PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Winter 2021, Section 015 - Addictive Behaviors
Instruction Mode: Section 015 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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:

Description

The topic of addiction is often a controversial one. Can you be addicted to food? Porn? Video games? We will be exploring:

  1. The historical and societal understanding of what is considered addictive,
  2. The consequences of misunderstanding addiction,
  3. The scientific mechanisms underlying our current understanding of addiction and
  4. The current debates about what things are and are not addictive (e.g., food, sex, shopping).

    Course Requirements:

    Students will be evaluated through weekly discussion responses, seminar participation, and an 8-10 page final paper.

    Intended Audience:

    This course is designed for upper-level undergraduate students in psychology

    Class Format:

    The course will include some lecture, but mostly will involve in seminar discussion.

Schedule

PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 Online
25111
Open
4
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Psych 401-001 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
002 (SEM)
 Online
37278
Open
13
 
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TBA
Note: Psych 401-002 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
003 (SEM)
 Online
35644
Open
1
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Psych 401-003 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
004 (SEM)
 Online
24322
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Psych 401-004 will be taught remotely in both a synchronous and asynchronous format (Winter 2021). Students will meet for a 1-hour synchronous discussion at 11:30 a.m. on either Mondays or Wednesdays.
005 (SEM)
 Online
35645
Open
13
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Psych 401-005 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
006 (SEM)
 Online
27872
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Psych 401-006 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021). Psych 401-006 - The Science of Happiness: This class is NOT available to students who have previously taken Psych 314 or Psych 476 Positive Psychology. If you are interested in Psych 401-006, please fill out the form below: https://forms.gle/i1Cci1MqzfKr7foQ6.
007 (SEM)
 Online
35646
Open
3
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Psych 401-007 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
012 (SEM)
 Online
25138
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Psych 401-012 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
014 (SEM)
 Online
27875
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Psych 401-014 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
015 (SEM)
 Online
25139
Open
2
 
-
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Psych 401-015 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
017 (SEM)
 Online
31761
Open
1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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