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PSYC 29SI ASB: Illuminating Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Mental Health in the Bay Area and Beyond
Sheds light on campus mental health resource availability, different types of mental health disorders, root causes of mental health disorders, current care and treatment methods. Topics include the impacts of mental health issues on larger communities and how students can serve as allies to those seeking to make mental health a priority in personal lives, government policy, education and medical r.... More Description for PSYC 29SI
PSYC 35SI Clinical and Societal Issues of Neurological Disorders
Provides introductory exposure to some of the most common neurological disorders currently diagnosed in the U.S. Looks at clinical and societal aspects of such neurological disorders.
PSYC 50Q Brain Training: Hype or Help?
Focuses on primary literature to evaluate evidence supporting claims that concerted practice can lead to improvements in capacities such as working memory, speed of processing and IQ. Looks across lifespan from childhood and remediation of learning disabilities to elderly individuals and the potential for brain training to delay onset of dementia. Examines new research into brain training as treat.... More Description for PSYC 50Q
PSYC 51Q Culture, Psychology, and Mental Health Treatment
Focuses on a critical analysis of Western approach to psychology and psychiatric terms of understanding mental illness, psychiatric phenomena, and treatment of mental health disorders. Includes an orientation to and critique of western clinical psychology/psychiatry and an inquity as to its relevance outside Western settings. Includes guest speakers representing cross-cultural providers of mental .... More Description for PSYC 51Q
Terms: 2015-2016 Spring | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Reicherter, D. (PI)
PSYC 52Q Public Mental Health and Community Psychiatry
Focuses on mental health systems of care in the United States with special attention to community Psychiatry and mental health for the underserved. Emphasizes understanding issues involved with providing mental health treatment in a public health setting as well as to special populations. Guest speakers include policy makers and local providers. Students introduced to possibilities for Stanford-su.... More Description for PSYC 52Q
Instructors: Reicherter, D. (PI)
PSYC 53Q Secret Mind: Getting to Know and Living with your Unconscious
Focuses on the motivational unconscious. Topics include the science of the unconscious mind and the techniques used to gain conscious access to these psychological process, as well as methods of exploring students' own unconscious for creative purposes and to understand personal habits, reactions, motives, emotions and thoughts. Case-based, problem-oriented format utilized to develop foundational .... More Description for PSYC 53Q
Terms: 2015-2016 Spring | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Steiner, H. (PI)
PSYC 54N Genes, Memes and Behavior
Examines how natural selection operates to shape successful genes in the gene pool, how cultural selection operates to shape successful "memes" in the pool of cultural ideas, and how selection by consequences operates to shape successful behaviors in our repertoires. Topics include cases in which selection produces undesirable consequences (e.g. genetic mutations, cultural problems, and .... More Description for PSYC 54N
Terms: 2015-2016 Autumn | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Hall, S. (PI)
PSYC 60N The Psychology of Stoked
Examines the biological, psychological and social aspects of what it means to live a positive, life-affirming existence. Drawing from a wide range of sources, from psychiatry and psychology, to spirituality and philosophy, seminar informs on the latest thinking about the psychology of happiness, and questions assumptions about personal happiness. Explores the new field of positive psychology and p.... More Description for PSYC 60N
Terms: 2015-2016 Winter | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
PSYC 70N Mind-Body Medicine: A Global Perspective
Explores ways in which the powerful connection between the brain and the body can be harnessed to maintain health or fight disease.Intended for students who have a general interest in matters of mind and health, and students who are specifically interested in the psychological/biological/medical sciences. Course begins with a historical perspective on how diverse cultures and medical systems from .... More Description for PSYC 70N
Terms: 2015-2016 Autumn | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Dhabhar, F. (PI)
PSYC 71N Eight Ages of Man
Ways in which a psychologcially-minded attitude can add to the appreciation of literature; how literature can be used to understand issues and themes of the developing personality. Using the well-known essay by psychoanalyst Erik Erikson, "The Eight Ages of Man," as a foundation, works reflecting elements of an age or ages are read. "Wisdom of the Ego" by Dr. George Valliant se.... More Description for PSYC 71N
Terms: 2015-2016 Winter | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Van Natta, J. (PI)
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