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and punishment, effects of aversive stimuli, choice behavior, learned food preferences, behavior
modification, use of conditioning principles in psychotherapy, and observational learning.
Prerequisite: PSY 161 and any 200-level Psychology course. (Social Science)

363. Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
Neural and endocrine systems and their relationships with sensation, learning and memory,
eating and drinking, sleep, sex, emotion, consciousness, communication, and psychological
disorders. Prerequisite: PSY 161 and any 200-level Psychology course. Research Methods is
recommended.

370. Memory and Cognition
Research and theory about remembering and forgetting. Topics will include: models of memory
(including neural network approaches), brain processes in memory, the role of images in
memory, reconstructive processes in memory, memory and development, and how to improve
memory. Prerequisites: PSY 161 and any 200-level Psychology course. (Social Science)

374. Psychology of Women and Gender
Critical examination of theories, research, and historical perspectives relevant to women and
gender. Topics include socialization, stereotyping and bias, life choices and roles,
nature/nurture questions, physical and mental health, violence against women, and diversity
among women and men. This course also counts towards the GSS major. Prerequisites: PSY 161
and any 200-level Psychology course. (Social Science)

378. Abnormal Behavioral Neuroscience
This course will examine the relationship between aberrant biological processes and abnormal
behavior. Aberrant biological processes in schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder,
eating disorders, personality disorders, autism spectrum disorders, substance disorders, and
attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder will be examined. The effect of treatment on aberrant
biological markers will be explored. Prerequisites: PSY 161, 292, and 363 (previously 281)
(Social Science)

379. Intimate Relationships
An examination of the theoretical and experimental psychological literature on loving and
romantic relationships. Topics discussed include: interpersonal attraction, relationship
development, sexuality, social power, communication, jealousy and envy, conflict and
dissolution, loneliness, social networks, and relationship counseling. There may be a field trip to
collect data for an empirical research project. Prerequisite: any 200-level Psychology course.
(Social Science)

380. Human Services Practicum (1/2-1)
Application of psychological principles in an applied off-campus setting. Prerequisites: a
declared major in Psychology, two course credits in Psychology relevant to the topic of the
practicum, and permission of instructor. The maximum credit that may be earned in a
Psychology practicum is three course credits. Students must provide their own transportation
and purchase professional liability insurance through the American Psychological Association.
See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study Courses 280/380. (CR)

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