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  • PSYCHOLOGY 190    Section: 1


    Fall Quarter 2007

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, major in Psychology or consent of instructor.
    How does our genetic background influence our behavior?  This course will cover studies that have applied modern molecular techniques to examine mechanisms of behavior.  The course will first review basic principles in genetics and select topics in molecular genetics.  Next, the course will cover animal studies that show how different genetic mechanisms can influence behavior.  We will discuss studies conducted on a wide range of taxa including fruit flies, mice, voles, and primates.  Finally, the course will cover the role of genetic factors in human behavior both in personality and mental disorders.  Selected topics will include how the interaction between life experience and the monoamine oxidase gene affect mental illness, effects of selective breeding on animal behavior, and cross-generational effects of parental behavior. 


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    211 Wellman T R   2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Brian Trainor , Ph.D. 102G Young Hall Tues, Thurs 4:10-5:15