Neuroscience and Behavior

Neuroscience and Behavior

Neuroscience and Behavior

Administrative Information

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Undergraduate Programs, and Laboratories:
Prof. Lois Putnam, 314 Schermerhorn; 854-4550; putnam@psych.columbia.edu

Directors of Psychology Honors Program:
Prof. Kevin Ochsner, 369 Schermerhorn Extension; 854-5548; ochsner@psych.columbia.edu
Prof. Daphna Shohamy, 368 Schermerhorn Extension; 854-7560; shohamy@psych.columbia.edu

Directors of Undergraduate Studies:

Psychology Major and Concentration:
Prof. Patricia Lindemann, 358E Schermerhorn Extension; 854-8285; pgl2@columbia.edu
Prof. Betsy Sparrow, 355C Schermerhorn Extension; 854-1348; bjs8@columbia.edu
Prof. Dean Mobbs, 406 Schermerhorn; 854-3608; dm2912@columbia.edu

Neuroscience and Behavior Major:
Psychology:
Prof. Donald Hood, 415 Schermerhorn; 854-4587; dch3@columbia.edu
Psychology:
Prof. Carl Hart, 316 Schermerhorn; 854-5313; clh42@columbia.edu
Biology:
Prof. Jian Yang, 917A Fairchild; 854-6161; jy160@columbia.edu
Biology:
Prof. Deborah Mowshowitz, 744D Mudd; 854-4497; dbm2@columbia.edu

Preclinical Adviser: Prof. E'mett McCaskill, 415O Milbank; 854-8601; emccaski@barnard.edu

Administrative Coordinator: Joanna Borchert-Kopczuk, 406 Schermerhorn; 854-3940; jb2330@columbia.edu

Undergraduate Curriculum Assistant: Andres Torres, 406 Schermerhorn; 854-8859; uca@psych.columbia.edu

Departmental Office: 406 Schermerhorn; 854-3608; http://www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology/

Undergraduate InfoPack: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology/dept/ugrad/infopack.html

Professors
Niall Bolger
Geraldine Downey
David Friedman (Psychiatry)
Norma Graham
Tory Higgins
Donald C. Hood
Sheena S. Iyengar (Business School)
David Krantz
Leonard Matin
Janet Metcalfe
Walter Mischel
Michael Morris (Business School)
Lois Putnam
Rae Silver (Barnard)
Ursula M. Staudinger (Mailman School of Public Health)
Yaakov Stern (Neurology and Psychiatry)
Herbert Terrace
Elke Weber

Associate Professors
Frances Champagne
Carl Hart
Hakwan Lau
Kevin Ochsner
Brian Rakitin (Neurology)
Daphna Shohamy
Sarah M.N. Woolley (chair)

Assistant Professors
Adam Brickman (Neurology)
Stephanie Cosentino (Neurology)
James Curley
Michelle Levine (Barnard)
Dean Mobbs
Valerie Purdie-Vaughns
Betsy Sparrow

Adjunct Faculty
Karen Kelly
Stacey Lutz
E'mett McCaskill
Michele Miozzo
Katherine Nautiyal
Kathleen Taylor
Maria Ter-Mikaelian

Lecturer in Discipline
Patricia Lindemann

On Leave
Profs. Bolger, Downey (2013-2014)
Profs. Champagne, Krantz (Fall 2013)

The mission of the undergraduate programs in the Department of Psychology is to offer students a balanced curriculum in psychological science, including research methods, perception, cognition, neuroscience, developmental, social, personality, and clinical areas. The curriculum prepares majors for graduate education in these fields and provides a relevant background for social work, education, medicine, law, and business. Psychology course offerings are designed to meet the varying needs and interests of students, from those wishing to explore a few topics in psychology or to fulfill the science requirement, to those interested in majoring in psychology or in neuroscience and behavior. The department's program goals start with the development of a solid knowledge base in psychological science. Consistent with the value psychology places on empirical evidence, courses at every level of the curriculum nurture the development of skills in research methods, quantitative literacy, and critical thinking, and foster respect for the ethical values that undergird the science of psychology.

