2014-2015 Pitzer Catalog 
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2014-2015 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC 155 PZ -Behavioral Epigenetics

Institution: Pitzer

Description: Epigenetics is the study of gene regulation. Recent research indicates that experiences influence genetic functioning, highlighting how Nature and Nurture interact. In this course, students will read chapters and articles about this fascinating and important field, exploring (among other topics) how childhood experiences produce epigenetics effects that persist into adulthood, how epigenetic phenomena are involved in learning and memory, and how such phenomena contribute to the onset of diseases like obesity, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 010 PZ and an introductory course in biology, or instructor’s permission. Please also check the current course schedule for requirements.

Note(s): Satisfies: SEM, BIO, DEV.

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