PSY 103 General Introduction to Psychology

Professor: F. Oja

CRN: 91685 Distribution: E

Time: M W 8:30 am ­ 10:20 am PRE 128

The course is designed to be a broad survey of the academic discipline of psychology. The text for the course, and therefore the course, is organized around five main questions: How do humans (and, where relevant, other animals) act; how do they know; how do they interact; how do they develop; and how do they differ from each other? Students are responsible for learning the material in the text without an oral repetition of the material in class.

PSY 111 Introduction to Child Development

Professor: J. Chafetz

CRN: 91699 Distribution: E

Time: W F 10:30 am ­ 11:50 am OLIN 205

This course will explore the cognitive and social development of humans from infancy through adolescence. We will look at research and applied studies and applied work in the field. Prenatal influences will be examined, as well as the effects of different family and cultural systems.

PSY 115 Introduction to Social Psychology

Professor: K. Barker

CRN: 91700 Distribution: C/E

Time: Tue Th 10:30 am ­ 11:50 am PRE 128

In this introduction to social psychology, we will consider how we experience ourselves and come to know others, how our attitudes and behavior are influenced by other people, and how our identities are institutionally mediated. Specific questions to be addressed include: How do we form and maintain conceptions of ourselves? How do we form and maintain conceptions of ourselves? How do we form and maintain impressions of other people? What are the fallabilities of human reason in everyday life? What are the challenges we face in the pursuit of happiness? What role does physical beauty play in attraction? What factors promote conformity, compliance, and obedience? What is injustice and how do people resist injustice in their daily lives? Under what conditions are some people likely to aid a person in distress? How are we affected by features of the physical environment that surrounds us?

PSY 141 An Introduction to Clinical Perspectives

Professor: R. Gordon

CRN: 92213 Distribution: E

Time: M W 9:00 am ­ 10:20 am OLIN 301

In clinical psychology, constructions of human behavior are typically formed through a unique intersection of subjective and objective modes of understanding. In this course we will examine several accounts by major theorists that reflect the clinical approach. In particular, we will examine writings that are either directly autobiographical or that articulate the contribution of personal experience to the evolution of a theory. We will include texts by Freud (The Psychopathology of Everyday Life), Jung (Memories Dreams and Reflections), Rogers (A Way of Being), Saks (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat), Yalom (Love's Executioner), Seligman (Learned Optimism), Kramer (Listening to Prozac), and Jamison (An Unquiet Mind). There is no prerequisite but enrollment will be limited.This course is required before Moderation for psychology majors. The requirement of Psychology 203 and 204 cannot be met by courses taken elsewhere unless the student successfully passes tests based on these courses as they are taught at Bard. This is the first semester of a one­year, integrated course in applied statistics and research design and is offered only in the fall semester. In this semester we emphasize experimental research

PSY 203 Introduction to Statistics & Research Design

Professor: F. Oja

CRN: 91701 Distribution: E/G/Q

Time: Tue F 8:30 am ­ 10:20 am PRE 128

Lab A Th 4:00 pm ­ 6:00 pm

Lab B F 1:20 pm ­ 3:20 pm

and parametric models, while the second­semester course focuses on correlational research and non­parametric models. The purpose of the year­long course is to prepare students to work seriously with quantitative data and to introduce them to the fundamental concepts of research design. The first semester includes elementary descriptive and inferential statistics from t­tests through contrasts and the analysis of covariance. It covers the rationale of basic concepts, their application, and the presentation of the results of statistical analyses; the fundamentals of the logic of experimental design and methods for controlling the effects of relevant variables; the practice of performing experiments and data analysis; some fundamental facts, approaches, and models developed in the contemporary study of human memory which have a direct application to the learning we do every day; and enough computer usage to permit use of experimental software programs and independent use of

the SPSS/PC+ statistical analysis package. In addition, we will use a segment of the PBS tele­course "Against All Odds" as an introduction and warm­up activity for most class meetings. Any student planning a concentration in psychology must have adequate mathematical skills (basic arithmetic and algebra) before enrolling in this course. Those with a weakness in basic mathematics should enroll in appropriate courses during their freshman year.

PSY 213 Theories of Personality

Professor: R. Gordon

CRN: 91702 Distribution: A/E

Time: M W 1:20 pm ­ 2:40 pm OLIN 201

Although building grand theories of personality has gone out of fashion in contemporary psychology, these systems play an important role in understanding the history of psychology and continue to provide central, although often implicit, frameworks for clinical thinking. Moreover, personality theories have influenced knowledge in many other disciplines, including literary studies, anthropology, politics, history, and art criticism. In this course we will review the major theories of personality, including but not limited to Freud, Jung, Sullivan, Rogers, and Kelly. A central perspective of the course will be how the biography of the theorist as well as various historical and intellectual influences came to shape the theory.

