PSY - PSYCHOLOGY

PSY - 1010   PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  A survey of the branches of psychology and the scientific approach to the study of behavior.  091 - Honors Principles of Psychology

PSY - 2100   STATISTICAL METHODS
[3 hours]  Descriptive and inferential statistics as applied to research in basic behavioral science and to clinical application.      Prerequisite: MATH 1320 or equivalent

PSY - 2200   ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Disordered human behavior; its etiology, classification, and treatment.  Consideration of different theories.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010

PSY - 2400   COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Theoretical and empirical approaches to the role of pattern recognition, attention, memory, language, problem solving and decision making in human thinking.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010

PSY - 2500   DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Emphasizes change and continuity in development, with a focus on research and theory during infancy, childhood and adolescence.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010

PSY - 2510   LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Emphasizes research and theory from conception through old age, and integrates important developmental issues within a lifespan approach.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010

PSY - 2600   PSYCHOBIOLOGY
[3 hours]  The neural bases of behavior; topics include organization of the nervous system, perception and movement, learning and memory, emotion and motivation, drugs, language, and mental disorders.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010

PSY - 2610   LEARNING AND MOTIVATION
[3 hours]  Extended treatment of learning, conditioning, and motivation including operant learning, reinforcement schedules, symbolic reward, generalization, and related theoretical developments.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010

PSY - 2700   SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Theoretical and empirical treatment of socially-based perception and cognition, interpersonal influence, small group processes, and interpersonal relations.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010

PSY - 3000   HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  An historical treatment of the development of modern psychology, starting in the mid 19th century, with some consideration of earlier approaches.  Theoretical developments are emphasized.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010

PSY - 3010   CULTURE AND PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Theoretical and empirical examination of the generality of psychological concepts across cultural and ethnic groups.  A cultural analysis of key topics in clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology.  Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level Psychology courses

PSY - 3020   PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN
[3 hours]  Explore and critique theories and research related to the psychology of women.  Life span development in women, the validity of the study of gender differences, and selected topics relevant to women�s mental health will be addressed.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010

PSY - 3110   RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
[4 hours]   Design, execution, analysis, and reporting of research in psychology.  Lecture and laboratory  Prerequisite: PSY 2100

PSY - 3120  UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
[4 hours]  Emphasis on the interpretation (as opposed to execution) of psychological research.  Features overview of statistical methods and experimental design principles.  Required for Psychology majors on liberal Arts track.  Prerequisite:  PSY 1010

PSY - 3200   PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
[3 hours]  Overview of major theoretical ideas and empirical research in personality and individual differences.      Prerequisite: PSY 1010

PSY - 3210  CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  An overview of the field of Clinical Psychology including clinical assessment, psychotherapy, community intervention methods and professional/ethical issues.  Prerequisite: PSY 2200

PSY - 3220   PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD
[3 hours]  Clinical and experimental perspectives on behavioral, developmental, and emotional disturbances in childhood.  Prerequisite: PSY 2500 or 2510; 2200

PSY - 3400   COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Analysis of the neural basis of higher level mental functions (e.g., perception, language, emotion), with an emphasis on anatomic and functional differences between the left and right cerebral hemispheres.  Prerequisite: PSY 2400

PSY - 3410   PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE
[3 hours]  Examination of the cognitive processes involved in language.  Topics include neural bases of language, speech production and perception, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, and comprehension.  Prerequisite: PSY 2400 or consent of instructor

PSY - 3500   ADOLESCENCE
[3 hours]  Views the biological and psychosocial changes during adolescence from a systems perspective.  Emphasizes  issues of identity and cognitive growth.  Prerequisite: PSY 2500 or 2510

PSY - 3510   THE ADULT YEARS
[3 hours]  Emphasizes growth and change throughout adulthood.  Issues of personality and cognitive change are investigated, and theory and research are highlighted.  Prerequisite: PSY 2500 or 2510

PSY - 3520   PERCEPTUAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours]  Emphasizes both theory and research in perceptual and cognitive development, with a focus on infants, children, and adolescents.  Prerequisite: PSY 2500 or 2510

PSY - 3610   BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
[3 hours]  In-depth treatment of the structure and function of neurons and their mediation of behavior, both normal and abnormal:  circadian rhythms, eating, emotions, sexual behavior, memory, language and mental disorders.  The scientific study of the brain and methods of neuroscience are emphasized.  Prerequisite: PSY 2600 or consent of instructor

PSY - 3620   SENSORY PROCESSES
[3 hours]  In-depth treatment of the neural organization of the sensory and motor systems.  A comparative and evolutionary approach to the study of perception is emphasized.  Prerequisite: PSY 2600 or PSY 3610 or consent of instructor.

PSY - 3700   SMALL GROUP BEHAVIOR
[3 hours]  An examination of the psychological processes within small groups.      Prerequisite: PSY 2700

PSY - 3710   PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LAW
[3 hours]  Course cross-listed as LST 3710.  Emphasizes the utilization of theoretical and empirical notions of psychological science as they apply to both civil and criminal law.  Prerequisite: PSY 2700

PSY - 3800   HONORS PROPOSAL
[1 - 3 hours]  Literature review and design of an experiment that will form the basis for an Honors Thesis; a formal written proposal will be prepared in conjunction with, and approved by, the thesis advisor and must be submitted to the departmental honors advisor.  Prerequisite: PYS 2100; admission to Psychology Honors and consent of instructor

