I. Biological - Acquisition Processes (two courses)

432. Animal Behavior.
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* I. Biological - Acquisition Processes (two courses)

Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.
205. Research Methods in Psychology.
Lab credit:
Counts towards lab credit

A lecture-laboratory course studying various forms of behavior as they appear throughout the phylogenetic scale. The roles of evolution, genetics and the neural system in the control of diverse behaviors from feeding to territoriality and human aggression are considered. Prerequisite: Psychology 100 or 101; if taken for laboratory credit, Psychology 205.

402. Memory and Cognition.
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* I. Biological - Acquisition Processes (two courses)

Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.
205. Research Methods in Psychology.
Lab credit:
Counts towards lab credit

This lecture-laboratory course involves a fairly comprehensive study of human cognition. In addition to extensive coverage of memory, the course includes an analysis of such major areas as concept formation, problem-solving, semantic organization, reading and language learning. An introduction to contemporary theoretical formulations is provided. The importance of previous knowledge and contextual factors is emphasized. Prerequisite: Psychology 100 or 101; if taken for laboratory credit, Psychology 205.

401. Fundamentals of Learning.
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* I. Biological - Acquisition Processes (two courses)

Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.
205. Research Methods in Psychology.
Lab credit:
Counts towards lab credit

A lecture-laboratory course dealing with the concepts involved in learning as derived from experimentation with both human and nonhuman subjects. Topics include the laws of classical and operant conditioning, biofeedback, token economies, observational learning, learned helplessness, biological constraints on learning, behavior modification techniques and ethics of behavioral control. Prerequisite: Psychology 100 or 101; if taken for laboratory credit, Psychology 205.

331. Physiological Psychology.
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* I. Biological - Acquisition Processes (two courses)

Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.
205. Research Methods in Psychology.
Lab credit:
Counts towards lab credit

A lecture-laboratory course designed to show how neural structure and activity is related to behavior--an evolutionary approach covering no particular species but including humans. Prerequisite: Psychology 100 or 101; if taken for laboratory credit, Psychology 205.

327. Sensation and Perception.
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* I. Biological - Acquisition Processes (two courses)

Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.
205. Research Methods in Psychology.
Lab credit:
Counts towards lab credit

A lecture-laboratory course dealing with the way we perceive the world around and within us from a biological/cognitive perspective. The course emphasizes current research problems in hearing and sight. Prerequisite: Psychology 100 or 101; if taken for laboratory credit, Psychology 205.

326. Hormones and Behavior.
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* I. Biological - Acquisition Processes (two courses)

Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.
205. Research Methods in Psychology.
Lab credit:
Counts towards lab credit

This lecture-laboratory course is an introduction to the field of behavioral

This lecture-laboratory course is an introduction to the field of behavioral
endocrinology. Current knowledge derived from human and animal research concerning the effects of hormones on behavior is reviewed. Topics include the influence of hormones on reproductive behavior, parental behavior, ingestive behavior, aggression, sexual orientation, moods and emotions, psychiatric disorders and perceptual and cognitive abilities. Environmental and experiential influences on hormone behavior are also examined. Prerequisites: Psychology 100 or 101; if taken for laboratory credit, Psychology 205.