PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 012 The Neurobiology of Psychopathology: A Biological Perspective on Mental Illness
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Other Course Info:
Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in Psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Depression, anxiety, addiction, and antisocial behavior are some of the most costly mental illnesses in the United States. How does genetics play a role in the emergence of these disordered behaviors? What does mental illness look like in the brain? In this seminar, we will examine genetic risk factors for and neural markers of common psychopathologies. We will also discuss methodological and ethical limitations of genetics and neuroimaging research.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Summarize patterns of neural function associated with specific psychopathologies.
  • Describe current methodologies in psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging and detail limitations and ethical implications of those methodologies.
  • Describe how imaging genetics can be used to explain how environmental, genetic, and neural risk factors interact to predict the emergence of psychopathology

Course Requirements:

As this class is a small, upper-level seminar, students are expected to read and evaluate journal articles, generate stimulating questions for group discussion, and think critically about the current state of scientific knowledge and its ethical implications. Students are required to engage in and demonstrate critical thinking through two written papers, post and respond to discussion questions weekly, and participate in in-class discussion. There are no exams.

PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
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001 (SEM)
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26069
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20PSYCH Majors
3COGNITIVE SCIENCE MAJORS
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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23434
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Note: Psych 401-002 is only for students concurrently enrolled in Psych 457-002 who will be travelling to China.
003 (SEM)
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23435
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25PSYCH Majors
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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24764
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
005 (SEM)
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26077
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20PSYCH Majors
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
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32299
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20PSYCH Majors
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
007 (SEM)
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32300
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
009 (SEM)
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32498
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011 (SEM)
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32301
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18PSYCH Majors
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
012 (SEM)
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26120
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18LSA BBCS, BCN OR PSYCH MAJ
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
013 (SEM)
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32302
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18PSYCH Majors
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
014 (SEM)
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32303
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18
18PSYCH Majors
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
015 (SEM)
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26121
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18PSYCH Majors
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
016 (SEM)
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32304
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18
18PSYCH Majors
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
017 (SEM)
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32305
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18
18PSYCH Majors
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
018 (SEM)
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32306
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18
18LSA BBCS, BCN OR PSYCH MAJ
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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