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100

Introduction to Psychology (I and II; 3, 2)

A survey of concepts, principles, and theories of an empirical science of behavior.

203

Learning (I and II; 3, 0)

The study of basic mechanisms of associative learning in motivated behavior, especially Pavlovian and operant conditioning in the behaviors of various species. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or ANBE 266 or NEUR 100 or permission of the instructor.

204

Human Cognition (I and II; 3, 0)

A survey of the theories and methods employed in studying human mental abilities. Issues include attention, memory, language, problem solving, and decision making. Prerequisite: NEUR 100 or PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor.

207

Developmental Psychology (I and II; 3, 0)

Study of stages, sequences, and processes in normal child development, prenatal through childhood. Emphasis on interaction of nature and nurture in cognitive, social, emotional development. Prerequisite: PSYC 100, EDUC 201 is accepted as an alternate prerequisite for students who are Education Bachelor of Science majors, or permission of the instructor.

209

Social Psychology (I and II; 3, 0)

Theories of social influence and social interaction, their empirical foundations and implications for the individual and society. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor.

210

Psychopathology (I and II; 3, 1)

Covers theories and research on psychological disorders. Emphasis is on empirically based approaches to psychopathology including (but not limited to) developmental, cognitive and neuroscientific approaches. Prerequisites: PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor.

211

Health Psychology (I or II; 3, 0)

An introduction to theory and research in health psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor.

212

Emotion (I; 3, 0)

An introduction to theory and research in the psychology of emotion. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor.

213

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (I and II; 3, 1)

A critical introduction to psychological disorders, theories of their causes, and approaches to their treatments. Includes an observational practicum in a psychiatric facility. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor.

215

Psychological Statistics (I and II; 3, 1)

An introduction to basic statistical analyses in psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 100, NEUR 100, or ANBE 266 or permission of the instructor.

227

Cross-cultural Psychology (AI or AII; 3, 0)

We will examine the proposition that mind and behavior are inseparable from culture across a broad spectrum of cultures around the world. Prerequisite: PSYC 100.

228

Personality Psychology (I and II; 3, 0)

Evaluation of theory and research on personality, including consideration of classic theories and their applications in current research. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor.

232

Psychology of Women (I or II; 3, 0)

Considers experiences of girls and women, gender differences, attitudes toward women, and issues of particular concern to women such as domestic violence, body image, and sexual assault. Crosslisted as WMST 231.

233

Black Psychology (I or II; 3, 0)

Black self-concept, the black family and self-awareness, ''black English,'' skin color and physical attractiveness standards, black self-esteem, black views on prejudice and discrimination.

234

Introduction to Sport Psychology (S; 3, 0)

Considers the individual difference factors influencing athletic performance (e.g., cognitive, behavioral, and emotion). Also considers psychological processes operating in group (e.g., cohesion, leadership, aggression, and audience effects).

235

Human Sexuality (II; 3, 0)

A survey of physiological, psychological, social, cultural, and developmental considerations in understanding human sexuality, including sexual behavior, identity, health and relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor.

236

Drugs and Behavior (I; 3, 0)

How drugs of abuse work in the brain and how they affect behavior. Theories of addiction and addiction treatment, and issues of how drug use impacts individuals, families, and societies will be discussed. Prerequisite: PSYC 100.

242

Positive Psychology (I; 3, 0)

This course explores the scientific study of factors that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The class is taught at a nearby prison with both Bucknell and incarcerated students. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor. Not open to first year students.

248

Developmental Psychobiology (II; 3, 0)

Addresses development in humans from conception through adolescence with some comparative analysis with non-humans. Emphasis on both normal and atypical cognitive, neuropsychological and neurobiological development. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or NEUR 100. Crosslisted as NEUR 248.

250

Biopsychology (I and II; 3, 0)

Biological bases of behavior and their relationship to motivation, learning, and perception. Prerequisite: one of the following: NEUR 100, PSYC 100, BIOL 206, ANBE 266 or permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as NEUR 250.

