Erin Clabough

Associate Professor of Psychology
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Psychology
Office location and address
485 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Make-Your-Own Modules: Customizable Brain Awareness Week Classroom Presentations
Source: Charles A. Dana Foundation
February 02, 2021 – June 26, 2021
PSYC 150: Special Topics in Psychology
Special Topics in Psychology.
PSYC 2200: A Survey of the Neural Basis of Behavior
Credits: 3
After an overview of brain organization and function, the course examines what we know about the physiological bases of several behaviors including sensation and perception, learning, memory, sleep development, hunger, thirst, and emotions.
PSYC 3210: RM: 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 3559: New Course in Psychology
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of psychology.
PSYC 4280: Neural Basis of Empathy
Credits: 3
The goal of this course is to familiarize you with ideas about empathy, as rooted in basic neuroscience. Topics covered include the separate neural networks underlying emotional versus cognitive empathy, empathy assays designed to measure theory of mind/prosocial/empathetic behavior in humans and animals, and synaptic plasticity. We will investigate creativity and self-regulation as ways to enhance empathy in humans.
PSYC 4500: Special Topics in Psychology
Credits: 3
Topical Offerings in Psychology
PSYC 4559: New Course in Psychology
Credits: 3
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of psychology.