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INT-DISC 420P      Brain And Behavior
The class will explore current and sometimes contradictory theories and evidence for the interaction of biological and psychosocial processes in such areas as gender differences, the experience of pain, addictive behaviors, and diseases such as depression, heart attack, rheumatoid arthritis and anorexia. Students and instructor will also briefly examine the organization of the triune brain, neurologic accidents, the range of tools currently used in diagnosis and treatment of mind-body diseases, and raise some of the bioethical issues these problems engender. Methods will include lecture, discussion, readings, films, oral class presentations, papers and exams. Prerequisite: One course in biology and/or psychology. Summer
Faculty: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: KA&S - General