PSY 221 Social and Interpersonal Development

Professor: J. Chafetz

CRN: 91703 Distribution: C/E

Time: Tue 10:30 am ­ 11:50 am HEG 106

Th 10:30 am - 11:50 am LC 115

This course is an examination of social development from infancy through adolescence with a focus on early development. Topics include attachment, self-concept, sibling relationships, moral development, prosocial behaviors, sex-typing, and relationships with peers. When possible, we will consider cultural contributions to social development. Students must have taken at least one psychology course and have permission of the instructor.

PSY 230 Introduction to Psychobiology

Professor: K. Arasteh

CRN: 91704 Distribution: E

Time: M W 1:20 pm ­ 2:40 pm PRE 128

The brain is organized in modules of functionally­related units that support a variety of abilities. We will examine the organization of the brain and the way it accounts for our behavior and cognition. Topics will include vision, sexual behavior, sleep, emotion, memory, and consciousness. We will also discuss the brain mechanisms of such remarkable phenomena as anosognosia, unilateral neglect syndrome, and the split­brain.

PSY 236 Introduction to Psychopharmacology

Professor: K. Arasteh

CRN: 91705 Distribution: E

Time: M W 10:30 am ­ 11:50 am PRE 128

Drugs produce their effects according to a number of interacting variables that include the pharmacology of the drug and the physiology of the person or organism using the drug, as well as the type of behaviors that precede, and sometimes succeed, the drug. These variables, therefore, are essential for understanding drug action and constitute a major emphasis of this course. However, the actual measurement of psychopharmacological effects of drugs and their abuse liability occur empirically through use of methodologies specifically developed for this purpose. These methods, therefore, comprise another focus of the course. Permission of the instructor.

PSY 303 Systems of Psychology

Professor: F. Oja

CRN: 91707 Distribution: A/E

Time: Th 8:30 am ­ 10:20 am PRE 101

This advanced seminar focuses on the historical development of psychology, with emphasis upon the critical analysis of the major streams of systematic thought in American psychology. Although a text is used to provide a broad background, students read extensively in the works of Titchener, James, Pavlov, Thorndike, Watson, Hull, Skinner, Wertheimer, Kohler, Freud, and Hebb. The aim of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of the great historical problems of psychology and an appreciation of the contributions of major thinkers in the field.

PSY RC 317 Learning to Read: Motivation, Cognition, and Language

Professor: J. Chafetz

CRN: 91708 Distribution: B/E

Time: Th 1:20 pm ­ 3:20 pm PRE 101

This seminar is for students who are interested in why Johnny and Janey can read. We will consider the social aspects that contribute to successful reading, as well as the cognitive and language-based components. We will also consider the interactions of different factors. For example, nonalphabetic languages, such as Chinese, are more difficult for children to read, yet the incidence of reading disability is lower than in the U.S. Is this difference a matter of attitude towards education? Or does it depend on the definition of "reading disability?" Prerequisites are upper-college status and permission of the instructor. (This course satisfies a requirement for a junior research conference in Psychology for already-moderated Psychology majors.)

PSY RC 335 Women and Work in Social Context

Professor: K. Barker

CRN: 91709 Distribution: C/E

Time: W 6:00 pm ­ 9:00 pm LC 206

Cross-listed: Gender Studies

This course will examine the status of women performing paid and unpaid work in U.S. society. The course is interdisciplinary in scope. We will focus on structural and psychological aspects without privileging either framework. Research on work, workers, and the work place will permit us to study identity and relations of power, privilege, subordination and resistance among individuals provisionally demarcated by their gender, class membership, race/ethnicity and sexual orientation. Topics examined include: theoretical perspectives on difference; social psychological reactions to injustice in the work place; occupational choice, mobility and tokenism; exclusionary practices in graduate school; changing employment relations; service and resistance; child care; sexual harassment; men's changing role within the family; and family­work conflicts. Requirements: permission of the instructor. (This course satisfies a requirement for a junior research conference in Psychology for already-moderated Psychology majors.)

PSY 346 Hallucinogens: Pharmacology and Phenomenology

Professor: K. Arasteh

CRN: 91710 Distribution: A/E

Time: Th 1:20 pm ­ 3:20 pm PRE 120

Since the discovery of d-lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), there has been a surge of interest in drugs with similar psychoactive properties. These properties, however, are not well defined and whether they include hallucination is debated. Similarly, recent investigations suggest that the category "hallucinogen" may constitute a mislabeling of many putative members of this class. Our examination of the available literature in this area will provide us with a description of the psychoactive effects of these drugs and will show whether their pharmacology and phenomenology justify their classification as hallucinogens. Permission of the instructor.