Timeroom: Fall 2024

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PSYC 733 (M1) - Drugs and Behavior

Drugs and Behavior

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 15888
Introduces the principles of psychopharmacology and the effects of psychoactive substances on behavior. Focuses on the therapeutic and recreational use of drugs and the mechanisms of drug action, that is how the drugs affect the brain. Neuropsychiatric function and dysfunction are discussed as they relate to the use or abuse of particular drugs.
Section Comments: Capstone option with PSYC 798/ NPSY 798. Manchester Campus Only
Prerequisite(s): (PSYC 402 and PSYC 502 and PSYC 531) or (NSB 500 and NSB 501 and NSB 502 and NSB 503)
Mutual Exclusion : PSY 710
Only listed campus in section: Manchester
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Daniel Seichepine
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 T 9:10am - 12:00pm PANDRA P502
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Psychology

PSYC 735 (01) - Neurobiology of Mood Disorders

Neurobiology of Mood Disorders

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 13328
Neurobiological and neurochemical substrates underlying various psychopathologies, using both animal models and human data. Study of disorders from the field of biological psychiatry including aggression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, unipolar depression, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The effectiveness of current behavioral and pharmacological therapy.
Prerequisite(s): (PSYC 402 and PSYC 502 and PSYC 531) or (NSB 500 and NSB 501 and NSB 502 and NSB 503)
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed majors in section: NEUROSCI LA, NEUROSCI LSA, PSYCHOLOGY
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Elizabeth Caldwell
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm MCC 245
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Psychology

PSYC 736 (01) - Attention Disorders

Attention Disorders

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 13607
Attention encompasses several cognitive functions including, but not limited to, the ability to select relevant from irrelevant stimuli, to maintain goal-directed behavior over time, and to process multiple streams of information at once. This course explores how the normal brain "attends", and the consequences of dysfunction in neurochemical systems hypothesized to mediate these abilities including dementia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia.
Prerequisite(s): (PSYC 402 and PSYC 502 and PSYC 531) or (NSB 500 and NSB 501 and NSB 502 and NSB 503)
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed majors in section: NEUROSCI LA, NEUROSCI LSA, PSYCHOLOGY
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Jill McGaughy
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm MCC 350
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Psychology

PSYC 741W (01) - Special Topics

Special Topics/Neurobiology

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 13187
New or specialized courses are presented under this listing. Advanced material not normally covered in a regular course in which instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. May be repeated for different topics.
Section Comments: Neurobiology of Spatial Cognition & Memory
Prerequisite(s): (PSYC 402 and PSYC 502) or (NSB 500 and NSB 501 and NSB 502 and NSB 503)
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Equivalent(s): PSYC 741, PSYC 741A, PSYC 741B, PSYC 741C, PSYC 741D
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Brett Gibson
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 8:40am - 10:00am MCC 245
Additional Course Details: 

Topic: How We Think Memory Works in the Brain

You have probably heard of the famous clinical case of H. M. and his loss of memory. Have you wondered why he was unable to remember some things?  In this class we will discuss the areas of the brain in mammals that contribute towards spatial cognition and memory. In particular, the hippocampal formation is part of a pathway that is highly involved in these processes. We will examine how cellular and synaptic changes in the hippocampal complex are involved in the formation and retrieval of new memories and how this area communicates with other parts of the cortex. We will examine how brain rhythms like theta contribute to this process.  We will also examine interesting cells that appear to allow us to generate a cognitive map of our environment. Much of our time will be spent discussing articles that focus on non-human animals, but we will also be discussing clinical research with people.  We will also consider the role of the hippocampal formation more broadly in conditioning/learning, timing, planning, and episodic memory.

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Psychology

PSYC 741W (02) - Special Topics

SpcTop/Psychology of Curiosity

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16203
New or specialized courses are presented under this listing. Advanced material not normally covered in a regular course in which instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. May be repeated for different topics.
Prerequisite(s): (PSYC 402 and PSYC 502) or (NSB 500 and NSB 501 and NSB 502 and NSB 503)
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Equivalent(s): PSYC 741, PSYC 741A, PSYC 741B, PSYC 741C, PSYC 741D
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: STAFF
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm MCC 230
Additional Course Details: 

Topic: Psychology of Curiosity

Curiosity is fundamental to the human experience: it's what makes us ask questions, Google things, experiment, and explore. The goal of this course is to introduce students to research on curiosity through the lens of cognitive science. We will consider questions like: What kinds of situations make people curious? How does curiosity manifest in the brain? Are children more curious than adults? Is curiosity present in non-human animals? How does curiosity shape decision making, memory, and learning? Through reading, writing, and discussion, students will learn about these topics and deepen their understanding of empirical research in psychology.

