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PSY 201 Mind and Behavior 3 Credits
This course is an introductory level course on human mind and behavior, designed to provide an overview of scientific psychology. The major goal of this course is to introduce theoretical perpectives as well as the empirical findings in psychology. In doing so, the course also aims to highlight both the interaction of psychological sciences with other allied disciplines and the impact of psychological findings in applied fields. In this regard, the course will present an oppurtunity for students with different backgrounds to explore links between their own fields of interest and study and psychology.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Mind and Behavior 3
Fall 2017-2018 Mind and Behavior 3
Summer 2016-2017 Mind and Behavior 3
Spring 2016-2017 Mind and Behavior 3
Fall 2016-2017 Mind and Behavior 3
Spring 2015-2016 Mind and Behavior 3
Fall 2015-2016 Mind and Behavior 3
Spring 2014-2015 Mind and Behavior 3
Fall 2014-2015 Mind and Behavior 3
Fall 2013-2014 Mind & Behavior (PSY301) 3
Fall 2012-2013 Mind & Behavior (PSY301) 3
Summer 2011-2012 Mind & Behavior (PSY301) 3
Fall 2011-2012 Mind & Behavior (PSY301) 3
Fall 2007-2008 Mind & Behavior (PSY301) 3

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Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 303 Research Methods 3 Credits
This course provides students with skills at all levels to carry out a research study in the field of psychology and more general behavioral sciences. Students gain hands-on experience and guidance in designing and completing a research projects and develop a critical eye in evaluating empirical work.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Research Methods 3
Fall 2017-2018 Research Methods 3
Summer 2016-2017 Research Methods 3
Spring 2016-2017 Research Methods 3
Fall 2016-2017 Research Methods 3
Spring 2015-2016 Research Methods 3
Fall 2015-2016 Research Methods 3
Spring 2014-2015 Research Methods 3
Fall 2014-2015 Research Methods 3
Spring 2013-2014 Empirical Research 3
Fall 2013-2014 Empirical Research 3
Fall 2012-2013 Empirical Research 3

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Corequisite: PSY 303L
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 7 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 303L Research Methods Lab 0 Credit
This lab course provides the students with the necessary skills for data analysis using a statistical software (SPSS).

