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Psychology

PSYC W1001 serves as a prerequisite for further psychology courses and should be completed by the sophomore year.

PSYC W1001x or y The Science of Psychology 3 pts. Enrollment may be limited. Attendance at the first two class periods is mandatory. Broad survey of psychological science including: sensation and perception; learning, memory, intelligence, language, and cognition; emotions and motivation; development, personality, health and illness, and social behavior. Discusses relations between the brain, behavior, and experience. Emphasizes science as a process of discovering both new ideas and new empirical results. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W1001
PSYC
1001
22276
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
501 SCHERMERHORN HALL
P. Lindemann 163 / 150 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1001
69271
002
TuTh 6:10p - 7:25p
501 SCHERMERHORN HALL
B. Rakitin 159 / 200 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W1001
PSYC
1001
27222
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
P. Lindemann 146 / 150 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1001
10726
002
MW 8:40a - 9:55a
TBA
K. Taylor 101 / 150 [ More Info ]

PSYC W1010x or y Mind, Brain and Behavior 3 pts. Introduction to the biological approach to the experimental study of behavior. Includes consideration of the types of biological data relevant to psychology, as well as the assumptions and logic permitting the interpretation of biological data in psychological terms. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W1010
PSYC
1010
22308
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
501 NORTHWEST CORNER
D. Shohamy 119 / 150 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W1010
PSYC
1010
17331
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
D. Mobbs 150 / 150 [ More Info ]

PSYC W1420y Experimental Psychology: Human Behavior 4 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010, and a statistics course (PSYC W1610 or the equivalent), or the instructor's permission. Corequisites: PSYC W1421 Attendance at the first class is mandatory. Fee: $70. 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. Lab Required.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W1420
PSYC
1420
63562
001
M 4:10p - 6:00p
614 SCHERMERHORN HALL
P. Lindemann 70 / 75 [ More Info ]

PSYC W1421y Experimental Psychology: Human Behavior (Lab) Corequisites: PSYC W1420 Required lab section for PSYC W1420. Enrollment limited in each section.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W1421
PSYC
1421
26687
001
M 6:10p - 8:00p
200B SCHERMERHORN HALL
P. Lindemann 11 / 16 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1421
21433
002
M 6:10p - 8:00p
200C SCHERMERHORN HALL
P. Lindemann 16 / 18 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1421
73046
003
M 8:10p - 10:00p
200B SCHERMERHORN HALL
P. Lindemann 13 / 18 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1421
13380
004
W 6:10p - 8:00p
200B SCHERMERHORN HALL
P. Lindemann 15 / 18 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1421
23224
005
Tu 6:10p - 8:00p
200B SCHERMERHORN HALL
P. Lindemann 14 / 16 [ More Info ]

PSYC W1450x Experimental Psychology: Social Cognition and Emotion 4 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010, and a statistics course (PSYC W1610 or the equivalent), or the instructor's permission. Fee: $70. Corequisites: PSYC W1451. Attendance at the first class is essential. Majors have priority. An introduction to research methods employed in the study of human social cognition and emotion. Students gain experience in the design and conduct of research, including ethical issues, observation and measurement techniques, interpretation of data, and preparation of written and oral reports. Lab Required.

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Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W1450
PSYC
1450
28937
001
M 4:10p - 6:00p
TBA
K. Ochsner 54 / 60 [ More Info ]

PSYC W1451x Experimental Psychology: Social Cognition and Emotion (Lab) Corequisites: PSYC W1450 Required Lab for PSYCW1450. Limited enrollment in each section.

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Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W1451
PSYC
1451
26623
001
M 6:10p - 8:00p
TBA
K. Ochsner 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1451
73424
002
W 6:10p - 8:00p
TBA
K. Ochsner 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1451
73755
003
M 8:10p - 10:00p
TBA
K. Ochsner 8 / 15 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1451
71840
004
M 6:10p - 8:00p
TBA
K. Ochsner 15 / 15 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1451
14187
005
Tu 4:10p - 6:00p
TBA
K. Ochsner 0 / 0 [ More Info ]

PSYC W1455y Experimental Psychology: Social and Personality 4 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010, and a statistics course (PSYC W1610 or the equivalent), or the instructor's permission. Corequisites: PSYC W1456 Fee: $70. Methodology and procedures of personality and social psychological research and exercises in data analysis and research design. Statistical concepts such as reliability and validity, methods of constructing personality measures, merits and limitations of correlational and experimental research designs, and empirical evaluation of theories. Student teams conduct research projects. Lab Required.

