PSYC 103. Research Practicum in Behavioral Neuropharmacology
The practicum consists of a weekly meeting in seminar format and a laboratory component. In this practicum students conduct research projects in small groups in collaboration with the instructor. Projects include designing, implementing, analyzing and reporting an experiment. Experiments are directed at characterizing and pharmacologically targeting underlying mechanisms mediating abnormal fear memory, based on an animal model of anxiety disorders. When taken in the senior year, this practicum fulfills the comprehensive requirement in psychology and neuroscience.
In addition to the seminar meetings, students will have the opportunity to conduct research one day per week Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning from 9:00 - 9:45 AM. Accordingly, students should keep one of the following time blocks open for the duration of the semester: Tuesdays 9:00 - 9:45 am, Wednesdays 9:00 - 9:45 am, or Thursdays 9:00 - 9:45 am.
This course may not be taken as pass/fail.
Prerequisite: PSYC 001 , PSYC 025 , PSYC 030 or BIOL 022 , or permission of the instructor.
Lab: One day per week; Tues, Wed, or Thurs 9-9:45 am.
Fall 2021. Schneider.
Spring 2023. Fobbs.
Catalog chapter: Psychology
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/psychology
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