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Research Methods Lab 0
Fall 2017-2018 Research Methods Lab 0
Summer 2016-2017 Research Methods Lab 0
Spring 2016-2017 Research Methods Lab 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: PSY 303
ECTS Credit: ECTS / NONE ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 310 Cognitive Processes 3 Credits
An introduction to the basic concepts of cognitive psychology, the course surveys areas such as perception, attention, memory and language, and thought. Empirical behavioral evidence about these areas are complemented by recent biological and neuropsychological perspectives and findings.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Cognitive Processes 3
Fall 2017-2018 Cognitive Processes 3
Spring 2016-2017 Cognitive Processes 3
Fall 2016-2017 Cognitive Processes 3
Fall 2015-2016 Cognitive Processes 3
Spring 2014-2015 Cognitive Processes 3
Fall 2014-2015 Cognitive Processes 3
Spring 2013-2014 Cognitive Processes 3
Spring 2012-2013 Cognitive Processes 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 315 Memory 3 Credits
This course will provide the students with an overview to the scientific study of human memory. Topics that are covered include, but not limited to, memory systems and processes; such as encoding, forgetting; memory disorders and developmental approaches. Everyday applications of memory will also be explored.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Memory 3
Spring 2016-2017 Memory 3
Spring 2015-2016 Memory 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 317 Learning 3 Credits
This course is a comprehensive introduction to the elementary forms of learning that have been the focus of research for much of the 20th century. The students learn? the theories of learning; from habituation, classical conditioning, and instrumental conditioning to stimulus control, aversive control, and their applications to the study of cognition. The course also covers how findings from animal research relate to human learning and behavior, and touches base with the main concepts in neurophysiology offering insights into neural substrates of learning processes.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Learning 3
Fall 2016-2017 Learning 3
Fall 2015-2016 Learning 3
Fall 2014-2015 Learning 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 320 Developmental Psychology 3 Credits
A comprehensive overview of contemporary developmental science, studying the contribution of a developmental perspective (changes with age) to major questions in the field of psychology, such as thinking, memory, self etc. Recurring themes would be continuity vs discontinuity of development, and nature-nurture sources of development. Research discussions include both classic and current studies within the field. Consideration is given both to biological and cultural influences on development.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2016-2017 Developmental Psychology 3
Fall 2015-2016 Developmental Psychology 3
Spring 2014-2015 Developmental Psychology 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 325 Infant Development 3 Credits
This course provides an overview of many of the important aspects of infant development over the first 2 years of life. This includes the development of the cognition, perception, language, temperament, personality, and social and emotional development. It covers the current debates within the field, and emprical experiments.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and (PSY 320 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 330 Individual Differences 3 Credits
This course is designed to provide an individual differences perspective to major fields of study within psychology, addressing questions such as: How and why do people differ? Does personality change over time? What are the physical, mental social consequences of personalities and intelligences? Implications of a wide range of individual differences (cultural, socio-economic, learning style, skill level, gender) are discussed.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Individual Differences 3
Fall 2016-2017 Individual Differences 3
Fall 2015-2016 Individual Differences 3
Fall 2014-2015 Individual Differences 3
Fall 2013-2014 Individual Differences: Intelligence&Personality 3
Fall 2012-2013 Individual Differences: Intelligence&Personality 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 340 Social Psychology 3 Credits
This course is an introduction to social psychology, the study of human interaction. Social psychology is concerned with the reciprocal influence between the social environment and people's attitudes and behaviors about themselves and others. This will be a survey course, offering an overview of the important topics that comprise the field of social psychology including: social influences, prosocial behavior, group processes, gender, authority, conformity, attitude formation, aggression, persuasion and propaganda, attraction, stereotypes, and self-esteem. Emphasis will be placed on learning basic theories about human behavior in social contexts, and applying such frameworks and research to real-life settings in politics, education, law, health care, etc.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Social Psychology 3
Spring 2016-2017 Social Psychology 3
Fall 2016-2017 Social Psychology 3
Spring 2015-2016 Social Psychology 3
Spring 2013-2014 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3
Spring 2012-2013 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3
Spring 2011-2012 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3
Fall 2010-2011 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3
Spring 2009-2010 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3
Fall 2008-2009 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3
Spring 2007-2008 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 343 Relationship Science 3 Credits
The goal of this course is to provide an overview of theories and research in the field of interpersonal relatipnships and family science. Topics of this course include, but are not limited to, interpersonal attraction, attachment, relationship maintenance, family violence, relationhip dissolution, and divorce.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 350 Introduction to Neuroscience 3 Credits
This course will focus on the biological basis of human behavior covering topics such as neural functioning (membrane potentials, ion channels, neurotransmitters, synapses, etc.), the basis of brain organization (cortices, nuclei, axonal paths, etc.), and main neural circuitries (sensory pathways, motor system, limbic system, autonomous nervous system etc.). There will be a particular emphasis to link these electrical, chemical, and anatomical notions to the behavioural output.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Introduction to Neuroscience 3
Fall 2017-2018 Introduction to Neuroscience 3
Spring 2016-2017 Introduction to Neuroscience 3
Fall 2016-2017 Introduction to Neuroscience 3
Summer 2015-2016 Biological Bases of Behavior 3
Fall 2015-2016 Biological Bases of Behavior 3
Fall 2014-2015 Biological Bases of Behavior 3
Fall 2013-2014 Biological Bases of Behavior 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 360 Abnormal Behavior 3 Credits
Theories and approaches to understanding psychopathology and treatment to, and prevention of abnormal behavior. Emphasis is on current theory, research, issues in, and the role of clinical psychology in contemporary society.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Abnormal Behavior 3
Spring 2016-2017 Abnormal Behavior 3
Fall 2015-2016 Abnormal Behavior 3
Fall 2013-2014 Abnormal Behavior (PSY308) 3
Spring 2012-2013 Abnormal Behavior (PSY308) 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 362 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3 Credits
This course is an overview of clinical applications of psychology. Topics to be covered are basic features of clinical assessment, basic features of clinical interventions, psychological testing, overview of psychotherapy models (psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioral, cognitive, group, family etc.) and research on clinical interventions. Clinical case examples as well as relevant movies and literary works will be used in order to demonstrate the workings of clinical psychology in practice.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3
Fall 2017-2018 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3
Spring 2016-2017 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3
Spring 2015-2016 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3
Spring 2014-2015 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3
Spring 2013-2014 Clinical Applications of Psychology (PSY430) 3

Prerequisite: PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 370 Emotion 3 Credits
This course will introduce students to the rapidly developing field of emotion science. Students will learn about the biological function, neurology, and physiology of emotions in humans and other animals, and about strategies for measuring and classifying emotions. The course will also examine interactions between emotion and cognitive functions, and how these can be used to understand and treat mental illnesses.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Emotion 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / NONE ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 380 Testing and Measurement 3 Credits
This course provides the students with necessary skills to measure psychological constructs as well as knowledge on test construction, validity and reliability issues. It also covers topics such as factor analysis and administration and scoring procedures of various types of tests, including standardized tests of intelligence.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Testing and Measurement 3
Spring 2016-2017 Testing and Measurement 3
Spring 2015-2016 Testing and Measurement 3
Spring 2014-2015 Testing and Measurement 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 382 Personality 3 Credits
This course aims to introduce students to different approaches in personality, such as, psychodynamic, cognitive, social learning, and trait approaches, and provide the background to evaluate and critique them.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2016-2017 Personality 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 398 Independent Study I 3 Credits
This course allows students to explore an area of academic interest not currently covered in regular course offerings. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning, including developing together a reading list, developing research skills, and gain hands-on experience in carrying out a research study. Students must receive the approval of a supervisor faculty member prior to enrollment.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Independent Study I 3
Fall 2016-2017 Independent Study I 3
Fall 2015-2016 Independent Study I 3
Fall 2014-2015 Independent Study I 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 399 Independent Study II 3 Credits
This course allows students to explore an area of academic interest not currently covered in regular course offerings. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning, including developing together a reading list, developing research skills, and gain hands-on experience in carrying out a research study. Students must receive the approval of a supervisor faculty member prior to enrollment.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Independent Study II 3
Spring 2016-2017 Independent Study II 3
Spring 2015-2016 Independent Study II 3
Spring 2013-2014 Independent Study 3
Fall 2013-2014 Independent Study 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 403 Advanced Research in Psychology 3 Credits
The goal of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills in literature review, data analysis, and writing. Topics of this course include, but are not limited to, hypothesis generation, structure of scientific articles, description of methods, and writing up scientific research papers.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Advanced Research in Psychology 3
Fall 2016-2017 Advanced Research in Psychology 3

