Term: Fall 2017
Subject: Psychological Science
Introduction to the entire field, emphasizing the behavior of the normal adult human being.
Basic course in principles of research methodology, including design and reporting. Prepares students to understand and evaluate psychological research in a variety of areas of psychology. Prerequisite: PSYS 001.
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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. Prerequisite: PSYS 001.
An introduction to theory and research on the science of how one's situation influences individual thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Prerequisite: PSYS 001.
Survey of research and theories on child development from conception to adolescence emphasizing experimental analyses of early social and cognitive development. Prerequisite: PSYS 001.
Describing and defining abnormal behavior; models of etiology; research evidence for biological and social models; methods of intervention and prevention. Prerequisite: PSYS 001.
On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Will include an in-class component. Offered at department discretion.
Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission only.
Cognitive Neuroscience studies thinking processes (e.g., attention, memory, problem solving) by investigating brain function. Focuses on dominant theories and relevant empirical data including a focus on non-invasive brain imaging of humans. Prerequisites: PSYS 053; PSYS 111 or PSYS 115 or NSCI 111.
Structure and function of mammalian nervous system, emphasizing neurological correlates of sensory experience and perception. Individual laboratory experience. Prerequisites: PSYS 053; PSYS 115 or NSCI 111.
Effects of drugs (both medical and recreational) on behavior. Topics such as drug effects on learning, memory, motivation, perception, emotions, and aggression. Prerequisites: PSYS 053; PSYS 115 or NSCI 111.
A study of the involvement of hormones in cognition, emotion, the stress response, circadian and homeostatic mechanisms that affect mental state, psychopathology, and reproductive behavior. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 115.
An advanced course in social psychology that covers theory and research on the self and social cognition. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 130.
An introduction to the theory and research in the study of families. Topics include dating, mate selection, adult attachment, marriage, parenting, divorce, single parenting, remarriage, and issues pertaining to race, ethnicity, and culture. Prerequisites: PSYS 053; and PSYS 150 or PSYS 170.
Covers the science and practice of using structured physical activity to promote better school readiness, performance, and adjustment in young children. Students will learn how to implement age-appropriate physical activity in the context of a combined service learning/research experience. Prerequisites: PSYS 001 or EDSP 005 or EDEC 001;Junior Standing; Instructor Permission.
An overview of theory, research, and practice in developmental psychopathology from infancy through adolescence. The major disorders of social and emotional development reviewed. Prerequisites: PSYS 053; and PSYS 150 or PSYS 170.
Study of basic principles of interviewing, testing, assessment from life situations, and report writing. Examination of the most common approaches to psychotherapy. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 170.
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. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 170.
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: PSYS 053; and PSYS 111 or PSYS 115 or PSYS 130 or PSYS 150 or PSYS 170.
Review of major theoretical and empirical developments in psychology, including schools of psychology that have influenced contemporary models of psychology. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate student.
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. Prerequisite: Psychological Science or Neuroscience Graduate standing only.
Introduction to confirmatory factor analysis, path analysis, and structural equation methods, with an emphasis on applied psychological research. Prerequisites: Psychology graduate standing; and PSYS 304 and PSYS 305.
Advanced survey and analysis of behavioral and biological psychology, with special emphasis on learning theory and behavioral neuroscience. Prerequisite: Psychology and Neuroscience graduate standing only.
An advanced course dealing with models of classification, diagnosis, epidemiology of behavior disorders in children. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing only.
An advanced course dealing with models of classification, diagnosis, epidemiology of behavior disorders in adults. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing only.
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: Psychology graduate standing only.
Year-long, 20 hours/week supervised service delivery involving psychological intervention assessment and consultation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing only.
Clinical psychology internship experience. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing only.
Research leading toward completion of the master's thesis. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing only.
Discussion of current research and student research presentation in areas of concentration ("clusters"). Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing only.
Readings, with conferences, to provide graduate students with background and specialized knowledge relating to an area in which an appropriate course is not offered. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing only.
Research leading toward completion of the doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing only.