PSYC W1456y Experimental Psychology: Social and Personality (Lab) Required lab for PSYC W1455. Limited enrollment in each section.

PSYC W1610x Introductory Statistics for Behavioral Scientists 4 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010 Corequisites: PSYC W1611 Lecture and lab. Fee $70. Recommended preparation: one course in behavioral science and knowledge of high school algebra. Majors have priority. Introduction to statistics that concentrates on problems from the behavioral sciences. Lab Required.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W1610
PSYC
1610
62945
001
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
313 FAYERWEATHER
N. Graham 31 / 60 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W1610
PSYC
1610
20198
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
TBA
B. Rakitin 31 / 60 [ More Info ]

PSYC W1611x Introductory Statistics for Behavioral Scientists (Lab) Corequisites: PSYC W1610 Enrollment limited in each session. Required lab section for PSYC W1610.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W1611
PSYC
1611
25745
001
Th 4:10p - 6:00p
200B SCHERMERHORN HALL
N. Graham 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1611
68947
002
Th 4:10p - 6:00p
200C SCHERMERHORN HALL
N. Graham 13 / 15 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1611
70248
003
Th 6:10p - 8:00p
200B SCHERMERHORN HALL
N. Graham 1 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W1611
PSYC
1611
67165
001
Th 6:10p - 8:00p
TBA
B. Rakitin 17 / 20 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1611
75252
002
Th 8:10p - 10:00p
TBA
B. Rakitin 2 / 20 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1611
73379
003
F 10:10a - 12:00p
TBA
B. Rakitin 0 / 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1611
23165
004
F 12:10p - 2:00p
TBA
B. Rakitin 0 / 0 [ More Info ]

Introductions to Areas within Psychology

PSYC W2220x Cognition: Memory and Stress 3 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010, or the instructor's permission. Attendance at the first class is mandatory. Memory, attention, and stress in human cognition. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

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Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W2220
PSYC
2220
69639
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
J. Metcalfe 63 / 80 [ More Info ]

PSYC W2235y Thinking and Decision Making 3 pts. Prerequisites: an introductory course in psychology. Models of judgment and decision making in both certain and uncertain or risky situations, illustrating the interplay of top-down (theory-driven) and bottom-up (data-driven) processes in creating knowledge. Focuses on how individuals do and should make decisions, with some extensions to group decision making and social dilemmas. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

PSYC W2250y Evolution of Cognition 3 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010, or the instructor's permission. A systematic review of different forms of cognition as viewed in the context of the theory of evolution. Specific topics include the application of the theory of evolution to behavior, associative learning, biological constraints on learning, methods for studying the cognitive abilities of animals, levels of representation, ecological influences on cognition, and evidence of consciousness in animals. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W2250
PSYC
2250
18415
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
200B SCHERMERHORN HALL
H. Terrace 45 / 52 [ More Info ]

PSYC W2280y Introduction to Developmental Psychology 3 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010, or the equivalent. Enrollment may be limited. Attendance at the first two classes is mandatory. Introduction to the scientific study of human development, with an emphasis on psychobiological processes underlying perceptual, cognitive, and emotional development. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W2280
PSYC
2280
73361
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
614 SCHERMERHORN HALL
L. Putnam 67 / 95 [ More Info ]

PSYC W2440x Language and the Brain 3 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010, or the instructor's permission. Introduction to psychological research on human language and communication and to brain mechanisms supporting language processing. Topics include comprehension and production of speech sounds, words and sentences; reading and writing; bilingualism; communication behavior.