Prerequisite: (PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and PSY 303 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 405 Culture and Cognition 3 Credits
This course provides students interested in cognition with the opportunity to study the social and cultural aspects of thinking. It uses a psychological, and at times cognitive scientific, lens to explore issues such as the relation of language and thought, narrative development, memory (individual and collective), emotion, morality, transmission of knowledge, concepts, implicit cognition. It will survey research and theory within social psychology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, and cross-cultural psychology and provide implications from and for philosophy, anthropology, literature, artificial intelligence, and politics. This course is also concerned with methodological and theoretical challenges in the integration of cultural perspectives in psychology

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2016-2017 Culture and Cognition 3
Spring 2015-2016 Culture and Cognition 3
Fall 2014-2015 Culture and Cognition 3
Spring 2011-2012 Culture and Cognition 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 410 Advanced Topics in Social and Cognitive Psychology 3 Credits
Specific content topics in social psychology and cognitive psychology for a better understanding of both fields. The particular focus may change each semester it is offered. Topics include not limited to moral psychology, emotion, memory processes, spatial cognition etc.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2012-2013 Advanced Topics in Social and Cognitive Psychology 3

Prerequisite: PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 414 Psychology of Language 3 Credits
This advanced level course includes topics such as biological, cognitive, social and cultural aspects of language, theories of language processing, and language development and disorders.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 415 Selected Topics in Memory and Cognition 3 Credits
This course provides students interested in cognitive psychology with the opportunity to explore a variety of popular research areas in depth. It will also include discussions about the methodological and technological challenges the field is faced with.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Selected Topics in Memory and Cognition 3
Spring 2015-2016 Selected Topics in Memory and Cognition 3

Prerequisite: (PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and PSY 310 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 421 Cognitive Development 3 Credits
This course reviews current research and theoretical issues about cognitive development. Major research areas that are covered are theory of mind, joint attention, language, memory, numerical cognition, social cognition, and implications of atypical cognitive development. Paralells with socioemotional development are also stressed.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Cognitive Development 3
Fall 2016-2017 Cognitive Development 3

Prerequisite: SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and (PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 320 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 422 Social Development 3 Credits
This course provides a broad overview of how children behave in and think about the social world. The topics include: innate and early-emerging social knowledge, moral development, social cognition, theory of mind, aggression, victimization, identity development, social categorization and bias, and the influence of peers & parents, and culture on development.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Social Development 3
Spring 2016-2017 Social Development 3

Prerequisite: SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and (PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 320 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 440 Topics in Psychology in the Public Interest 3 Credits
Applied aspects and the immediate implications of information derived from psychological science. The focus may change each semester that it is offered. Topics include but are not limited to educational psychology, health psychology, sports psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, policy implications in educational and legal issues.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Topics in Psychology in the Public Interest 3
Fall 2017-2018 Topics in Psychology in the Public Interest 3
Summer 2016-2017 Topics in Psychology in the Public Interest 3
Spring 2015-2016 Topics in Psychology in the Public Interest 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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PSY 445 Selected Topics in Social Psychology 3 Credits
This course provides students interested in social psychology with the opportunity to explore a variety of popular research areas in depth. It will also include discussions about the methodological and technological challenges the field is faced with.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Selected Topics in Social Psychology 3
Spring 2016-2017 Selected Topics in Social Psychology 3

Prerequisite: (PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and PSY 340 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 450 Cognitive Neuroscience 3 Credits
This course addresses the unique relationship between behavior and neural and chemical systems working together in the brain. The special emphasis of the course might change each semester that it is offered. Topics include but are not limited to basic brain anatomy and function, how we perceive the world around us, and brain organization and function that underlies complex behaviors such as emotion and learning.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Cognitive Neuroscience 3
Fall 2016-2017 Cognitive Neuroscience 3
Spring 2015-2016 Topics in Brain, Biology and Behavior 3
Spring 2013-2014 Topics in Brain, Biology and Behavior 3

Prerequisite: PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements: