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15.301 Managerial Psychology (MIT) 15.301 Managerial Psychology (MIT)

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This course introduces you to behavioral science theories, methods, and tools and provides opportunities to use and apply them to problems you will encounter in your work and career. The course material will begin with an overview of work and organizations in modern industrial society, and then examine individual behavior, move to behavior in groups or teams, and finally discuss organizations as a whole. It is expected that at the end of the course you will: (a) know something about managerial psychology, (b) know how to learn more, (c) understand the behavioral research process, and (d) develop skills in presenting your ideas in oral and written reports. This course introduces you to behavioral science theories, methods, and tools and provides opportunities to use and apply them to problems you will encounter in your work and career. The course material will begin with an overview of work and organizations in modern industrial society, and then examine individual behavior, move to behavior in groups or teams, and finally discuss organizations as a whole. It is expected that at the end of the course you will: (a) know something about managerial psychology, (b) know how to learn more, (c) understand the behavioral research process, and (d) develop skills in presenting your ideas in oral and written reports.

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organizations | organizations | management | management | behavioral science | behavioral science | behavioral approach | behavioral approach | human behavior | human behavior | communications | communications | teamwork | teamwork | negotiations | negotiations | conflict resolution | conflict resolution | leadership | leadership | organizational analysis | organizational analysis | managerial psychology | managerial psychology | behavioral research | behavioral research | sociology | sociology | institutional context | institutional context | groups | groups | teams | teams | individuals | individuals | statistics | statistics | research methods | research methods

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9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II (MIT) 9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II (MIT)

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This course is the second half of the intensive survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences curriculum. Each module of this core course involves a series of overview lectures by leading researchers in the field. By offering a thorough introduction to the current state of the discipline while emphasizing critical thinking, the course aims to prepare students as cognitive scientists. Topics include: perception, attention, working memory, recognition and recall, language, and other issues in cognitive science. Topics are covered from the neural, behavioral and computational perspectives. This course is the second half of the intensive survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences curriculum. Each module of this core course involves a series of overview lectures by leading researchers in the field. By offering a thorough introduction to the current state of the discipline while emphasizing critical thinking, the course aims to prepare students as cognitive scientists. Topics include: perception, attention, working memory, recognition and recall, language, and other issues in cognitive science. Topics are covered from the neural, behavioral and computational perspectives.

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brain | brain | brain | | brain | | behavioral | | behavioral | | behavioral | behavioral | perception | perception | attention | attention | working memory | working memory | recognition | recognition | recall | recall | language | language | cognitive science | cognitive science | computation | computation

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9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II (MIT) 9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II (MIT)

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This class is the second half of an intensive survey of cognitive science for first-year graduate students. Topics include visual perception, language, memory, cognitive architecture, learning, reasoning, decision-making, and cognitive development. Topics covered are from behavioral, computational, and neural perspectives. This class is the second half of an intensive survey of cognitive science for first-year graduate students. Topics include visual perception, language, memory, cognitive architecture, learning, reasoning, decision-making, and cognitive development. Topics covered are from behavioral, computational, and neural perspectives.

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brain | brain | behavioral | behavioral | perception | perception | attention | attention | working memory | working memory | recognition | recognition | recall | recall | language | language | cognitive science | cognitive science | computation | computation | visual perception | visual perception | memory | memory | cognitive architecture | cognitive architecture | learning | learning | reasoning | reasoning | decision-making | decision-making | cognitive development | cognitive development | behavioral perspective | behavioral perspective | computational perspective | computational perspective | neural perspective | neural perspective

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9.011 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I (MIT) 9.011 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I (MIT)

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Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuro-endocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students. Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuro-endocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students.

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CNS | CNS | nervous system | nervous system | molecular | molecular | cellular | cellular | systems | systems | development | development | cell biology | cell biology | neurons | neurons | neurotransmitters | neurotransmitters | synaptic | synaptic | transmission | transmission | sensory systems | sensory systems | brain | brain | neuroendocrine system | neuroendocrine system | the motor system | the motor system | cortical functions | cortical functions | behavioral | behavioral | learning | learning | memory | memory

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9.011 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I (MIT) 9.011 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I (MIT)

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Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuro-endocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students. Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuro-endocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students.