Dr. Emily Liquin will be joining the psychology department in the fall of 2024.
Research Interests

  • Cognition
  • Child development
  • Learning
  • Curiosity
  • Question asking

Her research investigates how humans learn and discover new things, with a particular focus on curiosity, exploration, and question asking. For example, her recent work has asked: How are curiosity, exploration, and question asking shaped by a person’s prior knowledge, experience, and context? And how does information-seeking behavior change between childhood and adulthood? Dr. Liquin takes an interdisciplinary approach to answering these questions, incorporating perspectives and methods from cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, philosophy, and artificial intelligence. Her ultimate goal is to gain a comprehensive understanding of how humans play an active role in their own learning—with the potential to inform interventions to improve learning in everyday settings.  Lab Website:  liquinlab.github.io

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Psychology

PSYC 741W (03) - Special Topics

Spc Top/Fund of Cog Science

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 11882
New or specialized courses are presented under this listing. Advanced material not normally covered in a regular course in which instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. May be repeated for different topics.
Section Comments: Full title: Fundamentals of Cognitive Science
Prerequisite(s): (PSYC 402 and PSYC 502) or (NSB 500 and NSB 501 and NSB 502 and NSB 503)
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Equivalent(s): PSYC 741, PSYC 741A, PSYC 741B, PSYC 741C, PSYC 741D
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Omer Daglar Tanrikulu
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 9:10am - 10:30am MCC 110
Additional Course Details: 

Minds, Brains & Intelligent Behavior

(Fundamentals of Cognitive Science)

What is the difference between the "mind" and the "brain"? What does it mean to have a mind? What is "artificial" about Artificial Intelligence? Answers to these questions determine how we scientifically study the human mind. This course will introduce Cognitive Science to answer the age old question: How can we scientifically study something that is as intangible as our "minds"? We are going to look at relevant developments in psychology, philosophy of mind, computer science, and linguistics. The interdisciplinary nature of this course will teach students to tackle both theoretical (i.e., critical thinking on deep philosophical questions about the mind) and quantitative (i.e., solving equations to train an artificial neuron) problems. 

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Psychology

PSYC 755 (01) - Psychology and Law

Psychology and Law

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 12541
Applications of psychology to the study of the law, including theories of legal and moral judgment, participants in the legal system (judges, police, victims, witnesses), the trial process, and plea bargaining. Special focus on the death penalty, the insanity plea, and child witnesses.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 402 and PSYC 502
Equivalent(s): PSYC 755H
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed majors in section: PSYCHOLOGY
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: STAFF
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 12:40pm - 2:00pm MCC 350
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Psychology

PSYC 757 (01) - Psychology of Happiness

Psychology of Happiness

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 12793
Overview of empirical research in Positive Psychology. We will discuss factors that may influence happiness and subjective well-being; and effects that well-being may have on other life outcomes such as physical health. Learning involves reading and writing about evidence from research and also experimental exercises (such as doing an act of kindness).
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 402 and PSYC 502
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed majors in section: PSYCHOLOGY
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Joan Glutting
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 T 9:40am - 12:30pm MCC 350
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Psychology

PSYC 758 (01) - Health Psychology

Health Psychology

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 13609
Survey of current topics in health psychology, including social stress and the etiology of disease, Type A and other personality factors related to health, modification of risk factors, the practitioner-patient relationship, chronic pain, and the emotional impact of life-threatening illness.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 402 and PSYC 502
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Elizabeth Caldwell
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 8:10am - 9:30am MCC 350
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Psychology

PSYC 762 (01) - Counseling

Counseling

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 12501
Theories of counseling, ethical considerations, professional and paraprofessional activities in a variety of work settings.
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 402 and PSYC 502 and (PSYC 553 or PSYC 561)
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed majors in section: PSYCHOLOGY
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Susan Hess
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 M 12:10pm - 3:00pm MCC 110