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Behavior Genetics
PSYC 335
Spring 2022
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: NS&B 335

This is a seminar exploring the role of genetic variation in behavioral tendencies in both humans and non-human animals. A discussion-based seminar format will cover topics including selective breeding for behavioral traits in non-human animals, evolutionary theories for natural selection of behavioral traits, research methods in behavior genetics, and ethical concerns within behavior genetics research. We will discuss the history and paradigm shifts in the field behavior genetics and critically evaluate empirical work evidencing the role in genetics in a variety of psychological and behavioral traits such as aggression, political orientation, and mental health.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode:
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PSYC105
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

Last Updated on APR-17-2024
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