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CNS | CNS | nervous system | nervous system | molecular | molecular | cellular | cellular | systems | systems | development | development | cell biology | cell biology | neurons | neurons | neurotransmitters | neurotransmitters | synaptic | synaptic | transmission | transmission | sensory systems | sensory systems | brain | brain | neuroendocrine system | neuroendocrine system | the motor system | the motor system | cortical functions | cortical functions | behavioral | behavioral | learning | learning | memory | memory

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9.20 Animal Behavior (MIT) 9.20 Animal Behavior (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. The introductory topics will cover various approaches to the study of animals and their behavior. Key concepts in studies of animal behavior, emphasizing ethology, are covered in class and in the assigned readings from Scott (2005), supplemented by selections from other books, especially from classics in the field as well as selected videos. Next, key concepts in sociobiology are covered using readings from Alcock (2001), supplemented by selections from additional books and some video presentations. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. The introductory topics will cover various approaches to the study of animals and their behavior. Key concepts in studies of animal behavior, emphasizing ethology, are covered in class and in the assigned readings from Scott (2005), supplemented by selections from other books, especially from classics in the field as well as selected videos. Next, key concepts in sociobiology are covered using readings from Alcock (2001), supplemented by selections from additional books and some video presentations.

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animal behavior | animal behavior | ethology | ethology | behavioral organization | behavioral organization | sociobiology | sociobiology | mammals | mammals | behavioral ecology | behavioral ecology | naturalists | naturalists | behavioral evolution | behavioral evolution | social organization | social organization | sexuality | sexuality | mating | mating | reproduction | reproduction | animal learning | animal learning | antipredatory behavior | antipredatory behavior | feeding | feeding | foraging | foraging | adaptive behavior | adaptive behavior

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9.20 Animal Behavior (MIT) 9.20 Animal Behavior (MIT)

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Most of the major categories of adaptive behavior can be seen in all animals. This course begins with the evolution of behavior, the driver of nervous system evolution, reviewed using concepts developed in ethology, sociobiology, other comparative studies, and in studies of brain evolution. The roles of various types of plasticity are considered, as well as foraging and feeding, defensive and aggressive behavior, courtship and reproduction, migration and navigation, social activities and communication, with contributions of inherited patterns and cognitive abilities. Both field and laboratory based studies are reviewed; and finally, human behavior is considered within the context of primate studies. Most of the major categories of adaptive behavior can be seen in all animals. This course begins with the evolution of behavior, the driver of nervous system evolution, reviewed using concepts developed in ethology, sociobiology, other comparative studies, and in studies of brain evolution. The roles of various types of plasticity are considered, as well as foraging and feeding, defensive and aggressive behavior, courtship and reproduction, migration and navigation, social activities and communication, with contributions of inherited patterns and cognitive abilities. Both field and laboratory based studies are reviewed; and finally, human behavior is considered within the context of primate studies.

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animal behavior | animal behavior | ethology | ethology | behavioral organization | behavioral organization | human ethology | human ethology | habitat | habitat | sociobiology | sociobiology | mammals | mammals | behavioral ecology | behavioral ecology | naturalists | naturalists | behavioral evolution | behavioral evolution | habitat selection | habitat selection | social organization | social organization | sexuality | sexuality | mating | mating | reproduction | reproduction | animal learning | animal learning | antipredatory behavior | antipredatory behavior | feeding | feeding | foraging | foraging | adaptive behavior | adaptive behavior

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15.301 Managerial Psychology (MIT)

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This course introduces you to behavioral science theories, methods, and tools and provides opportunities to use and apply them to problems you will encounter in your work and career. The course material will begin with an overview of work and organizations in modern industrial society, and then examine individual behavior, move to behavior in groups or teams, and finally discuss organizations as a whole. It is expected that at the end of the course you will: (a) know something about managerial psychology, (b) know how to learn more, (c) understand the behavioral research process, and (d) develop skills in presenting your ideas in oral and written reports.

