Psychology

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Psychology

Departmental Representative:
Prof. Patricia Lindemann
354 Schermerhorn
212-854-8285
pgl2@columbia.edu

Undergraduate research courses are offered by the department to qualified students. For additional information, consult the Departmental Representative. For additional information regarding courses, faculty, major requirements, etc., visit the department's Web site.

PSYC S1001D The Science of Psychology. 4 points.

Introduction to the science of human behavior. Topics include history of psychology, brain function and development, sleep and dreams, sensation and perception, learning and memory, theories of development, language and cognition, research methods, emotion, mental illness, and therapy.

Summer 2018: PSYC S1001D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1001 001/13423 M T W Th 1:00pm - 3:05pm
608 Schermerhorn Hall
Tina Kao 4 16

PSYC S1001Q The Science of Psychology. 4 points.

Introduction to the science of human behavior. Topics include history of psychology, brain function and development, sleep and dreams, sensation and perception, learning and memory, theories of development, language and cognition, research methods, emotion, mental illness, and therapy.

Summer 2018: PSYC S1001Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1001 002/73372 M T W Th 10:45am - 12:50pm
520 Mathematics Building
Karen Kelly 4 29

PSYC S1420D Experimental Psychology: Human Behavior. 4 points.

$70.00= Course Fee
Fee: Course Fee - 70.00

Introduction to the techniques of research employed in the study of human behavior. Students gain experience in the conduct of research, including design of simple experiments, observation and measurement techniques, and the analysis of behavioral data.

Summer 2018: PSYC S1420D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1420 001/64460 M T W Th 10:45am - 12:50pm
200b Schermerhorn Hall
Patricia Lindemann 4 7

PSYC S1610Q Introductory Statistics for Behavioral Scientists. 4 points.

$70.00= Course Fee
Fee: Course Fee - 70.00

Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010 or the equivalent. Recommended preparation: one course in behavioral science and knowledge of high school algebra.

Recommended preparation: One course in behavioral science and knowledge of high school algebra. An introduction to statistics that concentrates on problems from the behavioral sciences.

Summer 2018: PSYC S1610Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1610 001/21119 M T W Th 10:45am - 12:50pm
200b Schermerhorn Hall
Lawrence Reed 4 7

PSYC S2280D Introduction to Developmental Psychology. 3 points.

Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010, or the instructor's permission.

Introduction to the scientific study of human development, with an emphasis on psychobiological processes underlying perceptual, cognitive, and emotional development.

Summer 2018: PSYC S2280D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 2280 001/76203 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
467 Ext Schermerhorn Hall
Maria Crisafi 3 5

PSYC S2450Q Behavioral Neuroscience. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: a course in psychology and high school physics, chemistry, and biology.

An introduction to the analysis of psychological issues by anatomical, physiological, and pharmacological methods. Topics include neurons, neurotransmitters, neural circuits, human neuroanatomy, vision, learning, memory, emotion, and sleep and circadian rhythms.

Summer 2018: PSYC S2450Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 2450 001/72156 M W 1:00pm - 4:10pm
608 Schermerhorn Hall
Elif Duman 3 21

PSYC S2490D Evolutionary Psychology . 3 points.

Prerequisites: PSYC UN1001 or equivalent

Traditional psychologists have focused primarily on answering “how?” questions regarding the mechanisms that underlie behavior (i.e. How does the system work?).  In contrast, evolutionary psychologists focus primarily on answering “why?” questions (i.e. Why does this system exist, and why does it have the form it does?).  This course is designed to apply our knowledge of evolutionary theory to psychology in order to answer such questions. 

Summer 2018: PSYC S2490D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 2490 001/87696 M W 9:00am - 12:10pm
963 Ext Schermerhorn Hall
Lawrence Reed 3 14/40

PSYC S2620D Abnormal Behavior. 3 points.

Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010 or the instructor's permission.

An examination of definitions, theories, and treatments of abnormal behavior.

Summer 2018: PSYC S2620D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 2620 001/28814 T Th 9:00am - 12:10pm
603 Hamilton Hall
Karen Hebert 3 19

PSYC S2630Q Social Psychology . 3 points.

Surveys important methods, findings, and theories in the study of social influences on behavior. Emphasizes different perspectives on the relation between individuals and society.

Summer 2018: PSYC S2630Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 2630 001/63244 T Th 9:00am - 12:10pm
603 Hamilton Hall
Joshua Feinberg 3 30

PSYC S3280Q Seminar in Infant Development. 3 points.

Analysis of human development during the first year of life, with an emphasis on infant perceptual and cognitive development.

Summer 2018: PSYC S3280Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 3280 001/19903 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
608 Schermerhorn Hall
Maria Crisafi 3 10/15

PSYC S3610D The Psychology of Stereotyping & Prejudice. 3 points.

Prerequisites: two psychology courses and the instructor's permission.

A review of current research on intergroup perceptions, attitudes, and behavior. Emphasis on cognitive processes underlying stereotyping and prejudice.

Summer 2018: PSYC S3610D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 3610 001/10991 M W 5:30pm - 8:40pm
608 Schermerhorn Hall
Nadav Antebi-Gruszka 3 8/15

PSYC S3625Q Clinical Neuropsychology Seminar. 3 points.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission required; contact emccaski@barnard.edu. An introductory course in neuroscience like PSYC 1001 or PSYC 2450.

Analysis of the assessment of physical and psychiatric diseases impacting the central nervous system, with emphasis on the relationship between neuropathology and cognitive and behavioral deficits.

Summer 2018: PSYC S3625Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 3625 001/70940 T Th 6:15pm - 9:25pm
652 Schermerhorn Hall
E'mett McCaskill 3 10/15

PSYC S3696Q Psychology of Sexuality and Gender . 3 points.

Prerequisites: PSYC UN1001 or PSYC UN1010

Seminar reviewing seminal and current theoretical and empirical writings about the psychology of sex, sexuality, and gender. We will review and discuss readings across various fields in psychology, such as clinical, developmental, social, and health psychology as they pertain to issues in the study of sexuality and gender.

Summer 2018: PSYC S3696Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 3696 001/16604 M W 5:30pm - 8:40pm
608 Schermerhorn Hall
Nadav Antebi-Gruszka 3 1

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