Most of these program goals are introduced in The Science of psychology (PSYC W1001), the recommended first psychology course required for all majors, which satisfies the prerequisite for most 2000-level courses. These goals are extended and reinforced in our statistics (PSYC W1610) and research methods (1400s) laboratory courses, as well as in the 2000-level lecture courses and 3000- and 4000-level seminars. Each of the 2000-level lecture courses enables students to study systematically, and in greater depth, one of the content areas introduced in PSYC W1001. These lecture courses are the principal means by which psychology majors satisfy the distribution requirements, insuring not only depth but also breadth of coverage across three central areas of psychology: (1) sensation/perception/cognition, (2) behavioral neuroscience, and (3) social/personality/abnormal. To complete the major, students take one or more advanced seminars and are encouraged to participate in supervised research courses, where they have the opportunity to explore research questions in depth and further develop their written and oral communication skills.

All qualified students are welcome to participate in research project opportunities within the Department of Psychology. Students may volunteer to work in a lab, register for supervised individual research (PSYC W3950), or participate in the department’s two-year Honors Program. Information on faculty research is available on the department’s website. Students are advised to read about research laboratories on faculty lab sites and visit the professor’s office hours to discuss opportunities. At the beginning of the fall term, the department also hosts a lab-preview event for students to learn about research opportunities for the upcoming semester.

Majors and concentrators in psychology and majors in neuroscience and behavior should begin planning a program of study as early as possible. All necessary forms and information are available in the Undergraduate InfoPack. Students should complete a Major Requirement Checklist before consulting a program adviser; seniors are required to submit a checklist prior to the start of their final semester.

Advising

The Department of Psychology offers a variety of advising resources to provide prospective and current undergraduate majors and concentrators with the information and support needed to successfully plan their programs. An overview of these resources is provided on the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Resources website.

Students are encouraged to consult with Peer, Faculty, and Program Advisers as they plan their course of study in psychology or neuroscience and behavior. Faculty and Peer advisers are important contacts for general advice on class choices, research opportunities, and post-graduation plans. For definitive answers to questions regarding major requirements and other aspects of your degree, including transfer credit, current and prospective majors should consult their Program Adviser or the Undergraduate Curriculum Assistant in the department office. Program Adviser assignments and contact information are provided on the Program Adviser page. Students who cannot contact their adviser should consult Prof. Putnam. For additional information about program, faculty, peer, and pre-clinical advising, please see the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Resources website.

E-mail Communication

The department maintains an e-mail distribution list with the UNIs of all declared majors and concentrators. Students are held responsible for information sent to their Columbia e-mail addresses. Students should read these messages from the department regularly and carefully. They are intended to keep students informed about deadlines, requirements, events, and opportunities.

Guide to Course Numbers

Course numbers reflect the structure of the psychology curriculum. The 1000-level contains introductions to psychology, introductory laboratory courses, and statistics. PSYC W1001 The Science of psychology and PSYC W1010 Mind, brain, and behavior are introductory courses with no prerequisites. Either one can serve as the prerequisite for most of the 2000-level courses. However, most students find it advantageous to take PSYC W1001 first. The 2000-level contains lecture courses that are introductions to areas within psychol­ogy; most require PSYC W1001 or PSYC W1010 as a prerequisite. The 3000-level contains more advanced and specialized undergraduate courses; most are given in a seminar format and require instructor permission. The 3900s are the courses providing research opportuni­ties for undergraduates. The 4000-level contains advanced seminars suitable for both advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

Subcategories within the 2000-, 3000-, and 4000-levels correspond to the three groups in our distribution requirement for undergraduate psychology majors:
(1) per­ception and cognition (2200s, 3200s, and 4200s),
(2) psychobiology and neuroscience (2400s, 3400s, and 4400s), and
(3) social, personality, and abnormal (2600s, 3600s, and 4600s).

Note that Barnard psychology courses do not follow the same numbering scheme.