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organizations | management | behavioral science | behavioral approach | human behavior | communications | teamwork | negotiations | conflict resolution | leadership | organizational analysis | managerial psychology | behavioral research | sociology | institutional context | groups | teams | individuals | statistics | research methods

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RES.9-0002 Statistics and Visualization for Data Analysis and Inference (MIT) RES.9-0002 Statistics and Visualization for Data Analysis and Inference (MIT)

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A whirl-wind tour of the statistics used in behavioral science research, covering topics including: data visualization, building your own null-hypothesis distribution through permutation, useful parametric distributions, the generalized linear model, and model-based analyses more generally. Familiarity with MATLAB®, Octave, or R will be useful, prior experience with statistics will be helpful but is not essential. This course is intended to be a ground-up sketch of a coherent, alternative perspective to the "null-hypothesis significance testing" method for behavioral research (but don't worry if you don't know what this means). A whirl-wind tour of the statistics used in behavioral science research, covering topics including: data visualization, building your own null-hypothesis distribution through permutation, useful parametric distributions, the generalized linear model, and model-based analyses more generally. Familiarity with MATLAB®, Octave, or R will be useful, prior experience with statistics will be helpful but is not essential. This course is intended to be a ground-up sketch of a coherent, alternative perspective to the "null-hypothesis significance testing" method for behavioral research (but don't worry if you don't know what this means).

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9.110J Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Neurobiology of Aging (MIT) 9.110J Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Neurobiology of Aging (MIT)

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Lectures and discussions explore the clinical, behavioral, and molecular aspects of brain aging processes in humans. Topics include: loss of memory and other cognitive abilities in normal aging; neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Based on lectures, readings taken from the primary literature, and discussions. Students are expected to present topics based on their readings. Lectures and discussions explore the clinical, behavioral, and molecular aspects of brain aging processes in humans. Topics include: loss of memory and other cognitive abilities in normal aging; neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Based on lectures, readings taken from the primary literature, and discussions. Students are expected to present topics based on their readings.

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clinical | clinical | behavioral | behavioral | molecular aspects of brain | molecular aspects of brain | aging | aging | humans | humans | loss of memory | loss of memory | cognition | cognition | neurodegeneration | neurodegeneration | Parkinson's disease | Parkinson's disease | Alzheimer's disease | Alzheimer's disease | 9.110 | 9.110 | 7.92 | 7.92

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9.98 Neuropharmacology (MIT) 9.98 Neuropharmacology (MIT)

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The neuropharmacology course will discuss the drug-induced changes in functioning of the nervous system. The specific focus of this course will be to provide a description of the cellular and molecular actions of drugs on synaptic transmission. This course will also refer to specific diseases of the nervous system and their treatment in addition to giving an overview of the techniques used for the study of neuropharmacology. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month. The neuropharmacology course will discuss the drug-induced changes in functioning of the nervous system. The specific focus of this course will be to provide a description of the cellular and molecular actions of drugs on synaptic transmission. This course will also refer to specific diseases of the nervous system and their treatment in addition to giving an overview of the techniques used for the study of neuropharmacology. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

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antidepressant | antidepressant | psychopharmacology | psychopharmacology | neurology | neurology | neuroscience | neuroscience | pharmacology | pharmacology | synapse | synapse | seratonin | seratonin | drug | drug | disposition | disposition | tolerance | tolerance | physical dependence model | physical dependence model | depot binding | depot binding | classic antipsychotic drugs | classic antipsychotic drugs | experimental substance use | experimental substance use | anabolic steroid dependence | anabolic steroid dependence | biobehavioral effects | biobehavioral effects | positive reinforcement model | positive reinforcement model | phenethylamine hallucinogens | phenethylamine hallucinogens | discriminative stimulus effects | discriminative stimulus effects | nicotine reinforcement | nicotine reinforcement | somatodendritic autoreceptors | somatodendritic autoreceptors | selected brain areas | selected brain areas | many psychoactive drugs | many psychoactive drugs | terminal autoreceptors | terminal autoreceptors | abstinence signs | abstinence signs | motor side effects | motor side effects | drug reinforcement | drug reinforcement | other psychostimulants | other psychostimulants | postsynaptic cell | postsynaptic cell | nicotine tolerance | nicotine tolerance | abstinent smokers | abstinent smokers | behavioral tolerance | behavioral tolerance | chronic drug use | chronic drug use | susceptibility models | susceptibility models