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Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W2440
PSYC
2440
61945
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
M. Miozzo 53 / 80 [ More Info ]

PSYC W2450y Behavioral Neuroscience 3 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010, or the instructor's permission. Examines the principles governing neuronal activity, the role of neurotransmitter systems in memory and motivational processes, the presumed brain dysfunctions that give rise to schizophrenia and depression, and philosophical issues regarding the relationship between brain activity and subjective experience. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W2450
PSYC
2450
27804
001
MW 8:40a - 9:55a
614 SCHERMERHORN HALL
K. Taylor 75 / 95 [ More Info ]

PSYC W2460x Drugs and Behavior 3 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010, or the equivalent. The effects of psychoactive drugs on the brain and behavior. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

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Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W2460
PSYC
2460
71650
001
TuTh 8:40a - 9:55a
TBA
C. Hart 96 / 125 [ More Info ]

PSYC W2480x The Developing Brain 3 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010, or the instructor's permission. Brain development across the life span, with emphasis on fetal and postnatal periods. How the environment shapes brain development and hence adult patterns of behavior.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W2480
PSYC
2480
14655
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
614 SCHERMERHORN HALL
F. Champagne 69 / 95 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W2480
PSYC
2480
15656
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
F. Champagne 41 / 95 [ More Info ]

PSYC W2620x Abnormal Behavior 3 pts. Prerequisites: an introductory psychology course. Examines definitions, theories, and treatments of abnormal behavior.

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Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W2620
PSYC
2620
17834
001
TuTh 6:10p - 7:25p
TBA
E. McCaskill 116 / 130 [ More Info ]

PSYC W2630x Social Psychology 3 pts. Surveys important methods, findings, and theories in the study of social influences on behavior. Emphasizes different perspectives on the relation between individuals and society.

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Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W2630
PSYC
2630
75049
001
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
T. Higgins 143 / 150 [ More Info ]

PSYC W2650y Introduction to Cultural Psychology 3 pts. Prerequisites: none; some basic knowledge of social psychology is desirable. A comprehensive examination of how culture and diversity shape psychological processes. The class will explore psychological and political underpinnings of culture and diversity, emphasizing social psychological approaches. Topics include culture and social cognition, group and identity formation, psychology of multiculturalism, stereotyping, predjudice, and gender. Applications to real-world phenomena discussed.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W2650
PSYC
2650
64244
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
501 SCHERMERHORN HALL
V. Purdie-Vaughns 141 / 130 [ More Info ]

PSYC W2670y Social Development 3 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or W1010 or the equivalent This lecture course introduces students to the study of typical human social development with a particular focus on genetic, familial and peer influences on the development of social behaviors during early childhood.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W2670
PSYC
2670
28048
001
TuTh 8:40a - 9:55a
614 SCHERMERHORN HALL
J. Curley 33 / 95 [ More Info ]

Advanced Lectures and Seminars

PSYC W3250y Seminar in Space Perception (Seminar) 3 pts. Some background in psychology and/or neurophysiology is desirable (e.g., PSYC W1001, PSYC W1010, PSYC W1480, PSYC W2230; BIOL C3004 or BIOL C3005). Other backgrounds may also be appropriate; contact instructor for permission to register. Space perception and spatial orientation in a three-dimensional physical world will be examined from a viewpoint that integrates neurophysiological and behavioral research. Experiments involve perceptual phenomena and measurement, and electrical and/or mechanical recording in normal and unusual environments (e.g., human centrifuge, zero-g).

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W3250
PSYC
3250
71440
001
Tu 6:10p - 8:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
L. Matin 9 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC W3255y Modern Classics in Visual Perception, Visual Science and Visual Neuroscience (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: Some background in perceptual or sensory processes or neurophysiology or physical sciences/math/computer science; contact instructor for permission to register. Reading and discussion of classic articles from the past 60 years providing a foundation for the rapidly expanding fields of visual perception, visual science, and visual neuroscience and their connections with computer modeling (with a sprinkling from research on audition); primary source articles will be accompanied by secondary source and brief lecture material to introduce each topic.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W3255
PSYC
3255
19956
001
Th 6:10p - 8:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
L. Matin 4 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC W3270x Computational Approaches to Human Vision (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: some background in psychology and/or neurophysiology (e.g., PSYC W1001, PSYC W1010, PSYC W2230, PSYC W2450; BIOL W3004 or BIOL W3005) is desirable. See instructor if you have questions about your background. Some background in mathematics and computer science (e.g., calculus or linear algebra, a programming language) is highly recommended. Study of human vision--both behavioral and physiological data--within a framework of computational and mathematical descriptions. [Please contact Prof. Graham by e-mail (nvg@psych.columbia.edu) if you are interested in this course].

