Term: Spring 2022

Subject: Psychological Science

PSYS 001 - Intro to Psychological Science

Introduction to the entire field, emphasizing the behavior of the normal adult human being.

PSYS 053 - Research Methods

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.

PSYS 054 - Statistics for Psych Sci

Analysis of quantitative data in psychology. Calculation and interpretation of common statistical tests, including t-test, correlation, regression, chi-square, and ANOVA. Laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: PSYS 053.

PSYS 108 - Second Language Acquisition

This course explores first language influence, individual cognitive differences, and age in second language acquisition. The role of interaction, socialization, and identity are also considered. Prerequisite: LING 080 or PSYS 001. Cross-listed with: LING 177.

PSYS 115 - Biopsychology

Biological bases of behavior: classical and contemporary issues, including introduction to nervous system, behavioral effects of drugs, chemical bases of behavioral disorders. Prerequisites: PSYS 001 or BIOL 001 or BCOR 011 or BCOR 021.

PSYS 130 - Social Psychology

An introduction to theory and research on the science of how one's situation influences individual thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Prerequisite: PSYS 001.

PSYS 150 - Developmental Psych: Childhood

Survey of research and theories on child development from conception to adolescence emphasizing experimental analyses of early social and cognitive development. Prerequisite: PSYS 001.

PSYS 170 - Abnormal Psychology

Describing and defining abnormal behavior; models of etiology; research evidence for biological and social models; methods of intervention and prevention. Prerequisite: PSYS 001.

PSYS 178 - Mentored Clinical Internship

Clinical internship placement for two semesters (6 credits). Every effort will be made to assist students in finding a placement that fits their interests. A weekly seminar will offer an opportunity for all interns to share experiences and learn the importance of ethics and confidentiality. Prerequisites: PSYS 053, PSYS 054; Senior standing; Instructor permission; Juniors may qualify if space is available.

PSYS 191 - Teaching Assistantship

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. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

PSYS 198 - Undergraduate Research

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.

PSYS 211 - Learning

Analysis of theory and research on the basic learning process and behavior. Prerequisites: PSYS 053, PSYS 111.

PSYS 213 - 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. Prerequisites: PSYS 053; PSYS 111 or PSYS 115.

PSYS 215 - Physiological Psychology

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.

PSYS 216 - Psychopharmacology

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.

PSYS 220 - Behavioral Genetics

Students will gain conceptual understanding of the contributions of genes, environments, and the interplay of these and other factors, to various behaviors. Addresses variety of approaches to behavioral genetics research, including family and twin studies, animal studies, genome-wide association studies and the candidate gene approach. Prerequisite: (PSYS 053, PSYS 115) or NSCI 111 or BIOL 001 or BCOR 011.

PSYS 230 - Advanced Social Psychology

In-depth discussion of select topics centering on how situations influence individuals' thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Prerequisite: PSYS 053, PSYS 130.

PSYS 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: PSYS 053; and PSYS 111 or PSYS 130 or PSYS 150 or PSYS 170.

PSYS 251 - D1:Race in American Youth

An overview of how race and ethnicity relate to youth development, ranging from infancy to adolescence. Explores how youths' racial attitudes, beliefs, identity, and interactions develop, as well as ways that race and ethnicity influence the pathways youth take in American society. Prerequisites: PSYS 001, PSYS 053, PSYS 150.

PSYS 254 - Social Development

Examination of theory and research concerning interpersonal development in humans from infancy through adulthood. Emphasizes relationships among language, cognition, and social development. Prerequisites: PSYS 053, PSYS 150.

PSYS 259 - Psychology of Families

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.

PSYS 269 - Fit Kids: Special Populations

Examines how physical activity (PA) may assist in managing symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other common conditions such as anxiety, depression, and autism. Students spend one hour/week in the UVM classroom with remaining time spent implementing PA in educational settings. Prerequisites: PSYS 001 or EDSP 005 or EDEC 001; Instructor permission.

PSYS 271 - 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. Prerequisites: PSYS 053, PSYS 170.

PSYS 279 - 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. Prerequisites: PSYS 053, PSYS 170.

PSYS 295 - Advanced Special Topics

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.

PSYS 296 - Advanced Special Topics

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.

PSYS 305 - Adv Statistical Methods II

Continuation of PSYS 304. In-depth study of the analysis of variance and multiple regression. Further study of analysis and interpretation of data from the behavioral sciences. Prerequisites: PSYS 304; Psychology or Neuroscience graduate standing.

PSYS 350 - Developmental Proseminar

This seminar focuses on key issues in developmental psychology, including an examination and critique of psychological theories, methods, and research in child and adolescent development. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing.

PSYS 375 - Adult Cognitive & Behav Thrpy

Review of literature relating to theory, practice, research. Emphasis on the evaluation of a variety of procedures applied to behavior disorders in adults. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing.

PSYS 376 - Multicultural Issues Clin Psyc

An advanced, experiential and didactic course with the following objectives: (1) to increase awareness of racial-cultural factors in clinical psychology; (2) to build knowledge of specific reference group identities-such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, and religion; and (3) to cultivate culturally-responsive practice through skill development and critical consciousness. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing.

PSYS 380 - 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: Psychology graduate standing.

PSYS 384 - Intro Psych Intervention Skill

Introduction to basic psychological intervention skills and the integration of these skills in the therapeutic setting. For first-year doctoral students in clinical psychology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing only.

PSYS 385 - Advanced Clinical Practicum

Year-long, 20 hours/week supervised service delivery involving psychological intervention assessment and consultation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing.

PSYS 389 - Internship in Clinical Psyc

Clinical psychology internship experience. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing.

PSYS 391 - Master's Thesis Research

Research leading toward completion of the master's thesis. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing.

PSYS 393 - Adv Professional/Research Sem

Discussion of current research and student research presentation in areas of concentration ("clusters"). Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing.

PSYS 395 - Advanced Readings/Research

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.

PSYS 396 - Advanced Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: Psychology Graduate Standing Only; Instructor permission.

PSYS 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research

Research leading toward completion of the doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite: Psychology graduate standing.