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9.93 Marathon Moral Reasoning Laboratory (MIT) 9.93 Marathon Moral Reasoning Laboratory (MIT)

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This seminar focuses on the cognitive science of moral reasoning. Philosophers debate how we decide which moral actions are permissible. Is it permissible to take one human life in order to save others? We have powerful and surprisingly rich and subtle intuitions to such questions.In this class, you will learn how intuitions can be studied using formal analytical paradigms and behavioral experiments. Thursday evening, meet to learn about recent advances in theories of moral reasoning. Overnight, formulate a hypothesis about the structure of moral reasoning and design a questionnaire-based experiment to test this. Friday, present and select 1-2 proposals and collect data; we will then reconvene to analyze and discuss results and implications for the structure of the moral mind.This course i This seminar focuses on the cognitive science of moral reasoning. Philosophers debate how we decide which moral actions are permissible. Is it permissible to take one human life in order to save others? We have powerful and surprisingly rich and subtle intuitions to such questions.In this class, you will learn how intuitions can be studied using formal analytical paradigms and behavioral experiments. Thursday evening, meet to learn about recent advances in theories of moral reasoning. Overnight, formulate a hypothesis about the structure of moral reasoning and design a questionnaire-based experiment to test this. Friday, present and select 1-2 proposals and collect data; we will then reconvene to analyze and discuss results and implications for the structure of the moral mind.This course i

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cognitive science | cognitive science | moral reasoning | moral reasoning | moral actions | moral actions | permissible | permissible | human life | human life | intuition | intuition | analytical paradigm | analytical paradigm | behavioral experiment | behavioral experiment | questionnaire | questionnaire | experiment | experiment | structure of human mind | structure of human mind

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15.341 Individuals, Groups, and Organizations (MIT) 15.341 Individuals, Groups, and Organizations (MIT)

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This class develops basic concepts for understanding individual, group, and organizational behavior through the critical analysis of important works in the field. Among the areas covered are: individual affect and cognition; group process and performance; and organizational culture and adaptation. The class also emphasizes the use of behavioral science concepts for stimulating new and useful organizational behavior research. This class develops basic concepts for understanding individual, group, and organizational behavior through the critical analysis of important works in the field. Among the areas covered are: individual affect and cognition; group process and performance; and organizational culture and adaptation. The class also emphasizes the use of behavioral science concepts for stimulating new and useful organizational behavior research.

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individuals | individuals | groups | groups | organizations | organizations | individual | individual | group and organizational behavior | group and organizational behavior | individual affect and cognition | individual affect and cognition | group process and performance | group process and performance | organizational culture and adaptation | organizational culture and adaptation | behavioral science | behavioral science

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Behavioral Genetics (MIT) Behavioral Genetics (MIT)

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How genetics can add to our understanding of cognition, language, emotion, personality, and behavior. Use of gene mapping to estimate risk factors for psychological disorders and variation in behavioral and personality traits. Mendelian genetics, genetic mapping techniques, and statistical analysis of large populations and their application to particular studies in behavioral genetics. Topics also include environmental influence on genetic programs, evolutionary genetics, and the larger scientific, social, ethical, and philosophical implications. How genetics can add to our understanding of cognition, language, emotion, personality, and behavior. Use of gene mapping to estimate risk factors for psychological disorders and variation in behavioral and personality traits. Mendelian genetics, genetic mapping techniques, and statistical analysis of large populations and their application to particular studies in behavioral genetics. Topics also include environmental influence on genetic programs, evolutionary genetics, and the larger scientific, social, ethical, and philosophical implications.

