Neuroscientific Approaches to Social Behavior

PSY 281

Incorporates social psychological questions and cognitive neuroscience methodologies to answer questions of social behavior and neural function. Covers a variety of scientific methods commonly used in social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, philosophy, computer science, developmental psychology, evolutionary anthropology, behavioral economics, and behavioral neuroscience, among others. Surveys the more common of these methodologies, focuses on fundamental questions in the field, prepares the student for research that address social questions relative to the brain, and neuroscience questions influenced by social behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and 106 or 104. One course.

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