- Animal Learning & Behavior (PSYC 5370)
- Psychobiology (PSYC 4324)
Drugs and Behavior (PSYC 4345)
The goal of this course is to provide a basic understanding of how drugs produce their behavioral effects. Emphasis will be placed on drugs of abuse, and the principles by which these substances modify and regulate behavior in the brain. The course will begin with an introduction of pharmacological and neural principles that regulate neural transmission in the brain. The next phase of the course will cover animal models used to study human behavior. We will cover current theories of drug addiction and how these theories apply to different abused substances.
Grant Writing (PSYC 5355)
This course will cover various topics related to proposal writing. The goal is to familiarize the students with the process involved in writing and submitting a proposal. The students are expected to develop and write a proposal to submit at the end of the semester. We will do a “mock” review session where the students will evaluate each other’s applications in a written summary statement.
Ethics in Scientific Research (PSYC 5355)
The primary focus of the course is to survey several ethical issues related to conducting, disseminating, and funding scientific research. We also discuss ethical issues that involve professional behavior, cultural bias, and legal and intellectual property matters. Training in Ethics has emerged as an important criterion for many training grant mechanisms, and the course provides a survey of ethical issues that address ethics training in science.