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Neuroscience Perspectives on Psychopathologies
PSYC 247
Summer 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: NS&B 217

The goals of this component of the course are to (1) acquaint students with the signs and symptoms, cognitive sequelae, and functional consequences of a range of DSM-IV-defined psychiatric categories, e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar illness, depression, attention-deficit disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder and to introduce standardized methods for describing and quantifying symptoms and cognitive skills in these disorders; (2) begin to critically evaluate links between disordered behavior and disrupted activity in anatomically- and neurochemically-defined neural systems based on contemporary structural and functional neuroimaging methodology, as well as links between common features of disordered behavior in psychiatric syndromes and neurological illnesses with well-defined pathophysiology; and (3) describe how emerging information regarding neural correlates of disordered behavior aids development of novel treatment technologies.

Essential Capabilities: Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
Two integrative papers with feedback from instructors will permit acquisition of written communication skills. Critical analysis of extant research data through the textbook and reading in the primary research literature will permit development of quantitative reasoning skills.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PSYC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PSYC101 OR PSYC105
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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