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  • PSYCHOLOGY 101    Section:

    INTRO TO PSYCHOBIOLOGY

    Spring Quarter 2005

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1, 41.

    Team taught by Professors:

    Richard Coss, (rgcoss@ucdavis.edu) 105 Young, 752-1626, Ofc Hrs M W 2:00-3:30pm
    Donald Owings, (dhowings@ucdavis.edu) 101 Young, 752-1673, Ofc Hrs MW 1:30-3:00
    Kenneth Henry (krhenry@ucdavis.edu), 103 or 24 Young, 752-1854, Ofc Hrs TBA

    Exams: Each instructor will administer a 40-question multiple choice exam on the material covered in his third of the course, and each exam will account for 1/3 of your final grade. Please bring a scantron sheet and at least one #2 lead pencil.

    Course Descriptions:

    Dr. Henry: Behavior Genetics (Chapters 1, 2, 5 and lecture) The structure and functioning of nervous systems (Chs. 3,4 and lecture) Sensory systems (Chs. 6,7 and lecture) First Exam: April 25

    Dr. Coss: Biology and behavior (Ch. 8) Nervous system: adaptive significance and evolution (Ch 9) Classical and operant conditioning - Pavlov (Ch 10); Skinner (Ch 11) Neuroendocrinology of the stress response (Ch 12) Larning and Memory (Ch 13) Prenatal hormone exposure and sexual variation (Ch 14) Sex, sexual orientation and sex hormones influence human cognitive function (Ch 15) Critical events in the development of bird song: What can neurobiology contribute to the study of evolution of behavior? (Ch 16) Second Exam: May 16

    Dr. Owings:  Reproduction and social behavior (Ch 17) Nature of proximate mechanisms underlying social systems: simplicity and redundancy (Ch 18) Human maternal vocalizations to infants as biologically relevant signals: an evolutionary perspective (Ch 19) Early social learning and behavior (Ch 20) Predators and prey (Ch 21) Third Exam: Saturday, June 11, 1:30 PM

    Text(s):

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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    198 Young M W   10:00 AM - 11:50 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Donald Owings 101 Young Hall M W 1:30pm - 3pm
    Kenneth Henry 134 Young Hall TBA
    Richard Coss , Ph.D. 105 Young Hall M W 2pm - 3:30pm