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Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W3270
PSYC
3270
65916
001
TBA N. Graham 2 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC W3290x Self: A Cognitive Exploration (Seminar) 4 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or W1010 (or the equivalent), plus the instructor's permission. What does it mean to have a sense of self? Is it uniquely human? Taking a cognitive perspective, we will discuss these questions as well as self-reflective and self-monitoring abilities, brain structures relevant to self-processing, and disorders of self. We will also consider the self from evolutionary, developmental, neuroscience, and psychopathological perspectives.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W3290
PSYC
3290
75781
001
Th 12:10p - 2:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
K. Kelly 15 / 12 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W3290
PSYC
3290
65419
001
Th 12:10p - 2:00p
TBA
K. Kelly 1 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC W3435y Neurobiology of Reproductive Behavior (Seminar) 4 pts. Prerequisites: at least two other psychology courses and the instructor's permission. Reproduction encompasses a broad range of behaviors in the life cycle of an organism from mate selection and copulation to parental care. This seminar will examine various aspects of reproduction across species and the neural mechanisms that regulate these behaviors and allow an organism to adapt to environmental change.

PSYC W3450x Evolution of Intelligence and Consciousness (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010 and the instructor's permission. A systematic review of the implications of Darwin's theory of evolution and Freud's theory of the unconscious for contemporary studies of animal and human cognition.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W3450
PSYC
3450
25681
001
W 10:10a - 12:00p
200C SCHERMERHORN HALL
H. Terrace 7 / 10 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W3450
PSYC
3450
17487
001
W 10:10a - 12:00p
TBA
H. Terrace 8 / 10 [ More Info ]

PSYC W3470x Brain Evolution: Becoming Human (Seminar) 4 pts. Prerequisites: at least two other psychology courses and the instructor's permission. An investigation of the uniqueness of the human brain and human behavior from an evolutionary perspective.

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Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W3470
PSYC
3470
72600
001
F 10:10a - 12:00p
TBA
J. Curley 14 / 15 [ More Info ]

PSYC W3615x Children at Risk (Lecture) 4 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1010, PSYC W2280, PSYC W2620, or PSYC W2680, and the instructor's permission. Considers contemporary risk factors in children's lives. The immediate and enduring biological and behavioral impact of risk factors.

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Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W3615
PSYC
3615
61994
001
TuTh 10:10a - 12:00p
TBA
G. Downey 6 / 40 [ More Info ]

PSYC W3625y Clinical Neuropsychology (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: an introductory course in Neuroscience, like PSYC W1010 or PSYC W2450, and the instructor's permission. 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.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W3625
PSYC
3625
14529
001
Tu 8:10p - 10:00p
200C SCHERMERHORN HALL
E. McCaskill 17 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC W3628x Primate Social Psychology (Seminar) 4 pts. Prerequisites: Science of Psychology (PSYC 1001) or Mind, Brain, and Behavior (PSYC 1010), or equivalent introductory psychology course, plus instructor permission. This seminar covers recent progress in the growing field of primate social behavior and cognition. Most primate species live in complex social groups, requiring sophisticated knowledge of relationships and social processes in order to survive therein. Topics in this course range from aggression and dominance to affiliation, altruism and cooperation, with a special emphasis on contemporary debates such as the origin of moral systems and the question of animal 'culture.' Readings, discussions, and assignments will center on various theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of primate sociality, generating new insights and questions for pertinent dimensions of human social psychology.

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Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W3628
PSYC
3628
11197
001
W 12:10p - 2:00p
200C SCHERMERHORN HALL
C. Webb 13 [ More Info ]

PSYC W3680x Social Cognitive Neuroscience (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: At least two of the following courses: PSYC W1001, W1010, W2630, W3410, W3480, W3485; and instructor's permission. An introduction to the emerging interdisciplinary field of social cognitive neuroscience, which examines topics traditionally of interest to social psychologists (including control and automaticity, emotion regulation, person perception, social cooperation) using methods traditionally employed by cognitive neuroscientists (functional neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessment).