Honors Program

The department offers a two-year Honors Program, designed for a limited number of juniors and seniors interested in participating in research. Beginning in the first term of junior year and continuing through senior year, students take the Honors seminar (PSYC W3910) and simultaneously participate in an honors research course (PSYC W3920) under the supervision of a member of the department. Students make a formal presentation and complete an honors essay based on this research toward the end of their senior year. To qualify for honors, students must take a total of 6 points beyond the number required for their major and satisfy all other requirements for the major. The additional 6 points may include the Honors seminar and research courses. Interested students should apply at the end of their sophomore year. Instructions and an application form are available on the department's website. Normally no more than 10% of the graduating majors each year may receive departmental honors.

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Programs in Psychology

Most graduate programs in psychology, including those in clinical psychology, require an undergraduate course in introductory psychology (PSYC W1001), a course in statistics (e.g., PSYC W1610, STAT W1001, STAT W1111, or STAT W1211), and a laboratory course in experimental psychology (PSYC W1420W1450, W1455, or W1480). Students should also take a variety of more advanced undergraduate courses and seminars and participate in Supervised individual research (PSYC W3950).

Students interested in clinical psychology should obtain experience working in a community service program and supervised individual research experience. Students should consult the department's pre-clinical adviser, Prof. E'mett McCaskill, and attend the department's pre-clinical advising events for more information. Additional resources to help prepare students for graduate study in psychology, and for careers in clinical psychology, are available on the Department of Psychology’s website.

On-Line Information

The Department of Psychology maintains an active website, in which the Undergraduate InfoPack for Current Students provides access to a wide variety of information for majors and prospective majors. Among other useful resources, students will find syllabi posted for most lecture and lab courses and for many advanced seminars. Students should read the on-line course syllabi prior to registering for psychology courses. For assistance in finding all necessary resources, students should contact the undergraduate curriculum assistant, 406 Schermerhorn, 854-8859, uca@psych.columbia.edu.

Science Requirement

PSYC W1001 The Science of psychology, PSYC W1010 Mind, brain, and behavior, and any PSYC course numbered in the W2200s or W2400s may be used to fulfill the science requirement. W2600-level and some other psychology courses (including PSYC BC1001 Introduction to psychology and all other Barnard psychology courses) may not be used to fulfill the science requirement. For more detailed information regarding psychology courses that may be applied toward the science requirement, see Core Curriculum in this bulletin.

PSYC W1001 The Science of psychology, PSYC W1010 Mind, brain, and behavior, and any PSYC course numbered in the W2200s or W2400s may be used to fulfill the science requirement. W2600-level and some other psychology courses (including PSYC BC1001 Introduction to psychology and all other Barnard psychology courses) may not be used to fulfill the science requirement. For more detailed information regarding psychology courses that may be applied toward the science requirement, see Core Requirements.

Evening and Columbia Summer Courses

The department normally offers at least one lab course (currently W1420 and W1450) in the late afternoon with evening labs. A number of other courses are occasionally offered in late afternoon and evening hours. No more than one quarter of the courses required for the major are normally available in the evening. Working students may find the wide variety of early morning (8:40 a.m.) classes, as well as Summer Session offerings, helpful in completing degree requirements.

Any “S” course offered by the Psychology Department during the Summer Session is applicable toward the same major requirement(s) as the corresponding “W” course of that same number offered during the academic year. (For instance, PSYC S1001 meets the same major requirements as does PSYC W1001.) See Programs of Study—The Columbia Summer Session in this bulletin for additional information.

Any “S” course offered by the Psychology Department during the Summer Session is applicable toward the same major requirement(s) as the corresponding “W” course of that same number offered during the academic year. (For instance, PSYC S1001 meets the same major requirements as does PSYC W1001.) See Summer Courses for policies governing Summer Session courses.

