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2011-12 Online Catalogue

Courses in Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 001 - General Psychology
Introduction to the entire field, emphasizing the behavior of the normal adult human being.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
PSYC 015 - Improv Memory,Motiv&Cog Skills
Theory and research on learning and memory, motivation, and cognitive skills. Emphasis on the application of principles to everyday life. Prerequisite: PSYC 001 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 095 - Special Topics
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Credits: 0.00 to 18.00
PSYC 096 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
PSYC 104 - Learning, Cognition & Behavior
Behavioral and cognitive principles underlying learning, memory, and action inside and outside the laboratory. Includes conditioning, motivation, biological constraints, and mechanism of remembering and forgetting. Pre/co-requisite: PSYC 001.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 109 - Psychology Research Methods I
Basic course in principles of research methodology, including design, statistical procedures, and reporting. Prepares students to understand and evaluate psychological research in a variety of areas of psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 001.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
PSYC 110 - Psychology Research Methods II
More advanced methodology course for majors in psychology. Prepares students to conduct and report research in psychology, with special attention to experimental procedures in learning and cognition. Laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: PSYC 109.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
PSYC 111 - Psychology of Decision Making
Introduction to the study of individual and group decisions. Focus on "how," "how best," and "how reasonably" to decide. Attention to tricks and traps in the process. Prerequisite: PSYC 001. Summer only.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 119 - History of Psychology
Review of major theoretical and empirical developments in psychology, including schools of psychology that have influenced contemporary models of psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 001; Junior or Senior standing.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 121 - Biopsychology
Biological bases of behavior: classical and contemporary issues, including introduction to nervous system, behavioral effects of drugs, chemical bases of behavioral disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 001 or BIOL 001.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 130 - Social Psychology
An introduction to concepts and methods used to study the behavior of individuals in various social situations. Prerequisite: PSYC 001.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 152 - Abnormal Psychology
Describing and defining abnormal behavior; models of etiology; research evidence for biological and social models; methods of intervention and prevention. Prerequisite: PSYC 001.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 161 - Developmental Psyc:Childhood
Survey of research and theories on child development from conception to adolescence emphasizing experimental analyses of early social and cognitive development. Prerequisite: PSYC 001.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 163 - Psychology Mass Communication
Survey of theory and research concerning mass media effects in children's socialization, information diffusion, and in shaping values, behaviors regarding health, politics, consumer choices, and environment. Prerequisite: PSYC 001 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
PSYC 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
PSYC 197 - Independent Study
Individual research under staff direction. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
PSYC 198 - Independent Study
Individual research under staff direction. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
PSYC 205 - Learning
Analysis of theory and research on the basic learning process and behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 109.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 206 - Motivation
Theory and research on motives, including hunger, fear, sex drive, and addiction, their influence on behavior, relationship to other psychological processes, and biological correlates. Prerequisite: PSYC 109.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 207 - Thinking
Survey of cognitive psychology, examining theory and research on perception, memory, language, cognition, and their interactions. Prerequisites: 109.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 215 - Cognition & Aging
(Cross listed with Communication Sciences 215.)
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 220 - Animal Behavior
Behavior of animals under controlled experimental conditions and in their natural environments. Consideration of evolution, development, function, and control of behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 109 or BCOR 102.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 221 - Physiological Psychology I
Structure and function of mammalian nervous system, emphasizing neurological correlates of sensory experience and perception. Individual laboratory experience. Prerequisite: 109.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
PSYC 222 - Sel Topics Behavioral Neurosci
Selected topics examining the role of the central nervous system in determining behavior, including innate behaviors, arousal, motivation, learning, and memory. Prerequisite: PSYC 121 or PSYC 221.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 223 - Psychopharmacology
Effects of drugs (both medical and recreation) on behavior. Topics such as drug effects on learning, memory, motivation, perception, emotions, and aggression. Prerequisites: 109, 121 or 222.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 230 - Advanced Social Psychology
Advanced survey of current research on the behavior of individuals in social situations. Prerequisite: PSYC 109 or PSYC 130.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 231 - Psychology of Women
