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San José State University College of Social Science, Department of Psychology Psyc 230, Graduate Seminar in Physiological Psych, Section 1 Spring, 2010 Instructor: Dr. Cheryl Chancellor-Freeland Office Location: DMH 317 Telephone: (408) ( 924-5645 ) Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Thurs. 1:30 – 2:30 pm, or by appointment Class Days/Time: Tu/Thurs 12:00 – 11:45 a.m. Classroom: DMH 308 Prerequisites: Psyc 1 (Intro to Psych), Psyc 30 (Biopsychology), Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page at http://www.sjsu.edu/people/cheryl.chancellor- freeland/ or accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page. Course Description Topics to be explored involve those concerning neuroscience. This course deals with the physiological, neuroimmunological, endocrinological, and neurochemical substrates underlying behavior. Specifically, discussions will concentrate on a selective examination of interactive mechanisms and systems associated with psychopathology, stress, neuroplasticity and motivation. The course will also introduce students to current methods and techniques used in neuroscience research. The format for the course is seminar, and class participation is an important component . Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives Psychology 230 is designed for graduate level students of psychology or biology. The purpose of this course is to review basic introductory knowledge and to provide in depth examination and critical analysis of specific topics and methodologies in the field of neuroscience. Students completing the course are expected to gain significant understanding of select topics as well as to be able to critically evaluate and discuss published neuroscience research. Graduate Seminar in Physiological Psychology, Psyc 230, Spring 2010 Page 1 of 10
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Although this course is seminar in nature, some lecture is provided to ensure basic understanding of specific topics. Group discussion and presentation will form the major portion of the course. The final paper is an individual endeavor that will allow students to explore one topic in depth. Recommended Texts/Readings Text: Bear, M. F. (2007). Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain (3 rd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Additional Reading and Resources : Handouts will be provided to supplement reading. Check the site when directed to do so. Writing Assistance: http://psychology.about.com/science/psychology/msub_writing.htm Website (Spartan Web Wizard): http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty_and_staff/faculty_detail.jsp? id=2691 Research and plagiarism assistance: http://tutorials.sjlibrary.org/tutorial/index.html Library Liaison The SJSU librarian specializes in social sciences and may serve as a resource for the development of research ideas and for finding the most appropriate research materials.
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