PSYCH 5602: Behavioral Genetics

August 7, 2017

Behavioral genetics is the field of study that examines the role of genetics in animal (including human) behavior. It is highly interdisciplinary, involving contributions from biology, genetics, epigenetics, ethology, psychology, & statistics. The goal is to provide knowledge concerning the interrelationship of genetics & behavior, & its implications for health & human development & education. Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 2220, 2300, and 3313; or a grade of B or above in 3313 and Neurosc 3000, and Neuroscience major; or Grad standing.

Credit Hours: 
3.0
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Meets the following Psychology Major Goals:


Knowledge Base in Psychology

  • Describe key concepts, principles, & overarching themes in psychology
  • Develop working knowledge of psychology's content domains
  • Describe applications of psychology

Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking

  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate psychology information literacy
  • Engage in innovative & integrative thinking & problem solving
  • Interpret, design, & conduct basic psychological research
  • Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry


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