252

Sensation and Perception (I and II; 3, 0)

Anatomy and functions of the sensory systems: vision, audition, kinesthesis, vestibular sensation, taste and smell, with emphasis on theory and abnormalities of the human sensory systems. Prerequisite: NEUR 100 or PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.

266

Animal Behavior (I; 3, 0)

A survey of important theories, issues, and empirical techniques in the interdisciplinary field of animal behavior, emphasizing both proximate and ultimate explanations for behavior. Crosslisted as ANBE 266/BIOL 266.

270

South Africa: Social Entrepreneurship (S; 15, 0)

The course examines the legacy of apartheid and the role of social entrepreneurship in transforming communities. Student are placed in community organizations in nearby townships. May be crosslisted as ECON 270 or MGMT 270. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

288

Applied Research Methods Seminar in Language (I or II; 3, 0)

Research methods in language; especially development and acquisition in infants and toddlers. Prerequisites: PSYC 215 or MATH 216 and prerequisite or corequisite: PSYC 207 or LING 230.

289

Applied Research Methods Seminar in Health Psychology (I or II; 3, 0)

Introduction to research methods commonly used in health psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 215 or MATH 216 and prerequisite or corequisite PSYC 211.

290

Applied Research Methods Seminar in Physiological Psychology (I or II; 0, 3)

Laboratory research to accompany PSYC 250 Physiological Psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 215 or MATH 216 and prerequisite or corequisite PSYC 250.

291

Applied Research Methods Seminar in Abnormal Psychology (I and II; 0, 3)

Laboratory and/or field research to accompany PSYC 210 Abnormal Psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 215 or MATH 216 and prerequisite or corequisite PSYC 210 or PSYC 248.

292

Applied Research Methods Seminar in Sensation and Perception (I or II; 0, 3)

Laboratory and/or field research to accompany PSYC 252 Sensation and Perception. Prerequisites: PSYC 215 or MATH 216 and prerequisite or corequisite PSYC 252.

293

Applied Research Methods Seminar in Learning (I and II; 0, 3*)

Laboratory and/or field research to accompany PSYC 203 Learning. Prerequisites: PSYC 215 or MATH 216 and prerequisite or corequisite PSYC 203.

294

Applied Research Methods Seminar in Human Cognition (I and II; 0, 3)

Laboratory to accompany PSYC 204 Human Cognition. Prerequisites: PSYC 215 or MATH 216 and prerequisite or corequisite PSYC 204.

295

Applied Research Methods Seminar in Emotion (I and II; 0, 3)

Laboratory-based research on the psychosocial causes, characteristics, and consequences of human emotion. Prerequisites: PSYC 215 or MATH 216 and prerequisite or corequisite PSYC 212.

296

Applied Research Methods Seminar in Animal Behavior (I or II; 0, 3)

Laboratory and/or field research to accompany PSYC 266 Animal Behavior. Prerequisites: PSYC 215 or MATH 216 and prerequisite or corequisite PSYC 266. Crosslisted as ANBE 296.

297

Applied Research Methods Seminar in Developmental Psychology (I and II; 0, 3)

Students conduct observational research of children's behavior at Sunflower Child Care Center near campus. Prerequisites: PSYC 215 or MATH 216 and prerequisite or corequisite PSYC 207.

298

Applied Research Methods Seminar in Personality (I and II; 0, 3)

Laboratory, field, or applied research to accompany PSYC 228 Personality Psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 215 or MATH 216 and prerequisite or corequisite PSYC 228.

299

Applied Research Methods Seminar in Social Psychology (I and II; 0, 3)

Laboratory and/or field research to accompany PSYC 209 Social Psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 215 or MATH 216 and prerequisite or corequisite PSYC 209.

300

Infancy (II; 3, 0)

Advanced seminar on human infancy as viewed from cognitive, developmental, and evolutionary psychology. Includes implications for infant survival and early education. Prerequisite: PSYC 204, PSYC 207, PSYC 248, PSYC 252, or PSYC 266.

301

History of Psychology (II; 3, 0)

A history of scholarly ideas about thought, feelings, and behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 100.