Undergraduate Requirements

Regulations for all Psychology Majors, Concentrators, and Interdepartmental Majors

Double Majors/Concentrations

All students attempting to complete double majors, double concentrations, or a combination of a major and a concentration must complete separate sets of required and related courses for each field. A single course may not be counted twice. Students should consult with one of the directors of undergraduate studies or departmental advisers if they have questions. Note that students attempting to complete two majors with a statistics requirement are generally able to use one course (e.g. STAT W1211) to satisfy the requirement for both majors (i.e., the student does not need to take two different statistics courses); however, the points for the course may only be applied to one of the majors.

Overlapping courses

Students can not receive credit for two courses—one at Columbia and one at Barnard—whose content largely overlaps (e.g., PSYC BC1001 Introduction to psychology and PSYC W1001 The Science of psychology or PSYC BC1138 Social psychology and PSYC W2630 Social psychology). Please refer to the table of Overlapping Courses for a partial list of courses known to overlap.

Grade Requirements for the Major

A grade of C- or higher must be earned and revealed on the transcript in any Columbia or Barnard course-including the first-that is used to satisfy the major requirements. The grade of P is not accepted for psychology major, psychology concentration, or neuroscience and behavior major credit. Courses taken on a Pass/D/Fail basis may not be used to satisfy the major or concentration requirements unless the grade of P is uncovered by the Registrar's deadline. Courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis may not be used to satisfy the major or concentration requirements under any circumstances.

For a Major in Psychology

Please read Regulations for all Psychology Majors, Concentrators, and Interdepartmental Majors above.

 

Thirty or more points are needed to complete the major and must include:

  1. The introductory psychology course (PSYC W1001 The Science of psychology)

  2. One statistics course chosen from among the following:

    • PSYC W1610 Introductory statistics for behavioral scientists (recommended)
    • STAT W1001 Introduction to statistical reasoning
    • STAT W1111 Introduction to statistics (without calculus)
    • STAT W1211 Introduction to statistics (with calculus)
  3. One laboratory course chosen from among the following:

    • PSYC W1420 Experimental psychology: human behavior
    • PSYC W1450 Experimental psychology: social cognition and emotion
    • PSYC W1455 Experimental psychology: social and personality
    • PSYC W1480 Experimental psychology: perception and attention

Majors are strongly advised to complete the statistics and laboratory requirements, in that order, by the fall term of their junior year. Students are advised to verify the specific prerequisites for laboratory courses, most of which require prior completion of a statistics course.

Distribution requirement

One course must be taken from each of the following groups (in addition to the courses described above):

  1. Group I—Perception and cognition: courses numbered in the 2200s, 3200s, or 4200s. Also PSYC W1420 and W1480
  2. Group II—Psychobiology and neuroscience: courses numbered in the 2400s, 3400s, or 4400s. Also PSYC W1010
  3. Group III—Social, personality, and abnormal: courses numbered in the 2600s, 3600s, or 4600s. Also PSYC W1450 and W1455

No course may be counted twice in fulfillment of the above requirements.

Seminar requirement

One seminar course, numbered in the 3000s or 4000s, must be taken for 3 or more points. Seminars are usually taken in the senior year as a culmination of the major program. Seminar courses require permission of the instructor; students are advised to contact instructors one month prior to registration to obtain permission to register. Note that Honors and Supervised individual research courses (PSYC W3920 and W3950) are not seminar courses and will not meet the seminar requirement.

No course may be counted twice in fulfillment of the above major requirements, with the following exception: a seminar course may fulfill both the seminar requirement and a group requirement if it meets the criteria for both.

Research credits

No more than 4 points of Supervised individual research (PSYC W3950) may be taken in any one term, and no more than 8 points total of research and field work courses (PSYC W3950, BC3466, BC3473, BC3592 and BC3599) may be applied toward the major. (See below for further restrictions on applying Barnard courses toward the psychology major.)

Barnard courses

No more than 9 points from Barnard psychology courses may be applied as credit toward the major. The table of approved Barnard psychology courses indicates which courses have been approved for specific requirements of the psychology major. Courses not on the approved list may only be applied toward a specific requirement with prior written approval from a program adviser. Courses not on the approved list for a specific requirement may be applied as elective credit toward the 30 points for the major.

