PSYCH 631 - Proseminar in Biopsychology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
May not be repeated for credit.
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Biopsychology seeks to understand how our biology influences our behavior. This seminar is designed for incoming biopsychology graduate students to provide an introduction to an integrative understanding of how behavioral traits are influenced by their evolutionary origins, development of the organism and the neural mechanisms that directly underlie the behavior. Since the course inception, students from many other backgrounds have also found this integrative perspective valuable, and their diverse backgrounds have enlivened the seminar.

Course Requirements:

The course requires readings from primary research articles and review articles, class participation, attendance at the student¹s choice of lectures across campus, and a 10 page paper. Students are required to post questions each week on course web site. Lectures attended or announcements about lectures of interest are also posted. An annotated description of the paper topic that integrates evolutionary, developmental and proximal approaches to a topic in Biopsychology is due midterm, an outline of the paper is due mid November. Final papers are due the last day of class. Basis for evaluation: Participation in class, questions posted prior to class and term paper.

Class Format:

Short lectures with extensive student discussion.

PSYCH 631 - Proseminar in Biopsychology
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001 (SEM)
W 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Note: Psych 631-001 meets in the Pillsbury Room, East Hall. Take the elevator near the Church St entrance to floor "4M."
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