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  • PSYCHOLOGY 101    Section:

    INTRO TO PSYCHOBIOLOGY

    Winter Quarter 2006

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1, 41.

    PSC 101: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOBIOLOGY  Fall, 2006

    (CRN 69234) Monday through Thursday 10:00-11:50 am, Room 198 Young

     

    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 TBA

    Kenneth  Henry (krhenry@ucdavis.edu), 103 or 24 Young, 752-1854, Ofc Hrs MW 8:30-10:00

     

    Teaching Assistant:  TBA

     

    Holidays:  Mon. Jan. 16; Mon. Feb. 20.           

     

    Textbook: Introduction to Psychobiology  THIRD EDITION D. H. Owings, R. G. Coss, & K. R. Henry,  (Eds.), Pearson Custom Publishing,  2003

     

    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.

     

    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: Wednesday, January 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: Wednesday, February 15

     

    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: Tuesday, March 21, 8:00-10:00 am

    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
    Richard Coss , Ph.D. 105 Young Hall
    Kenneth Henry 134 Young Hall
    Donald Owings 101 Young Hall MR 1:30-3:00