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PSYC 76Q Temperament and Creativity in Mood Disorders
Preference to sophomores. Western cultural notions of mad geniuses and artistic temperaments. How many individuals who suffer from depression, bipolar disorder, and related problems are nonetheless productively creative. Current psychological and neurobiological research, and assessment of mood, temperament, and creativity. Emphasis is on written and oral communications and multimedia presentation.... More Description for PSYC 76Q
PSYC 77N Deviants in Literature
Many literary works are enhanced by, in fact demand, a psychological perspective to achieve a fully informed reading. In The Devils Dostoevsky uses the issues and process of anarchy as a platform on which to develop some of the most unforgettable characters in literary history. Death in Venice contains among its many themes the darker dynamic of paraphilia. Guilt searches for a validating crime in.... More Description for PSYC 77N
PSYC 78N Mental Health in Collegiate Athletes
Developmental, psychological, social, and performance issues in collegiate sports. Topics include transition to Stanford, time management, optimizing mental fitness, coping with injuries.
Terms: 2017-2018 Winter | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
PSYC 79Q Family Dynamics in Literature
Preference to sophomores. Using a psychological approach, explores relationships between and among the characters of well-known literary works. Primary readings include: Freud's Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria; Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, which anticipates what Freud later calss "the unconscious,"; Kafka's Metamorphosis, the "identified patient" in family of seeming.... More Description for PSYC 79Q
PSYC 81Q Fate of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Sub Saharan Africa
The complicated forces,shaped by geopolitcal history and current events, that frame all social programs, the care of orphans in the context of the AIDS pandemic in particular; history of the care of orphans; developmental effects of deprivation of care and nurturing. Guest speakers.
PSYC 82 The Literature of Psychosis (ANTHRO 82P, HUMBIO 162L, PSYC 282)
One of the great gifts of literature is its ability to give us insight into the internal worlds of others. This is particularly true of that state clinicians call "psychosis." But psychosis is a complex concept. It can be terrifying and devastating for patients and families, and yet shares characteristics with other, less pathological states, such as mysticism and creativity. How then ca.... More Description for PSYC 82
Terms: 2017-2018 Spring | Units: Array 3-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
Instructors: Mason, D. (PI)
PSYC 83 Addictions in our World: From Physiology to Human Behavior
Addiction is a powerful brain-based behavioral disorder that interferes with many lives. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health has estimated 21.5 million Americans aged 12 and older are classified as having a substance use disorder, an extraordinary 8.1% of the population. The field of mental health is advancing the understanding of this disorder through research, education, innovation and po.... More Description for PSYC 83
Terms: 2017-2018 Autumn 2017-2018 Spring | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
PSYC 111Q Madness and the Womb: Medical and Artistic Approaches to Mental Illness in Women Through the Ages
Historical and current concepts of mental illness in women. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMS), postpartum depression, menopausal mood disorders, and eating disorders. Historical biopsychosocial approach. Readings include women's diaries and advice books, physicians' casebooks, and 19th- and 20th-century medical texts. Guest speakers from art and literature departments. Literary and artistic im.... More Description for PSYC 111Q
Terms: 2017-2018 Winter | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Williams, K. (PI)
PSYC 135 Sleep and Dreams (PSYC 235)
The course is designed to impart essential knowledge of the neuroscience of sleep and covers how sleep affects our daily lives-- both physical and mental functions of our well-being. The course covers the science of sleep, dreams, and the pathophysiology of highly prevalent sleep disorders such as sleep deprivation, biological rhythms, and focuses on the physiology of non-REM and REM sleep. Co.... More Description for PSYC 135
Terms: 2017-2018 Spring 2017-2018 Winter | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
PSYC 136A Valuescience: Shedding Illusion to Live and Die Well (PSYC 236A)
Apply scientific methods and principles to discern and realize value. Read history, philosophy, ecology, economics, sociology, linguistics and psychology pertinent to emergence of valuescience as foundation for an increasing range of human action. Explore perceptual, cognitive, and cultural impediments to valuescience; strategies for overcoming these; and personal and social benefits of doing so. .... More Description for PSYC 136A
Terms: 2017-2018 Autumn 2017-2018 Winter | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
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