Sleep and Psychosocial Functioning in Youth|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
Have you ever wondered whether it's worthwhile to pull an all-nighter in hopes of improving your grades on an exam the next day? Have you ever noticed that you snack more when you're having trouble sleeping? And why is it that some individuals seem to have the most energy late at night, while others are most alert early in the morning? This course is designed to orient students to the fascinating world of sleep and psychosocial functioning. We will briefly explore the architecture of sleep and analyze theoretical explanations for the functions of sleep. The bulk of the course will focus on examining predictors and consequences of ("normal") sleep in relation to various aspects of psychosocial functioning, including mental health, interpersonal relationships, technology use, cognitive functioning, and chronotype. We will examine these associations specifically within the context of late childhood, adolescence, and emerging adulthood. As part of this course, you will have the opportunity to track your own sleep via an objective sleep monitor and keep a sleep diary for part of the course.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST)(PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Benham, G. (2021). STRESS AND SLEEP IN COLLEGE STUDENTS PRIOR TO AND DURING THE COVID┐19 PANDEMIC. Stress and Health, 37(3), 504-515.
Fuller-Rowell, T. E., Nichols, O. I., Burrow, A. L., Ong, A. D., Chae, D. H., & El-Sheikh, M. (2021). DAY-TO-DAY FLUCTUATIONS IN EXPERIENCES OF DISCRIMINATION: ASSOCIATIONS WITH SLEEP AND THE MODERATING ROLE OF INTERNALIZED RACISM AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 27(1), 107.
Hershner, S., & O'Brien, L. M. (2018). THE IMPACT OF A RANDOMIZED SLEEP EDUCATION INTERVENTION FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 14(3), 337-347.
Tarokh, L., Saletin, J. M., & Carskadon, M. A. (2016). SLEEP IN ADOLESCENCE: PHYSIOLOGY, COGNITION, AND MENTAL HEALTH. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, 70, 182.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Online Quizzes (15%), Article Critique Questions (15%), Final Exam (20%), Group Project (20%), Research Paper (25%); Paper Poster Presentation (5%)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have taken PSYC 105, Research Methods, and Statistics prior to enrollment.
|Instructor(s): Dubar,Royette Tavernier Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|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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