Transfer credits

No more than 9 transfer credits (including Barnard credits) are accepted toward the psychology major. Approval of transfer credits on a student’s Entrance Credit Report toward general requirements for the B.A. degree does not grant approval of these credits toward the psychology major. Approval of transfer credits to fulfill psychology requirements must be obtained in writing from a psychology program adviser on the Major Requirement Substitution Form. To be approved for the major, a course taken at another institution should be substantially similar to one offered by the department and the grade received must be a B- or better. With the exception of approved Barnard courses, students should consult one of the directors of undergraduate studies before registering for psychology courses outside the department.

Students who have completed an introductory psychology course at another institution prior to declaring a psychology major should consult one of the directors of undergraduate studies to verify whether or not this course meets departmental standards for major transfer credit. If transfer credit toward the major is not approved, the student must enroll in PSYC W1001 or PSYC BC1001 to complete this major requirement. Note that College Board Advanced Placement (AP) psychology scores do not satisfy the PSYC W1001 requirement, nor do they confer elective credit toward the major.

For a Major in Neuroscience and Behavior

Please read Regulations for all Psychology Majors, Concentrators, and Interdepartmental Majors above.

The department cosponsors an interdepartmental major in neuroscience and behavior with the Department of Biological Sciences. For assistance in planning the psychology portion of the neuroscience and behavior major, refer to the Program Planning Tips website and use the appropriate Major Requirement Checklist.

No course may be counted twice in fulfillment of the biology or psychology requirements described below. Most graduate programs in neuroscience also require one year of calculus, one year of physics, and chemistry through organic.

Required Courses

In addition to one year of general chemistry (or the high school equivalent), ten courses are required to complete the major—five from the Department of Biological Sciences and five from the Department of Psychology. For the definitive list of biology requirements, see The Department of Biological Sciences website.

Required Biology Courses

  1. BIOL C2005 Introduction to biology I: biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology
  2. BIOL C2006 Introduction to biology II: cell biology and physiology
  3. BIOL W3004 Cellular and molecular neurobiology
  4. BIOL W3005 Systems neurobiology
  5. One additional 3000- or 4000-level biology course from a list approved by the biology adviser to the program.

Required Psychology Courses

  1. PSYC W1001 The Science of psychology
  2. PSYC W1010 Mind, brain, and behavior or PSYC W2450 Behavioral neuroscience
  3. A statistics or lab course chosen from among the following:
    • PSYC W1420 Experimental psychology: human behavior
    • PSYC W1450 Experimental psychology: social cognition and emotion
    • PSYC W1480 Experimental psychology: perception and attention
    • PSYC W1610 Introductory statistics for behavioral scientists
    • STAT W1111 Introduction to statistics (without calculus)
    • STAT W1211 Introduction to statistics (with calculus)
  4. One additional 2000- or 3000-level psychology lecture course from a list approved by the psychology adviser to the program.
  5. One advanced psychology seminar from a list approved by the psychology adviser to the program.

Transfer credit for Psychology courses taken elsewhere

Students should consult a psychology adviser before registering for psychology courses offered outside the department. With the adviser's approval, one, and only one, course from another institution, including Barnard, may be applied toward the psychology portion of the neuroscience and behavior major. Students who wish to obtain credit for a course taken at Barnard or at another institution should complete the Major Requirement Substitution Form. To be approved for the major, the course should be substantially similar to one offered by this department and approved for this major, and the grade received must be a C- or better if from Barnard, or B- or better if from another institution. Advanced placement (AP) psychology scores will not satisfy the PSYC W1001 requirement.

Exceptions to Biology Requirements

Any exceptions must be approved in advance by a biology adviser and students must receive an email notification of that approval. Students may substitute Barnard College courses only with prior permission from an adviser.

For a Concentration in Psychology

Please read Regulations for all Psychology Majors, Concentrators, and Interdepartmental Majors above.