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Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W3680
PSYC
3680
75915
001
M 10:10a - 12:00p
TBA
K. Ochsner 2 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC W3910x and y Honors Seminar 1 pt. Prerequisites: open only to students in the honors program. Yearlong course. Students receive credit only after both terms have been completed. May be repeated for additional credit. Discussion of a variety of topics in psychology, with particular emphasis on recent developments and methodological problems. Students propose and discuss special research topics.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W3910
PSYC
3910
23605
001
W 4:10p - 6:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
K. Ochsner 11 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W3910
PSYC
3910
27884
001
W 4:10p - 6:00p
TBA
D. Shohamy 5 [ More Info ]

PSYC W3920x and y Honors Research 1-4 pts. Prerequisites: open only to students in the honors program. Except by special permission of the director of undergraduate studies, no more than 4 points of individual research may be taken in any one term. This includes both PSYC W3950 and PSYC W3920. No more than 12 points of PSYC W3920 may be applied toward the honors program in psychology. May be repeated for additional credit. Special research topics arranged with instructors of the department leading toward a senior honors paper.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W3920
PSYC
3920
83046
001
TBA K. Ochsner 11 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W3920
PSYC
3920
15361
001
TBA D. Shohamy 5 [ More Info ]

PSYC W3950x or y Supervised Individual Research 1-4 pts. Prerequisites: the instructor's permission. Except by special permission of the director of undergraduate studies, no more than 4 points of individual research may be taken in any one term. This includes both PSYC W3950 and PSYC W3920. No more than 8 points of PSYC W3950 may be applied toward the psychology major, and no more than 4 points toward the concentration. May be repeated for credit. Readings, special laboratory projects, reports, and special seminars on contemporary issues in psychological research and theory.

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Spring 2014 :: PSYC W3950
PSYC
3950
85898
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TBA N. Bolger 3 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
86450
002
TBA F. Champagne 1 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
86947
003
TBA J. Curley 2 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
87999
004
TBA G. Downey 1 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
88399
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TBA N. Graham 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
90849
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TBA C. Hart 2 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
13782
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TBA T. Higgins 6 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
11298
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TBA J. Hirsch 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
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TBA D. Hood 2 [ More Info ]
PSYC
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13146
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TBA S. Iyengar 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
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TBA D. Krantz 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
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TBA H. Lau 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
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TBA L. Matin 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
16896
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TBA J. Metcalfe 2 [ More Info ]
PSYC
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17248
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TBA W. Mischel 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
20846
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TBA D. Mobbs 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
21347
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TBA M. Morris 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
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21799
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TBA K. Ochsner 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
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22348
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TBA V. Purdie-Vaughns 4 [ More Info ]
PSYC
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22748
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TBA L. Putnam 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
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23246
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TBA B. Rakitin 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
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23749
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TBA D. Shohamy 1 [ More Info ]
PSYC
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26197
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TBA R. Silver 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
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TBA B. Sparrow 5 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
26531
025
TBA Y. Stern 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
20949
026
TBA K. Taylor 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
23321
027
TBA H. Terrace 1 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
23322
028
TBA E. Weber 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
23447
029
TBA S. Woolley 2 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
88007
030
TBA U. Staudinger 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
06298
031
TBA M. Levine 1 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W3950
PSYC
3950
20638
001
TBA N. Bolger 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
72068
002
TBA F. Champagne 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
20646
003
TBA J. Curley 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
20565
004
TBA G. Downey 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
72475
005
TBA N. Graham 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
26028
006
TBA C. Hart 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
23800
007
TBA T. Higgins 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
74647
008
TBA D. Hood 1 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
11077
009
TBA S. Iyengar 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
69760
010
TBA D. Krantz 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
62936
011
TBA L. Matin 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
22380
012
TBA J. Metcalfe 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
12615
013
TBA M. Miozzo 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
71460
014
TBA W. Mischel 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
20031
015
TBA D. Mobbs 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
19015
016
TBA M. Morris 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
74624
017
TBA K. Ochsner 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
28537
018
TBA V. Purdie-Vaughns 1 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
22532
019
TBA L. Putnam 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
14652
020
TBA B. Rakitin 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
17344
021
TBA D. Shohamy 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
14955
022
TBA R. Silver 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
21810
023
TBA U. Staudinger 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
10226
024
TBA Y. Stern 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
13742
025
TBA K. Taylor 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
26118
026
TBA H. Terrace 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
63626
027
TBA N. Tottenham 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
75931
028
TBA E. Weber 1 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
14400
029
TBA S. Woolley 0 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4222x The Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging (Seminar) 4 pts. Prerequisites: courses in introductory psychology, cognitive psychology, and the instructor's permission. Comprehensive overview of various conceptual and methodologic approaches to studying the cognitive neuroscience of aging. The course will emphasize the importance of combining information from cognitive experimental designs, epidemiologic studies, neuroimaging, and clinical neuropsychological approaches to understand individual differences in both healthy and pathological aging.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC G4222
PSYC
4222
61136
001
M 10:10a - 12:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
A. Brickman
S. Cosentino
8 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC G4222
PSYC
4222
60902
001
W 10:10a - 12:00p
TBA
C. Habeck
Y. Gazes
4 / 15 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4223y Memory and Executive Function Thru the Lifespan 4 pts. Prerequisites: Instructor's permission plus PSYC W1001 or W1010, or the equivalent. Optimal preparation will include some background in experimental design and statistics. Memory and executive processing are critical cognitive functions required for successfully navigating everyday life. In lifespan studies, both exhibit relatively long developmental trajectories followed by stasis and then relative decline in old age. Yet, neither memory nor executive function is a unitary construct. Rather, each is comprised of separable components that may show different developmental trajectories and declines or maintenance at older ages. Moreover, memory is malleable and is a reconstruction of past experience, not an exact reproduction. We will discuss a range of topics related to the development, maintenance and potential decline in memory and executive function from infancy through old age.

