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  • PSYCHOLOGY 113    Section:


    Winter Quarter 2005

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Psychology, 1, 41, 101.

    Course Objectives:  Students will become familiar with the basic ideas and methods of developmental psychobiology as an interdisciplinary science.  The aim will be a deeper understanding of behavioral development through the integration of perspectives from both biology and psychology, including the relationships of evolution and genetics to development.

    Course Format:
            Lectures; lab projects

            What is Developmental Psychobiology?
            Dimensions of Explanation
            Time Scales
            Evolution and Development
            Genetics and Development
            Neuroembryology and the Ontogenetic Origins of Behavior
            Behavioral Embryology
            Cognitive Development and Developmental Psychobiology
            Animal behavior, Ethology, and Human Development
            Parent-Offspring Interactions
            Behavioral Development in Group and Social Contexts

    Grading:  Will consist of two components: three equally weighted exams and an optional final and lab projects.


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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    217 Olson T R   9:00 AM - 10:20 AM http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/courses/Schank/113.htm
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Jeffrey Schank , Ph.D. 268D Young Hall TR: 10:30-11:30; W: 9:00-10:00