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cognition | cognition | language | language | emotion | emotion | personality | personality | behavior | behavior | gene mapping | gene mapping | personality traits | personality traits | Mendelian genetics | Mendelian genetics | genetic mapping techniques | genetic mapping techniques | statistical analysis | statistical analysis | environmental | environmental | genetic programs | genetic programs | evolutionary genetics | evolutionary genetics | social | social | ethical | ethical | 9.19 | 9.19 | 7.66 | 7.66

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9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II (MIT)

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This course is the second half of the intensive survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences curriculum. Each module of this core course involves a series of overview lectures by leading researchers in the field. By offering a thorough introduction to the current state of the discipline while emphasizing critical thinking, the course aims to prepare students as cognitive scientists. Topics include: perception, attention, working memory, recognition and recall, language, and other issues in cognitive science. Topics are covered from the neural, behavioral and computational perspectives.

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brain | brain | | behavioral | | behavioral | perception | attention | working memory | recognition | recall | language | cognitive science | computation

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9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II (MIT)

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This course is the second half of the intensive survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences curriculum. Each module of this core course involves a series of overview lectures by leading researchers in the field. By offering a thorough introduction to the current state of the discipline while emphasizing critical thinking, the course aims to prepare students as cognitive scientists. Topics include: perception, attention, working memory, recognition and recall, language, and other issues in cognitive science. Topics are covered from the neural, behavioral and computational perspectives.

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brain | brain | | behavioral | | behavioral | perception | attention | working memory | recognition | recall | language | cognitive science | computation

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Behavioral Genetics (MIT) Behavioral Genetics (MIT)

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How genetics can add to our understanding of cognition, language, emotion, personality, and behavior. Use of gene mapping to estimate risk factors for psychological disorders and variation in behavioral and personality traits. Mendelian genetics, genetic mapping techniques, and statistical analysis of large populations and their application to particular studies in behavioral genetics. Topics also include environmental influence on genetic programs, evolutionary genetics, and the larger scientific, social, ethical, and philosophical implications. How genetics can add to our understanding of cognition, language, emotion, personality, and behavior. Use of gene mapping to estimate risk factors for psychological disorders and variation in behavioral and personality traits. Mendelian genetics, genetic mapping techniques, and statistical analysis of large populations and their application to particular studies in behavioral genetics. Topics also include environmental influence on genetic programs, evolutionary genetics, and the larger scientific, social, ethical, and philosophical implications.

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cognition | cognition | language | language | emotion | emotion | personality | personality | behavior | behavior | gene mapping | gene mapping | personality traits | personality traits | Mendelian genetics | Mendelian genetics | genetic mapping techniques | genetic mapping techniques | statistical analysis | statistical analysis | environmental | environmental | genetic programs | genetic programs | evolutionary genetics | evolutionary genetics | social | social | ethical | ethical | 9.19 | 9.19 | 7.66 | 7.66

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15.433 Investments (MIT) 15.433 Investments (MIT)

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The focus of this course is on financial theory and empirical evidence for making investment decisions. Topics include: portfolio theory; equilibrium models of security prices (including the capital asset pricing model and the arbitrage pricing theory); the empirical behavior of security prices; market efficiency; performance evaluation; and behavioral finance. The focus of this course is on financial theory and empirical evidence for making investment decisions. Topics include: portfolio theory; equilibrium models of security prices (including the capital asset pricing model and the arbitrage pricing theory); the empirical behavior of security prices; market efficiency; performance evaluation; and behavioral finance.