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Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC G4223
PSYC
4223
80529
001
W 12:10p - 2:00p
200C SCHERMERHORN HALL
D. Friedman 8 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4230y Sensation and Perception (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: the instructor's permission; some background in perception is required. Topics on the perception of space. Discussions, reviews, and recent literature.

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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC G4230
PSYC
4230
17305
001
Tu 6:10p - 8:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
L. Matin 1 / 6 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4235x Special Topics in Vision (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: instructor's permission. May be repeated for additional credit. [Please contact Prof. Graham by e-mail (nvg@psych.columbia.edu) if you are interested in this course].

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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC G4235
PSYC
4235
29302
001
TBA N. Graham 2 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4255y Modern Classics in Visual Perception, Visual Science and Visual Neuroscience (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: some background in perceptual or sensory processes or neurophysiology or physical sciences/math/computer science; contact instructor for permission to register. Reading and discussion of classic articles from the past 60 years providing a foundation for the rapidly expanding fields of visual perception, visual science, and visual neuroscience and their connections with computer modeling (with a sprinkling from research on audition); primary source articles will be accompanied by secondary source and brief lecture material to introduce each topic.

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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC G4255
PSYC
4255
22054
001
Th 6:10p - 8:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
L. Matin 1 / 6 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4270x Cognitive Processes (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: for undergraduates: one course in cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience, or the equivalent, and the instructor's permission. Metacognition and control processes in human cognition. Basic issues include the cognitive mechanisms that enable people to monitor what they know and predict what they will know, the errors and biases involved in self-monitoring, and the implications of metacognitive ability for people's self-determined learning, behavior, and their understanding of self.

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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC G4270
PSYC
4270
71816
001
Tu 12:10p - 2:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
J. Metcalfe 11 / 12 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC G4270
PSYC
4270
07774
001
Tu 10:10a - 12:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
L. Son 0 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4285y Multidisciplinary Approaches to Human Decision Making (Seminar) 1-3 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1490 or PSYC W2235, and the instructor's permission. Discussion of selected topics and issues in human decision making. May be repeated for additional credit.

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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC G4285
PSYC
4285
75279
001
Th 2:10p - 4:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
D. Krantz 3 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4440x or y Topics in Neurobiology and Behavior (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: the instructor's permission. Examines current topics in neurobiology and behavior.

Course
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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC G4440
PSYC
4440
26343
001
M 6:10p - 8:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
C. Hart 14 / 15 [ More Info ]
PSYC
4440
10317
002
W 6:10p - 8:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
K. Nautiyal 9 / 15 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC G4440
PSYC
4440
67905
001
Th 4:10p - 6:00p
TBA
R. Silver 4 / 15 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4450x The Evolution of Intelligence & Consciousness (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: instructor's permission. A systematic review of the implications of Darwin's theory of evolution and Freud's theory of the unconscious for contemporary studies of animal and human cognition.

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Section
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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC G4450
PSYC
4450
75616
001
W 10:10a - 12:00p
200C SCHERMERHORN HALL
H. Terrace 0 / 4 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC G4450
PSYC
4450
19400
001
W 10:10a - 12:00p
TBA
H. Terrace 1 / 4 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4470y Psychology & Neuropsychology of Language (Seminar) 4 pts. Prerequisites: The instructor's permission (a course in the psychology of language or linguistics highly recommended). This seminar surveys current theories of language production. We will examine psycholinguitsic and neuroimaging studies of word and sentence production conducted with monolingual and bilingual speakers, and individuals with acquired language impairments.

