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as of 6/30/2022

BEHAVIOR RYTHMS AND SLEEP-WAKE CYCLES
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Italy - University of Bologna - 'Univ. of Bologna'
UC Course SubjectPsychology
Number & Suffix: 174
Full UC Title: BEHAVIOR RYTHMS AND SLEEP-WAKE CYCLES 
Transcript Title: SLEEP-WAKE PATTERNS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This is a graduate level course that is part of the Laurea Magistrale program. The course is intended for advanced level students only. Enrollment is by consent of the instructor. The course focuses on chronobiology and chronopsychology and the meaning of the alternation between wake and sleep over the course of 24 hours. Particular emphasis is placed on the discomforts tied to alterations in the wake-sleep cycle and interventions that can be adopted in the context of the psychology of health. The first part of the course is devoted to a historical analysis of theories related to the functions of sleep along with a review of the beliefs and theories regarding the nature and meaning of dreaming. The course includes a section devoted to the techniques employed in studying sleep, the deprivation of sleep, and the study of dreams. Special emphasis is placed on physiological aspects such as the typical cycle of a normal night of sleep; the processes of falling asleep and of waking up; two types of sleep, Non-REM and REM; advantages of and disadvantages of the dichotomy-type hypothesis; and the need for sleep. 
Language of Instruction: Italian
 
Partner Title: RITMI DEL COMPORTAMENTO E CICLO VEGLIA-SONNO (LM) 
Partner University Department: Psicologia Cognitiva Applicata 
Partner University Course Number: 45271