Decoding Human Behavior

PSY 185FS

What makes us who we are? Are we molded by our experiences, our genomes, or both? An investigation into the factors that contribute to shaping our behavior, drawing on evidence from diverse fields such as genetics, genomics, psychology and medicine. Explores recent scientific advances and examines how they further our understanding of normal and maladaptive behavior (their influence on health and wellbeing, and how this information might be used to shape lives at personal and societal levels). Course readings draw primarily from scientific literature, but will also include select book chapters and on-line resources. Open only to students in the FOCUS program. Instructor consent required. One course.

Curriculum Codes: 

SS, STS