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Seminar in Social Neuroscience
PSYC 334
Spring 2023
Section: 01  

One of the most complex functions we (and other animals) exhibit is the ability to interact with other members of our species. Social behavior, in turn, depends on processes at scales ranging from the entire nervous system down to the effects of individual hormones and genes. This course will examine phenomena such as facial processing, attributions of agency and mental states, aggression, dominance, social isolation, in-group/out-group identification, and group decision-making.

To understand these concepts, we will discuss experimental findings that employ a variety of methods, ranging from behavioral studies to physiological assays, but with particular emphasis on methods from cognitive neuroscience. As we discuss primary research in the field, students will not only gain insight into the specific social behaviors covered, but a broader understanding of research approaches in psychology and neuroscience. Foundations of Contemporary Psychology (PSYC 105) is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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