Psych 110: Fundamentals of Learning
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisites: courses 10, 100A. Designed for juniors/seniors. Experimental findings on animal and human conditioning; retention and transfer of training; relation of learning and motivation. Intended to provide empirical basis for theory and research in this area. P/NP or letter grading.
Psych 112D: Animal Cognition
Lecture, 90 minutes; discussion 90 minutes. Requisites: courses 10, 100A, 110. Designed for juniors/seniors. Investigation of the scientific study of cognition and behavior in animals. Animal cognition is a vital contemporary area of psychology that deals with the evolution of cognition and intelligence. Topics covered will include perception and attention, working and reference memory, spatial cognition, timing and counting, concept formation and abstract reasoning. Most of our discussions will focus on laboratory findings with animals, but viewed from an evolutionary framework that is concerned with the natural histories of animals. P/NP or letter grading.
Psych 118: Comparative Psychology
Prerequisites: course 115, junior psychology major standing. Survey of determinants of species-specific behavior, including genetic influences and learning.
Psych 19 (Fiat Lux): Tool Use and Causal Cognition in Animals (Winter, 2008; Winter 2009)
Psych 19 (Fiat Lux): Human Evolution and Human Health: A Practicum (Spring, 2011; Fall 2011)
Psych 19 (Fiat Lux): The Mind of the Dog (Spring, 2016, Spring 2017)
Psych 200C: Animal Cognition (a.k.a. Representational Processes) (*L&B Area Core Course)
Lecture, three hours. Review research and theory on perception and attention, working and reference memory, associative learning, spatial cognition, timing and counting, serial pattern learning, concept formation and abstract reasoning. S/U or letter grading.
Psych 201: Learning and Behavior
NS 211C: Literature Based Seminar (Spring, 08)