Behavioral Methods in Affective Neuroscience|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster: Health Studies|
This research methods course teaches experimental design and methods in experimental psychopathology using tools to conduct behavioral research in cognitive-affective neuroscience. Course material includes studies from the contemporary psychopathology research literature, with a focus on cognition-emotion interactions. Methods taught will vary by semester and individual research projects and will include statistical procedures (e.g., repeated measures ANOVA), tools for conducting research and analyzing data (e.g., computer programming for stimuli presentation and data processing), and neuroimaging techniques (e.g., event-related potential). There is high expectation that those enrolled in this course will take initiative to extend their learning to areas for which they have specific interests related to the course objectives. Students are also expected to work independently.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(NS&B)(PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Sanislow, C. A., Morris, S. E., Pacheco, J., & Cuthbert, B. N. (in press). THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH DOMAIN CRITERIA: AN ALTERNATIVE FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE PSYCHOPATHOLOGY RESEARCH. In N. C. Andreasen (Ed.) New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry. New York: Oxford University Press.
Sanislow, C. A., Pine, D. S., Quinn, K. J., Kozak, M. J., Garvey, M. A., Heinssen, R. K, Wang, P. S., & Cuthbert, B. N. (2010). DEVELOPING CONSTRUCTS FOR PSYCHOPATHOLOGY RESEARCH: RESEARCH DOMAIN CRITERIA. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119(4), 631-639.
Berry, M. P., Tanovic, E., Joormann, J., & Sanislow, C. A. (2019). RELATION OF DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS TO SUSTAINED REWARD AND LOSS SENSITIVITY, Psychophysiology, 101, 1-12.
Patalano, A. L., Lolli, S. L., & Sanislow, C. A. (2018). GRATITUDE INTERVENTION MODULATES P3 AMPLITUDE IN A TEMPORAL DISCOUNTING TASK. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 133, 202-210.
Tanovic, E., Hajcak, G., & Sanislow C. A. (2017). RUMINATION IS ASSOCIATED WITH DIMINISHED PERFORMANCE MONITORING. Emotion, 17, 953-964.
Hajcak, G. (2012). WHAT WE'VE LEARNED FROM MISTAKES: INSIGHTS FROM ERROR-RELATED BRAIN ACTIVITY. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 101-106.
Luck, Steven J. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE EVENT-RELATED POTENTIAL TECHNIQUE, 2nd Edition (2014, MIT Press)
|Examination and Assignments: |
There are four areas of evaluation in this project based learning course: (1) Attendance and collaboration; (2) Presentation on an assigned topic or research article; (3) Progress on lab work, based goals defined at the beginning of the semester; and (4) A final project report that summarizes progress of your individualized learning objectives, and the goals accomplished during the semester, including a brief summary of research findings or progress, and plans for future work.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will work collaboratively in a small research group to study cognition-emotion interactions and behavioral indicators of psychopathology.
Prereqs: PSYC200 Statistics: An Activity-Based Approach (or equivalent), PSYC 200-level Research Methods, and PSYC251 Psychopathology.
In addition to submitting an electronic POI request, visit http://csanislow.faculty.wesleyan.edu/courses/ for instructions on how to be considered for enrollment.
|Instructor(s): Sanislow,Charles A. Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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