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  • PSYCHOLOGY 251    Section:

    TOPICS IN GENETIC CORRELATES OF BEHAVIOR

    Winter Quarter 2009

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor.
    Course description: We will cover how genetic backgrounds influence behavior and how the environment can determine the effects of genes on behavior. The course will first review basic principles in genetics and select topics in molecular genetics. Examples of gene-behavior relationships discussed in the first half of the course will be relatively straight-forward and generally will not reflect the complexity that is more commonly observed.  The second half of the course will cover more typical (and more complex) relationships between genes and behavior.  Although an in depth knowledge of molecular biology is not required for success in this course, each class will build on the previous one.  A strong background in molecular biology is not required for this course, but you will need to keep up with the course material

    Text(s):

    Book Title: An introduction to behavior genetics
    Author: Bazzett, T. J.
    Copyright Year: 2008
    Edition:
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    Brian Trainor , Ph.D. 102G Young Hall MW 4-5