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Alev Erisir

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Psychology
Office location and address
187 Gilmer Hall
485 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Midbrain circuits for perceptual decision-making
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
May 01, 2021 – April 30, 2024
AS-PSYC Short-Term Cognitive Change in Adults from 18 to 80
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Aging
January 01, 2016 – December 31, 2021
AS-PSYC Ultrastructural Neuropathology in Transgenic Models of Alzheimer's Disease
Source: Virginia Commonwealth University
July 01, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Synaptic Afferent-Target Relations in Gustatory NTS
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Deafness & Other Communicati
August 01, 2010 – July 31, 2014
PSYC 2410: Abnormal Psychology
Credits: 3
Introduces psychopathology with a focus on specific forms of abnormal behavior: depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. Prerequisites: None.
PSYC 3210: Psychobiology Laboratory
Credits: 3
Develops skills necessary for the study of neural bases of behavior, such as brain dissection, electrophysiology, histology, behavioral analysis, and genetic/epigenetic analyses. Emphasis is on mastering contemporary techniques used in neuroscience research and effective, professional written presentation of research findings. Prerequisite: PSYC 2200 or 4200 or BIOL 3050; PSYC 3005 recommended.
PSYC 3590: Research in Psychology
Credits: 2–3
An original experimental project is undertaken in which each student is responsible for the design and operation of the experiment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 14 credits of psychology and instructor permission.
NESC 3960: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Students in Neuroscience major are expected to participate in active research, supervised by a faculty research mentor. The course grade is based on 10 hours/week lab work toward achieving term goals that are determined individually at the beginning of the term. Students are expected to submit a Term Plan one month after the first day of classes and a Progress Report two weeks before the last day of classes.
COGS 3960: Cognitive Science Research
Credits: 3
This course aims to provide faculty-supervised research experience. A faculty mentor should be identified before enrollment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Faculty supervisor permission.
NESC 3995: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
This course provides opportunities for first and second year students who have not yet declared a major to engage in supervised research activities.
PSYC 4200: Neural Mechanisms of Behavior
Credits: 3
Introduces basic concepts in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurochemistry needed for an understanding of brain and behavior. Prerequisite: Enrollment not allowed in more than one 4000-level or 5000-level PSYC course & student must be 4th year psychology, neuroscience, or cognitive science major status. Students should have also taken PSYC 2200 or PSYC 2210. PSYC 3210 is recommended.
NESC 4960: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
An original experimental project is undertaken in which each student is responsible for the design and operation of the experiment under the direction of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. Prerequisite: Major in Neuroscience.
NESC 4970: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 3
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. The thesis must be based on empirical research conducted by the student. Prerequisite: Participant in Neuroscience DMP.
COGS 4970: Distinguished Major Thesis
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings.
NESC 4980: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 3
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. The thesis must be based on empirical research conducted by the student. Prerequisite: Participant in Neuroscience DMP.
COGS 4980: Distinguished Major Thesis
Credits: 6
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings.
PSYC 5265: Functional Neuroanatomy
Credits: 3
An overview of the structure of the vertebrate nervous system with an emphasis on the mammalian brain. Completion of PSYC 4200 or BIOL 3050. Restricted to 3rd or 4th year PSYC, Cog Sci or Neurosci majors or Grad A&S student or Instructor consent
PSYC 5280: Neuropsychopharmacology
Credits: 3
Combines the study of the synaptic circuits function for producing measurable behaviors and the principles of pharmacology. Focus on basic concepts in behavior analysis, pharmacology, and neuropharmacology, and reviews research techniques for assessing the effects of drugs on the behavior of nonhumans and humans.
PSYC 7200: Advanced Neural Mechanisms of Behavior
Credits: 3
Introduces basic concepts in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurochemistry needed for an understanding of brain and behavior. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
PSYC 7559: New Course in Psychology
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of psychology.
PSYC 8040: Forum on Scientific and Professional Ethics
Credits: 1
Studies scholarly writings, empirical research, and current developments relating to ethics in psychology, and relevant ethical codes and regulations influencing the conduct of scientists and educators. Focuses on recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas in academic and research settings. Prerequisite: second-year standing in a graduate program in the Department of Psychology or instructor permission.
PSYC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Thesis
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
PSYC 9501: Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent laboratory research undertaken with advisor. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and can be repeated. Instructor permission required.
PSYC 9502: Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent laboratory research undertaken with advisor. Graded and can be repeated. Instructor permission required.
PSYC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
NESC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PSYC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
NESC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, under the supervision of a dissertation director.