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Financial theory | Financial theory | empirical evidence | empirical evidence | investment decisions | investment decisions | portfolio theory | portfolio theory | equilibrium models of security prices | equilibrium models of security prices | capital asset pricing model | capital asset pricing model | arbitrage pricing theory | arbitrage pricing theory | empirical behavior of security prices | empirical behavior of security prices | market efficiency | performance evaluation | market efficiency | performance evaluation | market efficiency | market efficiency | performance evaluation | performance evaluation | behavioral finance | behavioral finance

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9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II (MIT)

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This class is the second half of an intensive survey of cognitive science for first-year graduate students. Topics include visual perception, language, memory, cognitive architecture, learning, reasoning, decision-making, and cognitive development. Topics covered are from behavioral, computational, and neural perspectives.

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brain | behavioral | perception | attention | working memory | recognition | recall | language | cognitive science | computation | visual perception | memory | cognitive architecture | learning | reasoning | decision-making | cognitive development | behavioral perspective | computational perspective | neural perspective

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9.011 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I (MIT)

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Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuro-endocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students.

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CNS | nervous system | molecular | cellular | systems | development | cell biology | neurons | neurotransmitters | synaptic | transmission | sensory systems | brain | neuroendocrine system | the motor system | cortical functions | behavioral | learning | memory

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9.20 Animal Behavior (MIT)

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The introductory topics will cover various approaches to the study of animals and their behavior. Key concepts in studies of animal behavior, emphasizing ethology, are covered in class and in the assigned readings from Scott (2005), supplemented by selections from other books, especially from classics in the field as well as selected videos. Next, key concepts in sociobiology are covered using readings from Alcock (2001), supplemented by selections from additional books and some video presentations.

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animal behavior | ethology | behavioral organization | sociobiology | mammals | behavioral ecology | naturalists | behavioral evolution | social organization | sexuality | mating | reproduction | animal learning | antipredatory behavior | feeding | foraging | adaptive behavior

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9.20 Animal Behavior (MIT)

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Most of the major categories of adaptive behavior can be seen in all animals. This course begins with the evolution of behavior, the driver of nervous system evolution, reviewed using concepts developed in ethology, sociobiology, other comparative studies, and in studies of brain evolution. The roles of various types of plasticity are considered, as well as foraging and feeding, defensive and aggressive behavior, courtship and reproduction, migration and navigation, social activities and communication, with contributions of inherited patterns and cognitive abilities. Both field and laboratory based studies are reviewed; and finally, human behavior is considered within the context of primate studies.

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animal behavior | ethology | behavioral organization | human ethology | habitat | sociobiology | mammals | behavioral ecology | naturalists | behavioral evolution | habitat selection | social organization | sexuality | mating | reproduction | animal learning | antipredatory behavior | feeding | foraging | adaptive behavior

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9.011 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I (MIT)

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Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuro-endocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students.

Subjects

CNS | nervous system | molecular | cellular | systems | development | cell biology | neurons | neurotransmitters | synaptic | transmission | sensory systems | brain | neuroendocrine system | the motor system | cortical functions | behavioral | learning | memory

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9.011 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I (MIT)

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Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuro-endocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students.

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CNS | nervous system | molecular | cellular | systems | development | cell biology | neurons | neurotransmitters | synaptic | transmission | sensory systems | brain | neuroendocrine system | the motor system | cortical functions | behavioral | learning | memory

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9.20 Animal Behavior (MIT)

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Most of the major categories of adaptive behavior can be seen in all animals. This course begins with the evolution of behavior, the driver of nervous system evolution, reviewed using concepts developed in ethology, sociobiology, other comparative studies, and in studies of brain evolution. The roles of various types of plasticity are considered, as well as foraging and feeding, defensive and aggressive behavior, courtship and reproduction, migration and navigation, social activities and communication, with contributions of inherited patterns and cognitive abilities. Both field and laboratory based studies are reviewed; and finally, human behavior is considered within the context of primate studies.

Subjects

animal behavior | ethology | behavioral organization | human ethology | habitat | sociobiology | mammals | behavioral ecology | naturalists | behavioral evolution | habitat selection | social organization | sexuality | mating | reproduction | animal learning | antipredatory behavior | feeding | foraging | adaptive behavior

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