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  • CAS PS 338: Neuropsychology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PS 231 or CAS BI 325.
    Survey of theoretical aspects and major empirical findings in human neuropsychology, including memory, language, spatial function, attention, emotion, and abstract thought. Emphasis is on the relation between brain disorders (resulting from head injury, stroke, degenerative disease, etc.) and abnormal behavior. Also offered as CAS NE 338.
  • CAS PS 339: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS NE 101 or CAS PS 231; and sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
    Cognitive neuroscience seeks to understand the brain basis of cognition. This course introduces research methods and human neuroanatomy, and provides a survey of topics including learning and memory, attention, perception, language, social cognition, and executive function. Also offered as CAS NE 202.
  • CAS PS 354: Psychology and Criminal Justice
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PS 251 or CAS PS 252.
    The psychological perspective in understanding the offender and the offense and in dispositional planning, with special emphasis on the young adult offender. Concepts, realities, and problems in working at the interface of law and psychology.
  • CAS PS 361: Racism, Sexism, and Prejudice
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PS 261.
    Similarities and differences in racism and sexism examined as prejudice, cognitions, self-image, and group relations. Tactics, strategies, and programs of changing issues in schools and industry. Student projects.
  • CAS PS 365: Psychology Applied to Social Issues
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: enrollment in the London Internship Program.
    Enhances students' awareness of selected current social issues in Great Britain and the policies and strategies currently pursued by government to address them.
  • CAS PS 370: Psychology of the Family
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PS 101 or CAS SO 205.
    Survey of psychological issues related to the family. Includes examination of psychological research and data on the individual's experience in the family, with special emphasis on developmental and clinical issues.
  • CAS PS 371: Abnormal Psychology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PS 101 or CAS PS 105.
    Attention to the wide range of ways in which personality may become disordered; emphasis on normal behavior development as highlighted by psychopathology. Evidence and theories concerning problems of treatment also considered.
  • CAS PS 372: Psychological Perspectives on War and Peace
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PS 101.
    Considers psychological approaches to why some individuals support government decisions to go to war, to kill, to torture, and to tolerate civilian deaths while others resist war and strive to achieve a culture of peace.
  • CAS PS 401: Senior Independent Work
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing, one experimental course, and approval of the Honors Committee.
    Supervised independent research in some area of psychology.
  • CAS PS 402: Senior Independent Work
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing, one experimental course, and approval of the Honors Committee.
    Supervised independent research in some area of psychology.
  • CAS PS 404: Senior Honors Seminar in Psychology and Neuroscience
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PS 401.
    Prepares honors students in Psychological & Brain Sciences and Neuroscience to write and present their Senior Independent Work projects, and enhances the honors experience through engagement in honors community discussions of current research. Also offered as CAS NE 404.
  • CAS PS 434: Principles of Behavior Modification
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PS 234 or CAS PS 323.
    A survey of contemporary behavioral intervention and therapy procedures as they have been applied in various settings. Methods of evaluating the effectiveness of these procedures are stressed. Open to nonconcentatrators.
  • CAS PS 471: Seminar: Psychopathology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PS 371; one experimental course and CAS PS 371 or consent of instructor.
    Selected clinical syndromes; neuroses, character disorders, and schizophrenia in children or adults. Selected clinical issues such as sleep and dreaming, psychosomatic illness, attachment and loss, and depression.
  • CAS PS 472: Family Violence: Theories and Research
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PS 370 or CAS PS 371.
    Studies family violence, particularly child and spouse abuse. Students learn various theories while examining epidemiologic, cross-cultural, and clinical data. Through demonstrations, students also learn basic preventative and intervention techniques.
  • CAS PS 473: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PS 371.
    Introduction to current diagnostic and treatment techniques in clinical psychology from empirical, applied, and theoretical perspectives. Topics covered include clinical interviewing, psychological testing, and a comparison of humanistic, analytic, and systems approaches to therapy.
  • CAS PS 475: Counseling: Theory and Listening Techniques
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PS 371; and senior standing.
    Introduces the theoretical underpinnings of counseling and builds students' listening skills. Extensive role-playing using audio and videotapes.
  • CAS PS 491: Directed Study in Psychology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of CASRoom 105.
    Individual instruction and directed research in a selected topic.
  • CAS PS 492: Directed Study in Psychology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of CASRoom 105.
    Individual instruction and directed research in a selected topic.
  • CAS PS 504: Trends in Contemporary Psychology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: four principal courses in psychology including one experimental course.
    Various contemporary trends in psychology presented. Content varies: consult department for emphasis and topics.
  • CAS PS 510: The Psychology of Decision Making: Implications for Business and Public Policy
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: sophomore standing.
    Examines how psychology affects decisions and behavior in the real world. Integrates approaches from experimental psychology and behavioral economics with a focus on implications for policies, program design and business.