A concentration in psychology requires a minimum of 18 points, including The science of psychology (PSYC W1001) and courses in at least two of the three groups listed under “Distribution requirement” for the psychology major. Restrictions on research credits, Barnard credits, and transfer credits are modified from those of the psychology major as follows: (1) only 4 points total from PSYC W3950, BC3466, BC3473, BC3592 and BC3599, (2) only 5 points from Barnard (including PSYC BC1001), and (3) only 5 points total (including any Barnard points) from psychology courses taken outside the department may be applied toward the concentration. Except as noted above, other regulations outlined in the psychology major section regarding grades, transfer credits, and overlapping courses also apply toward the concentration.

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.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC W1001
PSYC
1001
22276
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
501 SCHERMERHORN HALL
P. Lindemann 164 / 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 147 / 150 [ More Info ]
PSYC
1001
10726
002
MW 8:40a - 9:55a
TBA
K. Taylor 97 / 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.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
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.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
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.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
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.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W1450
PSYC
1450
28937
001
M 4:10p - 6:00p
TBA
K. Ochsner 53 / 60 [ More Info ]

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

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
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 6 / 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.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
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 29 / 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.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
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 ]

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.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W2220
PSYC
2220
69639
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
J. Metcalfe 61 / 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.

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.

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Days & Times/
Location
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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.

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Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
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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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W2440
PSYC
2440
61945
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
M. Miozzo 52 / 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.

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Section
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Location
Instructor Enrollment
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.

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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W2460
PSYC
2460
71650
001
TuTh 8:40a - 9:55a
TBA
C. Hart 93 / 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.

Course
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Section
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Location
Instructor Enrollment
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 39 / 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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Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W2620
PSYC
2620
17834
001
TuTh 6:10p - 7:25p
TBA
E. McCaskill 108 / 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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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W2630
PSYC
2630
75049
001
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
T. Higgins 139 / 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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Location
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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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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: PSYC W2670
PSYC
2670
28048
001
TuTh 8:40a - 9:55a
614 SCHERMERHORN HALL
J. Curley 33 / 95 [ More Info ]

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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Section
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Location
Instructor Enrollment
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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Location
Instructor Enrollment
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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Location
Instructor Enrollment
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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Location
Instructor Enrollment
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 11 / 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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Location
Instructor Enrollment
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 7 / 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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Location
Instructor Enrollment
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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Location
Instructor Enrollment
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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Location
Instructor Enrollment
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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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC W3628
PSYC
3628
11197
001
W 12:10p - 2:00p
200C SCHERMERHORN HALL
C. Webb 12 [ 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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Section
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Location
Instructor Enrollment
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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Location
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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
001
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
005
TBA N. Graham 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
90849
006
TBA C. Hart 2 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
13782
007
TBA T. Higgins 6 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
11298
008
TBA J. Hirsch 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
12748
009
TBA D. Hood 2 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
13146
010
TBA S. Iyengar 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
13599
011
TBA D. Krantz 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
16096
012
TBA H. Lau 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
16497
013
TBA L. Matin 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
16896
014
TBA J. Metcalfe 2 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
17248
015
TBA W. Mischel 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
20846
016
TBA D. Mobbs 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
21347
017
TBA M. Morris 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
21799
018
TBA K. Ochsner 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
22348
019
TBA V. Purdie-Vaughns 4 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
22748
020
TBA L. Putnam 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
23246
021
TBA B. Rakitin 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
23749
022
TBA D. Shohamy 1 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
26197
023
TBA R. Silver 0 [ More Info ]
PSYC
3950
27346
024
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 0 [ 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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Section
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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
3 / 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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Section
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Location
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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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Call Number/
Section
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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].

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: PSYC G4235
PSYC
4235
29302
001
TBA N. Graham 1 / 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.

Course
Number
Call Number/
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 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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Location
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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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Call Number/
Section
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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.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
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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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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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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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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Spring 2014 :: PSYC G4615
PSYC
4615
64031
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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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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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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.