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Berta, Joseph E Senior Instructor


Research Areas research areas



  • behavioral genetics


courses taught

  • PSYC 1001 - General Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Provides a foundation for engaging with scientific research on human behavior, and surveys the basic principles and theories of psychology. Topics include biological and hereditary influences on behavior; human perception, attention, learning, and memory; social influences; personality; psychiatric disorders and treatments.
  • PSYC 2012 - Biological Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Surveys biological bases of learning, motivation, emotion, sensory processes and perception, movement,comparative animal behavior, sexual and reproductive activity, instinctual behavior, neurobiology of language and thought, and neurophysiology and neuroanatomy in relation to behavior.
  • PSYC 2145 - Introductory Cognitive Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Introduces the study of human cognitive processes and covers perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, reasoning, and decision making. Focuses on basic research and theory in cognitive psychology but also considers their implications for everyday applications such as effective learning and retention, multitasking, and eyewitness testimony.
  • PSYC 3102 - Behavioral Genetics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Introduces the basic principles of genetics, covers how these principles can be used in the study of behavior, and evaluates the evidence for genetic influences on behavioral characteristics.