS-COGPSY
AS.200.200 (01)Research Methods in Experimental PsychologyM 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 3:00PM - 4:45PMBowen, Jeffrey DBloomberg 272
AS.200.200 (03)Research Methods in Experimental PsychologyM 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 3:00PM - 4:45PMBowen, Jeffrey DBloomberg 272
AS.200.132 (01)Introduction to Developmental PsychologyMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMFeigenson, LisaGilman 50COGS-COGPSY
AS.200.159 (01)Freshmen Seminar: Evolutionary PsychologyT 2:00PM - 2:50PMEgeth, Howard EAmes 217
AS.200.133 (01)Introduction to Social PsychologyMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMDrigotas, Stephen MHodson 110
AS.200.101 (01)Introduction to PsychologyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMFirestone, Charles Z.Hodson 110COGS-COGPSY, GECS-SOCSCI
AS.200.161 (01)Illusions, delusions, and other confusionsT 2:00PM - 2:50PMEgeth, Howard EAmes 217
AS.200.200 (04)Research Methods in Experimental PsychologyM 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 3:00PM - 4:45PMBowen, Jeffrey DBloomberg 272
AS.200.200 (02)Research Methods in Experimental PsychologyM 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 3:00PM - 4:45PMBowen, Jeffrey DBloomberg 272
AS.200.212 (01)Abnormal PsychologyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMPapadakis, Alison Moog AubrechtHodson 110
AS.200.334 (01)Human Memory PsychologyTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMChen, JaniceAmes 217PSYC-SEM, BEHB-BIOBEH, NEUR-ST
AS.200.335 (01)How Does the Brain Predict the Future?TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMHimberger, Kevin DavidBloomberg 276PSYC-SEM, COGS-COGPSY, NEUR-CG, BEHB-BIOBEH
AS.200.204 (01)Human SexualityW 1:30PM - 3:50PMKraft, Chris SAmes 218BEHB-SOCSCI
AS.200.202 (01)Forensic PsychologyT 4:00PM - 6:20PMHowe, Chelsea JillianRemsen Hall 101
AS.200.208 (01)Animal BehaviorTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMPorth-Bohn, Kirsten MMergenthaler 111
AS.200.200 (06)Research Methods in Experimental PsychologyM 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 1:00PM - 2:45PMBowen, Jeffrey DBloomberg 272
AS.200.211 (01)Sensation & PerceptionTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMFischer, JasonKrieger 205COGS-COGPSY, BEHB-BIOBEH, COGS-NEURO
AS.200.204 (02)Human SexualityW 4:00PM - 6:20PMKraft, Chris SAmes 218BEHB-SOCSCI
AS.200.209 (01)PersonalityT 1:30PM - 3:50PMHowe, Chelsea JillianRemsen Hall 1
AS.200.200 (05)Research Methods in Experimental PsychologyM 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 3:00PM - 4:45PMBowen, Jeffrey DBloomberg 272
AS.200.240 (01)Industrial and Organizational PsychologyMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMRoberts Fox, HeatherAmes 234
AS.200.313 (01)Models of Mind and BrainTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMHoney, ChristopherKrieger 110PSYC-SEM, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CG, NEUR-CP
AS.200.329 (01)Real World Human Data: Analysis & VisualizationTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMChen, JaniceMaryland 202PSYC-SEM, COGS-NEURO, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CG
AS.200.321 (01)Child and Adolescent PsychopathologyTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMPapadakis, Alison Moog Aubrecht BEHB-SOCSCI
AS.200.322 (01)Clinical NeuropsychologyT 5:00PM - 7:20PMRickards, Tyler AlanAmes 218COGS-COGPSY
AS.200.200 (07)Research Methods in Experimental PsychologyM 3:00PM - 4:45PM, W 5:00PM - 6:45PMBowen, Jeffrey DBloomberg 272
AS.200.326 (01)Law, Psychology and Public PolicyTh 4:30PM - 6:50PMHofer, Paul JeffreyAmes 217PSYC-SEM
AS.200.333 (01)Advanced Social PsychologyW 1:30PM - 3:50PMDrigotas, Stephen MAmes 217BEHB-SOCSCI, PSYC-SEM
AS.200.306 (01)Psychology in the WorkplaceMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMRoberts Fox, HeatherKrieger 110BEHB-SOCSCI
AS.200.222 (01)Positive PsychologyTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMHalberda, JustinAmes 234BEHB-SOCSCI
AS.200.380 (01)Neurobiology of Human CognitionT 1:30PM - 4:00PMBedny, MarinaLatrobe 120PSYC-SEM, NEUR-CG, COGS-NEURO, BEHB-BIOBEH
AS.200.382 (01)Models of PsychotherapyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMPapadakis, Alison Moog AubrechtBloomberg 172NEUR-CG, BEHB-SOCSCI, PSYC-SEM
AS.200.376 (01)NeuropsychopharmacologyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMSterbing-d'angelo, SusanneGilman 50COGS-NEURO, NEUR-CM, NEUR-ST, BEHB-BIOBEH, BIOL-UL
AS.200.361 (01)Tests & MeasurementsW 4:00PM - 6:30PMOstrander, RickKrieger 306
AS.290.420 (01)Human Sexual OrientationW 6:30PM - 8:50PMKraft, Chris SAmes 218BEHB-SOCSCI