Psychological theories about women and research on women's roles. Biological, personality, cognitive, and developmental factors considered. Prerequisite: One Psychology course at the 100 level.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 233 - Experience & Creativity
Explores psychological processes for developing creative thinking and for enhancing the quality of conscious experience. Emphasizes personal growth as well as theoretical understanding. Prerequisite: Advanced background in at least one relevant field, such as Psychology, Environmental Studies, Studio Art, or education.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 235 - Psychology of Art
Exploration of key psychological processes involved in creating and experiencing all forms of art; participants also conduct a research project in an area of interest. Prerequisite: Strong background in Psychology and/or Art.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 236 - Theories of Human Comm
Study of the role of perception, human information processing, language, nonverbal codes, meaning, cognition, and interpersonal and sociocultural context in human communication process. Prerequisite: PSYC 109 or PSYC 130.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 237 - Cross-Cultural Communication
Study of cultural factors, cognitive processes, communication patterns, and problems in cross-cultural communication; role of communication in development and social change in third world countries. Prerequisite: PSYC 109 or PSYC 130 or PSYC 230; other advanced background in education or a social science.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 240 - Organizational Psychology
Study of the psychological impact of macro and micro features of organizations upon leadership, decision making, workforce diversity, group process, conflict, and organizational performances. Prerequisite: PSYC 109, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 241 - Org Psyc:Glob/Cultrl/Loc Force
Study of global, cultural, and local dynamics upon organizational culture, leadership, workforce diversity, ethics and justice at work, and conflict resolution. Conduct applied organizational cultural analysis. Prerequisite: PSYC 109 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 250 - Intro to Clinical Psychology
Study of basic principles of interviewing, testing, assessment from life situations, and report writing. Examination of the most common approaches to psychotherapy. Prerequisite: PSYC 109, PSYC 152.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 251 - Behav Disorders of Childhood
An overview of theory, research, and practice in developmental psychopathology from infancy through adolescence. The major disorders of social and emotional development reviewed. Prerequisite: PSYC 109 or PSYC 161. PSYC 109 may be taken concurrently.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 254 - Prim Prevent&Mental Hlth Promo
An examination of empirical approaches to prevention of mental and emotional disorders; history of public health methods; sources of support and opposition to prevention efforts. Prerequisite: PSYC 109, PSYC 152.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 255 - Intro to Health Psychology
Psychology of the cause, treatment, and prevention of physical illness and disability. Topics include: stress, health behavior, medical compliance, patient-provider relationships, coping with illness. Prerequisite: PSYC 109 or advanced standing in Allied Health Sciences.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 260 - Self and Social Cognition
Analysis of theory and research on self, identity, and social cognition (how people make sense of themselves and others), emphasizing development of these constructs. Pre/co-requisites: Psyc 109 and Psyc 130 or 161
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 261 - Cognitive Development
Examination of research and theory concerning developmental changes in the human processing of information from infancy to adulthood centered around the work of Piaget. Prerequisite: PSYC 109 or PSYC 161. PSYC 109 may be taken concurrently.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 262 - Social Development
Examination of theory and research concerning interpersonal development in humans from infancy through adulthood. Relationships between language, cognition, and social development emphasized. Prerequisite: PSYC 109 or PSYC 161. 109 may be taken concurrently.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 265 - Infant Development
Biological, cognitive, and social aspects of infant development in context; opportunities to evaluate and design research and apply knowledge to parenting, prevention, and social policy. Prerequisite: PSYC 109, PSYC 161 which may be taken concurrently or comparable.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 266 - Communication & Children
Study of the role of communication, especially television, in cognitive and social development from preschool to adolescence. Relationship between television violence and abnormal behavior examined. Prerequisite: PSYC 109 or PSYC 161 or PSYC 163.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 267 - Adolescence
Analysis of current theory and research in adolescent development. Covers biological, cognitive, and social changes; family, peer, and school influences; and normative and problematic development. Pre/co-requisites: PSYC 109 and PSYC 161.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 268 - Psychology Adult Dev & Aging
Psychological development in the final third of the life span emphasizing theory and research concerning social, cognitive, perceptual, and mental health transitions and support interventions. Prerequisites: 1, and Sociology/Nursing/Early Childhood and Human Dev. 20 or Early Childhood and Human Dev. 195/295 or permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 269 - D1:Cross-Cultrl Psyc:Clin Pers
Introduction to issues posed for psychologists in their work with ALANA (African, Latino/a, Native and Asian American) and international populations. Critical appraisal of readings, research and case studies. Prerequisites: PSYC 001, PSYC 109. Cross-listed with: ALANA 269.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
PSYC 296 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
PSYC 301 - Faculty Seminar
Introduction to specialized areas of psychology.
Credits: 0.00
PSYC 302 - Faculty Seminar
Introduction to specialized areas of psychology.
