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Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (FYS)
Fall 2024
Section: 01  

This First Year Seminar uses examples of stressful and traumatic exposures to war-time combat and interpersonal violence drawn from literature, film, and real life, to study the continua of changes to psychological and biological mechanisms involved in the human response to life threatening experiences. Psychiatric diagnosis of the response to stress and trauma are introduced and the utility and limitations of the descriptive approach are considered. Key mechanisms studied include those from the psychological domains of fear and anxiety, memory and cognition, habits and reward processing, and social processes. Alterations in these mechanisms are used to illustrate the manner in which trauma alters human behavior in ways that can be both adaptive and problematic. Students in this course also learn how to methodically read, interpret, and explain findings from scientific journal articles; oral presentations developed in class are used to create outlines for written assignments throughout the semester that, in turn, serve as building blocks for a final paper.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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