302

Cognitive Development (II; 3, 0)

Advanced seminar on how our cognitive system changes from the prenatal period to adolescence. Focuses on selected topics in the development of attention, memory, language, and concepts. Includes implications for education in formal and informal settings. Prerequisite: PSYC 207 or PSYC 204.

303

Critical Psychologies (AII; 3, 0)

Critical psychologies (e.g., critical liberation, radical) are progressive alternatives to mainstream psychology, emphasizing untoward consequences of the mainstream focus on the individual. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. A service-learning practicum is part of the course.

304

Advanced Developmental Psychology (I or II; 3, 0)

Analysis of selected topics in human development, such as gender issues, or religious and spiritual development, or other topics. Prerequisite: PSYC 207 or permission of the instructor.

305

Developmental Psychopathology (I or II; 3, 0)

Addresses the behavioral phenotypes of a variety of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders in the context of theories and processes of normal development. Genetic and neurobiological underpinnings of disorders are discussed. Prerequisites: NEUR 248 or PSYC 248 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as NEUR 305.

306

Advanced Abnormal Psychology (I or II; 3, 0)

Analysis of specific topics in the fields of psychopathology and/or clinical psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 210 or permission of the instructor.

307

Culture and Child Development (I or II; 3, 0)

Study of culture-specific and universal processes in child development in diverse societies. Focus on cultural influences on social, emotional, and cognitive development, and on parenting, family, and education contexts and practices. Prerequisite: PSYC 207 or permission of the instructor.

311

Advanced Health Psychology (I or II; 3, 0)

Advanced seminar considering current topics in health psychology, potentially including health behavior change, adolescent risk behavior, and/or social determinants of health. Prerequisite: one of the following: PSYC 211, PSYC 209, PSYC 207 or permission of the instructor.

315

Language Development (I or II; 3, 0)

Advanced seminar examining how children learn the sounds, words, and grammar of their language. Special topics might include the social use of language, bilingualism, literacy, second language learning, or language disorders. Prerequisite: one of the following: PSYC 207, PSYC 204, LING 230 or permission of the instructor.

316

Advanced Social Psychology (I or II; 3, 0)

Consideration of experimental and theoretical issues in social psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 209 or 228 or permission of the instructor.

317

Comparative Animal Cognition (I or II; 3, 0)

Advanced seminar in issues of nature/nurture, learning, development, and adaptation, in behaviors such as foraging, mating, and communication in several species. Prerequisites: PSYC/ANBE 266 and PSYC 203. Crosslisted as ANBE 317.

318

Cognitive Aging (I or II; 3, 0)

Seminar discussing the development and changes in cognition in senior citizens. Topics include memory, language, attention, and decision-making. Prerequisite: PSYC 252 or PSYC 204 or permission of the instructor.

319

Topics in Psychology (I or II; R; 3, 0)

Occasional seminars on selected topics of current interest in psychology. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

320

Children's Studies (I; 3, 2-4)

Critical examination of childhood from multiple disciplinary lenses. Topics include children's advertising and consumerism, child labor, child soldiers, children's spirituality, children in diverse cultures, children and the arts. In this service-learning course students work with children/youth in field placements (e.g., Geisinger Children's Hospital, residential treatment centers). Prerequisite: senior status.

324

Advanced Psychological Statistics (I or II; 3, 0)

A survey of advanced statistical techniques with emphasis on analysis and interpretation of experimental and correlational data. Prerequisites: PSYC 215 or equivalent and permission of the instructor.

325

Advanced Personality Theory (I or II; 3, 0)

Consideration of current issues in personality psychology. Possible topics include: persons and situations, personality and health, and personality and relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 228 or permission of the instructor.

326

Language and Cognition (II; 3, 0)

Advanced study of language perception, production, acquisition, evolution, computational models and neural mechanisms. Focus on recent developments in the field. Crosslisted as LING 326. Prerequisite: a 200-level linguistics course or a 200-level psychology course from cluster A.

327

Children's Social Development (I or II; 3, 0)

Seminar in children's relationships with parents, siblings, and peers in childhood/adolescence, and links between thee social relationship and children's development in other domains. Prerequisite: PSYC 207 or permission of the instructor.

