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PSYC0434

Genes, Brain, Behavior

Genes, Brain, and Behavior
What we experience—and how we experience it—is influenced by our unique combination of genes. For better or worse, the gene variants we inherit from our parents contribute to our predispositions to psychological disorders, our personalities, and even the way in which we perceive the world around us. To be clear, anything that you can do or think is in some way influenced by your genes. However, this statement comes with a large caveat: except in the case of (relatively) rare single gene mutations, your genes do not determine but rather contribute to who you are. Working within the field of behavior genetics, we will cover topics such as social behavior, obesity, sexual promiscuity, drug abuse, language, and anxiety. (NSCI/PSYC 0301 or NSCI/BIOL 0370; Open to junior/senior neuroscience or psychology majors only, others by approval) 3hrs. sem.
Subject:
Psychology
Department:
Psychology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI
Equivalent Courses:
NSCI0434

Sections

Fall 2014

PSYC0434A-F14 Seminar (Parker)