Credits: 0.00
PSYC 303 - Biobehavioral Proseminar
Advanced survey and analysis of behavioral and biological psychology, with special emphasis on learning theory and behavioral neuroscience.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 305 - Seminar in Learning Theory
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 332 - Cognition in Social Behavior
Examination of social attribution, interpersonal set, perspectives in social encounter, and the formulation of interpersonal strategies. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 334 - Organizational Behav&Cultures
Examination of the impact of various organizational cultures upon leadership, personnel selection, group processes, motivation, entrepreneurship, decision making, conflict, negotiation strategies, and organizational development. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 340 - Adv Statistical Methods I
Statistical methods for evaluating psychological data. Emphasizes exploring data with respect to research hypotheses. Critical study of hypothesis tests on means, chi-square, and correlational techniques.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 341 - Adv Statistical Methods II
Continuation of PSYC 340. In-depth study of the analysis of variance and multiple regression. Further study of analysis and interpretation of data from the behavioral sciences. Prerequisite: PSYC 340.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 344 - Experimental Design
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 347 - Measurement & Scaling
Traditional psychophysical methods, Thurstonian judgmental methods, recent topics in unidimensional scaling. Techniques, applications in multidimensional scaling. Relation of these to mental test theory, factor analysis, cluster analysis. Prerequisites: PSYC 340, PSYC 341.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 349 - Seminar in Psyc Research Meth
For advanced psychology Graduate students. Topics may include but are not limited to: factor analysis, discriminant function analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, advanced experimental design, computer application in data collection and analysis. Prerequisite: PSYC 341; or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 350 - Family Therapy
An exploration of current theories and techniques in family therapy, through readings and discussion, as well as observation of taped and live family therapy sessions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Clinical Psychology; or Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 351 - Behavior Therapy: Adults
Review of literature relating to theory, practice, research. Emphasis on the evaluation of a variety of procedures applied to behavior disorders in adults. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 352 - Behavior Therapy: Children
Review of literature relating to theory, practice, research. Emphasis on the evaluation of a variety of procedures applied to behavior disorders in children. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 353 - Clinical Human Neuropsychology
Clinical seminar on effects on human behavior of neocortical dysfunction. Review of theoretical, clinical approaches to brain function, emphasis on recent developments in diagnostic techniques, ensuing theoretical developments. Prerequisite: PSYC 221, PSYC 222, or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 354 - Psychopathology I
An advanced course dealing with models of classification, diagnosis, epidemiology of behavior disorders in children. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 355 - Psychopathology II
An advanced course dealing with models of classification, diagnosis, epidemiology of behavior disorders in adults. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 357 - Cross Culture Clin Interv&Rsch
Issues for psychologists regarding clinical intervention and research with Black, Latino/a, Native and Asian Americans and international populations of color with an eye towards cultural competence. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 359 - Interpersonal Psychotherapy
An examination of psychotherapy as an interpersonal process. Resistance, transference, and counter-transference examined as interpersonal interactions and related to interpersonal personality theory. Prerequisites: Advanced Graduate standing; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 361 - Advanced Personality Theory
Personality development from a psychoanalytic, humanistic, trait, and sociocultural perspective. Also, methods of personality measurement, such as scale construction and the analysis of fantasy and projective material. Prerequisite: Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 362 - Community Clinical Psychology
Seminar examining community intervention strategies for psychological problems and health risk behaviors. Topics: history of community psychology, discussion of intervention programs, consultation issues, research. Prerequisite: Isntructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 363 - Advanced Primary Prevention
Review of research literature on prevention of psychopathology and promotion of competence; development of model prevention programs; evaluation, ethical issues, and political issues. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 364 - Professional Affairs & Ethics
The origins of professions and of psychology in particular. Accreditation, laws affecting psychology, organization of the profession, licensing certification, and the code of ethics for psychology. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 366 - Advanced Developmental Psyc
Critical Analysis of selected topics in developmental psychology. Research, theory, applied, professional issues including, for example, moral development, infancy, early conceptual development, professional writing. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Psychology. Repeatable course.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 369 - Health Psychology
Psychological aspects of the etiology, treatment, prevention of physical illness. Topics include: stress and disease, compliance, health care systems, coping with illness, positive health behavior. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 370 - Adult Psychological Assessment
Intelligence, neuropsychology, interviewing, psychodiagnosis, objective and projective personality methods, behavioral assessment, report writing. Supervised assessment practicum (100 hours) in university and in-patient mental health settings. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 371 - Child & Adolescent Psyc Assess
Interviewing, intelligence testing, behavioral assessment, social cognition, family environments, specific disorders of childhood. Supervised assessment practicum (100 hours) in in-patient and out-patient mental health settings and schools. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
PSYC 372 - Psychological Intervention I
Introduction to psychotherapy, theories, and strategies. Skill building in case formulation, therapeutic goals, and effective intervention techniques. Supervised therapy practicum (100 hours) in university setting. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 373 - Psychological Intervention II
Theories and strategies of psychological intervention. Supervised service delivery (150 hours) at University Counseling and Testing Center including individual and group therapy and crisis intervention. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 0.00
PSYC 374 - Advanced Clinical Practicum
Year-long, 20 hours/week supervised service delivery involving psychological intervention assessment and consultation. May be repeated for credit. Pre/co-requisites: Enrollment in Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology; Instructor permission.
Credits: 0.00 to 1.00
PSYC 375 - Internship in Clinical Psyc
Credits: 0.00
PSYC 380 - Contemporary Topics
Selected topics in depth, emphasis on critical analysis of original literature. Recent topics: anxiety, behavioral pharmacology, biological bases of memory, depression, organizational behavior, psychotherapy research, primate behavior, skilled performance.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 381 - Clinical Research Seminar
Year-long seminar on methods and design in clinical research. Oral and written presentation of a research proposal and results. Required twice for clinical students. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
PSYC 382 - Adv Professional/Research Sem
Discussion of current research and student research presentation in areas of concentration ("clusters"). Prerequisite: Graduate standing in General/Experimental Program.
Credits: 1.00
PSYC 385 - Advanced Readings & Research
Readings, with conferences, to provide graduate students with backgrounds and specialized knowledge relating to an area in which an appropriate course is not offered.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
PSYC 391 - Master's Thesis Rsch
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
PSYC 395 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
PSYC 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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