328

Undergraduate Research II (I or II; S; R; 0, 3)

Research or other independent study with a faculty member outside of the psychology department. Research topics may be posed by students or faculty. Cannot be counted towards the psychology major. Prerequisite: permission of the supervisor, Psychology Chair approval.

329

Undergraduate Research (I or II; S; R; 0, 3) Half to full course.

Research or other independent study on any aspect of psychology. Research topics may be posed by students or faculty. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

330

Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland (S; 15, 0) 1.5 courses.

Psychological and social aspects of the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. This is the seminar course in the Bucknell in Northern Ireland program. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as GEOG 330.

336

Psychology Research in Denmark (S; R; 3, 0) Half course.

Design and conduct research in Denmark on child development, family and parenting, and/or education as part of Bucknell in Denmark summer program. Corequisite: PSYC 337. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

337

Child Development in Denmark (S; 3, 0)

Core course in Bucknell in Denmark summer program. Focus on child development in Denmark and Nordic countries with comparison to U.S. Practicum included. Prerequisites: enrollment in Bucknell in Denmark program and permission of the instructor.

339

Psychology of Music (I or II; 3, 0)

Seminar examining how musicians and non-musicians comprehend, remember, perform, and respond to music, including developmental aspects. Some background in music is required. Prerequisites: PSYC 204 or PSYC 252 and permission of the instructor.

340

Behavioral Neuroscience (I or II; 3, 0)

Advanced study of the relationship between the brain and behavior. Seminar discussion of complex problems in the field of behavior neuroscience including genetics, mood disorders, drug abuse, cognition and consciousness. Crosslisted as NEUR 340. Prerequisite: PSYC 250.

344

Developmental Brain Research (II; R; 3, 0)

Students learn a variety of assessment techniques in developmental neuropsychology and neuroscience (including EEG) and conduct quantitative research culminating in written and oral reports. Crosslisted as NEUR 344. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

348

Behavioral Pharmacology (II; 3, 0)

Focus on drugs that affect the nervous system, drugs of abuse, therapeutic drugs, drug action, behavioral changes as a result of long-term drug use, animal models and human studies. Prerequisites: PSYC 250 or BIOL 205 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as NEUR 348.

349

Human Neuropsychology (I or II; 3, 0)

Brain mechanisms of language, memory, and other processes as revealed by studies of human brain activity or pathology. Prerequisite: PSYC 204 or PSYC 250 or PSYC 252 or permission of the instructor.

350

Culminating Research Experience+ (I; 3, 0)

This seminar turns a research project into a Culminating Experience. Covers research, ethics, proposal writing, public speaking, data presentation, and other professional issues. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

352

Advanced Perception (I or II; 3, 0)

Advanced seminar in face perception, including issues of holism, uniqueness, language, emotion, and race. Prerequisite: PSYC 204, PSYC 250, or PSYC 252 and permission of the instructor.

360

Honors Thesis (I and II; R)

Prerequisite: permission of the department.

369

Psychology of Beauty and Attraction (I or II; 3, 0)

Examination of research on beauty and attraction from an evolutionary perspective. Prerequisites: PSYC 209 and permission of the instructor.

370

Primate Behavior and Ecology (I; 3, 3*)

Introduction to research on prosimians, monkeys, and apes with emphasis on the evolutionary origin of diversity, habitat use, social structure, social behavior, and cognitive abilities. Prerequisites: BIOL 122 or BIOL 208, or ANBE/BIOL/PSYC 266, and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ANBE/BIOL 370.

371

Primate Cognition (AI or AII; 3, 0*)

An investigation into the cognitive abilities and capacities of nonhuman primates emphasizing a comparative perspective. Prerequisites: ANBE 266 or BIOL 266 or PSYC 266 and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ANBE 371.

Courses offered occasionally

233 Black Psychology, 309 Appetite and Eating Behavior, 314 Cognitive Development Research, 373 Psychology of Race and Gender.

+Students only sign up for PSYC 350 (which meets only 1 hour a week, in most weeks), not Independent (PSYC 329) or Honors (PSYC 360) research course. Students thereby get one credit in total, but turn the research experience into a Culminating Experience.

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