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Neural Costs of War

PSYC 329
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: NS&B 329
Certificates: Civic Engagement

The sequelae of psychological and physical trauma of war will be covered, and the neurobiological systems involved in stress reactions taught. Students will learn about resilience factors (genetic, biological, and psychological) to extreme stress, the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder, including the neural and psychological mechanisms that underlie the diagnosis. Social and interpersonal effects of war will be considered, reasons behind the burgeoning suicide rates will be examined, and recent scientific initiatives to address these problems of war will be examined.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning, Speaking
In addition to learning about the neurobiology of extreme stress, students will develop skills in ethical reasoning as they consider the social, cognitive and neural costs of war, and they will develop their speaking (and writing) skills in the seminar-format course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(CIVI-MN)(NS&B)(PSYC)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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