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  • PSYCHOLOGY 101    Section:


    Winter Quarter 2007

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1, 41.

    PSC 101: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOBIOLOGY  Winter, 2007 (CRN 59536) Monday and Wednesday 2:10-4:00pm, Room 1100 Social Sciences

    Team taught by Professors:

    Richard Coss, (rgcoss@ucdavis.edu) 105 Young, 752-1626, Ofc Hrs M W 10:00-11:30am

    Chris May (cjmay@ucdavis.edu), 284 A Young, 754-8294, Ofc Hrs M W 4-5:30pm

    Donald Owings, (dhowings@ucdavis.edu) 101 Young, 752-1673, Ofc Hrs M W 4:10-6:00pm

    Teaching Assistant: Mark Prokosch (markpro@ucdavis.edu) 174B Young, 754-8291 Ofc Hrs M 1-2pm; 4-5pm W 1-2pm and by appointment

    Holidays: Mon. Jan. 15, Mon. Feb. 19; Instruction ends: Wed. Mar. 15.

    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.

    Chris May: Neural Conduction and Neural Networks (Ch 4), The structure and functioning of nervous systems (Ch 3), Mirror Neurons, Affective Neuroscience, Evolution and Genetics (Ch 2)

    Donald 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)

    Richard 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) Learning 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)

    First Exam: Monday, January 29

    Second Exam: Wednesday, February 21

    Third Exam: Monday, March 19, 4:00-6:00pm


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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    1100 Social Sciences M W   2:10 PM - 4:00 PM http://my.ucdavis.edu
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Richard Coss , Ph.D. 105 Young Hall M W 10:00-11:30am
    Donald Owings 101 Young Hall M W 4:10-6:00 pm
    Christopher May 284A Young Hall M W 4:10-5:30pm