Course Information

Undergraduate Psychology Courses

To see a listing of all Psychology courses including course descriptions, visit the Course Catalog in the Academic Guide.   To know which classes will be offered in a particular semester, visit the Class Schedule and search for the term  you are interested in.


Enrollment Information

If you have questions about enrolling in Psychology courses, please visit our Enrollment Policies webpage.  This page provides information about class restrictions during Phase I and Phase II, information about waitlists and discussion sections, and much more.  


Psychology Undergraduate Seminars - Spring 2018

In Spring 2018, the department is offering one seminar class.  Due to the small class size and nature of Seminar courses, spots are limited and you must be accepted into the class by the professor. You can download the Seminar application form from our Psychology Forms & Petitions webpage.  We have extended the application deadline.  For information about how to apply for the Seminar, please contact Christine Mullarkey at


Psych 148 - Seminar in Emotion and Emotional Development

Prof. Campos

Thursday 1-3:30 pm

1111 Tolman Hall

This seminar is a discussion based exploration of the following issues in the field of emotion and emotional development.

  1. What is emotion?
  2. What are the basic theoretical approaches to the study of emotion? (Basic Emotion Theory and Appraisal Theory)
  3. How do we measure emotion?
  4. What develops in emotional development? (joy, fear, anger, shame, guilt, pride, attachment)
  5. Social Referencing and Social Appraisal

Admission into the course is strictly by permission from the instructor and class size is limited to 15-18 students. There will be a take home examination at the end of the semester and each student will be expected to lead discussions by himself/herself or with others on selected topics in the seminar. All students will be expected to write discussion questions based on the readings for the week. Readings = approximately 70 pages per week. If you have any questions, please write Prof. Campos at


DeCal Classes

The DeCal Program (or just DeCal) is an aggregate of student-run courses at the University of California, Berkeley – here, students create and facilitate their own classes on a variety of subjects, many of which are not addressed in the traditional curriculum. This semester, the Psychology department is sponsoring 11 unique DeCal classes including one specifically about how to get the most  out of your experience as a Psychology major, "Personal Development in Psychology".  Learn more about DeCal classes and see a list of courses offered this Fall on the DeCal website.


Open & Suggested Classes

Looking for open classes for the current semester?  We encourage you to explore classes in other departments to complement your Psychology major.  Visit the Open & Suggested Classes webpage to see the latest open, high-interest classes recommended by all departments.