PSY 208 - Sleep: Implications for Mind and Body

This course will cover many aspects of sleep from many different perspectives. Topics to be included are the types and patterns of sleep, the functions of sleep, the physiological bases of sleep, the evolution of sleep, the development of sleep over the lifespan, sleep disorders, and dreaming. Cultural and individual differences will be addressed. Students will be introduced to the research of sleep and will learn how this research can drive social policy. Students will also gain insight into how current and past events in their own lives are related to their own sleep patterns and dreaming experiences.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016