PSYC2550

Interpersonal Neurobiology

3 Credits

University Transfer Course 13-3-0

Given the emotional aftershocks associated with the collective experience of historical trauma in Canad’s Indigenous population, this course explores how the disruption in parent-child attachment relationships – associated with the residential school experience, and spanning several generations – is still a major contributing factor to adverse childhood experiences and the attendant problems indigenous adults encounter in the areas of memory, self-organization, the regulation of emotions, and the ability to cope with stress. Humans, fortunately, are gifted with neuroplastic brains, so this course development, resilience, and secure attachment.

Prerequisites: PSYC 1500