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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC G4470
PSYC
4470
64460
001
Tu 4:10p - 6:00p
200C SCHERMERHORN HALL
M. Miozzo 12 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4480y Psychobiology of Infant Development (Seminar) 4 pts. Prerequisites: TBA TBA

PSYC G4485x or y Affective Neuroscience (Seminar) 4 pts. Prerequisites: PSYC W1001 plus W1010 or 2450 or equivalent, plus permission of the instructor. This seminar explores the neural systems and behaviors that underlie human, and sometimes animal, emotions. Question will include: why we have emotions, what is their survival value, why do we find funny jokes rewarding, and why we envy, feel guilt or joyfully embrace love. We will review some of the latest literature on these topics and discuss implications for understanding human behavior. We will finally discuss disorders such as depression, anxiety, aggression, and psychopathy that are associated with disruptions to the neural systems that regulate healthy emotion.

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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC G4485
PSYC
4485
67089
001
Tu 10:10a - 12:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
D. Mobbs 13 / 12 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC G4485
PSYC
4485
65205
001
F 2:10p - 4:00p
TBA
D. Mobbs 3 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4486x Developmental and Affective Neuroscience (Seminar) 4 pts. Prerequisites: Courses in developmental psychology, and either research methods or affective neuroscience, and instructor's permission. Introduction to leading theoretical perspectives employed by developmental psychologists in the study of affective neuroscience. Exploration of the developmental brain and behavior relationships in humans and animal models of typical and atypical emotional behavior, with a critical reading of recent research findings in the field.

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Section
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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC G4486
PSYC
4486
79280
001
Th 2:10p - 4:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
N. Tottenham 5 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4490y Inheritance (Seminar) 4 pts. Prerequisites: basic knowledge of biology and neuroscience recommended; instructor's permission required. Explores the concept of inheritance and the mechanisms through which inheritance is mediated. Will focus on the generational transmission of physiology and behavior, but will also consider the inheritance of culture and language.

PSYC G4615x or y The Psychology of Culture and Diversity (Seminar) 4 pts. Prerequisites: the instructor's permission; some basic knowledge of social psychology is desirable. A comprehensive examination of how culture and diversity shape psychological processes. The class will explore psychological and political underpinnings of culture and diversity, emphasizing social psychological approaches. Topics include culture and self, cuture and social cognition, group and identity formation, science of diversity, stereotyping, prejudice, and gender. Applications to real-world phenomena discussed.

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Section
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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC G4615
PSYC
4615
64031
001
Tu 2:10p - 4:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
V. Purdie-Vaughns 15 / 21 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC G4615
PSYC
4615
20327
001
Tu 2:10p - 4:00p
TBA
V. Purdie-Vaughns 12 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4630y Advanced Seminar in Current Personality Theory and Research (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: instructor's permission. Open to psychology graduate students and advanced undergraduate psychology majors with the instructor's permission. Critical review and analysis of basic and enduring issues in personality theory, assessment, and research.

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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC G4630
PSYC
4630
77397
001
M 4:10p - 6:00p
405 SCHERMERHORN HALL
W. Mischel 9 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4685x Social Cognitive Neuroscience (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: for graduate students, course equivalents of at least two of the following courses:PSYC W1001, W1010, W2630, W3410, W3480, and W3485; and/or the instructor's permission. An introduction to the emerging interdisciplinary field of social cognitive neuroscience, which examines topics traditionally of interest to social psychologists (including control and automaticity, emotion regulation, person perception, social cooperation) using methods traditionally employed by cognitive neuroscientists (functional neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessment).

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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC G4685
PSYC
4685
18427
001
M 10:10a - 12:00p
TBA
K. Ochsner 0 / 12 [ More Info ]

PSYC G4690y Social Factors and Psychopathology (Seminar) 3 pts. Prerequisites: instructor's permission. Reviews and integrates current research on the role of social factors in psychopathology. The immediate and long-term effects of chronic and traumatic stressors originating outside the family (e.g., natural disasters, chronic poverty) and inside the family (e.g., family violence, divorce, parental psychopathology) on psychopathology.


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