PSY - 3820   HONORS MEETING FOR JUNIORS
[1 hour]  Topics include advanced research tools, research design, practical approach to experiments, ethics in research and career planning.  Admission to Psychology Honors and consent of instructor.  Prerequisite: consent of instructor

PSY - 3910   HONORS RESEARCH
[1 - 3 hours]  Data collection for research that will form the basis for the Honors Thesis.  Admission to Psychology Honors and consent of instructor.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

PSY - 3940   EXTERNSHIP IN PSYCHOLOGY
[1 - 4 hours]  Supervised work experience in Psychology-related employment settings. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

PSY - 4100   RESEARCH PRACTICUM
[1 - 4 hours]  Directed by experience in empirical psychological research by students participating in faculty laboratories.  Section number denotes field of research:
    :030 - Developmental psychology
    :040 - Social psychology
    :060 - Cognitive and biological psychology
    :070 - Clinical psychology
Consent of instructor.  Prerequisite: 2000 level course in content area of the practicum and consent of instructor

PSY - 4110   QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
[4 hours]  Study and training in systematic, open-ended, nonquanititative methods for studying human beings, with an emphasis on grounded theory and phenomenological research methods.  Prerequisite:  PSY 3110 or 3210.

PSY - 4200   RESEARCH IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
[4 hours]  Study and training in methods used in research on clinical populations or interventions.  4200 (-024):  Study of basic elements of communication in psychological helping situations (e.g., counseling,  psychotherapy). (Tape recorder required).  Prerequisite: PSY 3110 or 3210.

PSY - 4400   RESEARCH IN COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
[4 hours]  Experience in designing, conducting, and interpreting research on cognitive processes.  Prerequisite: PSY 2400, PSY 3110

PSY - 4500   RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
[4 hours]  Study and analysis of research methods, as applied to the development of perception, learning, socialization, cognition and language.  Experience in designing and carrying out research in some of these areas.  Prerequisite: PSY 2500 or PSY2510, PSY 3110

PSY - 4600   RESEARCH IN PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND LEARNING
[4 hours]  Experience designing and carrying out research in learning.  Section number denotes topic:  section 001 - learning and motivation in infrahuman subjects section 033 - learning and behavior analysis in humans and its application (not WAC)    Prerequisite: PSY 2610 or consent of instructor

PSY - 4700   RESEARCH IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
[4 hours]  Experience in designing research in social psychology, including a research project.  Prerequisite: PSY 3110, PSY 2700 or equivalent

PSY - 4800   PSYCHOLOGY HONORS CONFERENCE
[4 hours]  Intensive reading and discussion of some aspect of psychology.  Content varies. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

PSY - 4820   HONORS MEETING FOR SENIORS
[1 hour]  Topics include scientific graphics and visualizing data, professional publishing, scientific oral and poster presentations.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

PSY - 4910   INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
[1 - 4 hours]  This course will be offered every semester and will fill the requirement for an advanced research course.  A student will carry out an empirical research project of his or her own design under the guidance of a member of the faculty.  The student will collect and analyze the data in conjunction with the faculty member.  The purpose of the course is to provide advanced students with extended experience in carrying out an independent research project in close coordination with a faculty mentor.  The course may be writing intensive if a formal research paper is written in APA journal style and undergoes at least one major revision after scrutiny by the faculty mentor in conference with the student.  The exact nature of the research will depend on the interest of the individual student and the willingness of the faculty mentor.  Students will be required to prepare the required submissions for presentation to the human or animal subjects protection committees as part of the research and training in the ethics of the discipline.  Prerequisite: PSY 3110 and consent of instructor

PSY - 4950  SENIOR THESIS
[4 hours]  In-depth reading and evaluation of a topic in psychology by a student near the end of the undergraduate career, under the guidance of an individual faculty member.  Topic must be approved in advance.  Prerequisite:  Senior standing and instructor�s consent.

PSY - 4960   HONORS THESIS
[2 - 3 hours]  Analysis, interpretation, and reporting of research aimed at understanding some aspect of behavior or its underlying mechanisms.  The reports include a formal written thesis, a scientific poster, and an oral presentation.  Prerequisite: PSY 3110, PSY 3800, PSY 3820; and consent of instructor

PSY - 4980   SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Seminar discussion of selected topics in psychology to allow for a more comprehensive treatment than possible in other available courses; or technical laboratory course in neuroanatomical techniques.  Topics will vary depending on student demand and availability of instructors.      Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

PSY - 4990   INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 4 hours]  This course is a tutorial consisting of directed independent reading, conferences with the instructor to discuss the readings and assess the student�s understanding of their significance, and a paper in which the student summarizes the read material, integrates the material, and discusses its significance for understanding some aspect of behavior.  The purpose of this course is to provide advanced students with extended study of a topic of special interest to the student that is not covered in regularly scheduled courses.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

PSY - 6000/7000   HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Intensive historical treatment of the development of modern psychology from the 19th century. Theoretical psychological and related philosophical positions are emphasized.

PSY - 6010/7010   PSYCHOLOGICAL APPARATUS
[3 hours]  Section 001 - Practical electronics and programming with logic modules.  Section 002 - Computer programming.

PSY - 6020/7020   PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN
[3 hours]  All aspects of the psychology of women will be addressed in this seminar. In particular a lifespan approach will be taken to an exploration of how social context (violence, economic conditions, etc.) impacts women�s psychological growth.

PSY - 6030/7030   RESEARCH PRACTICUM
[1 - 3 hours]  Developing, conducting, analyzing, and preparing reports of research projects under faculty supervision. May be repeated.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

PSY - 6040/7040   TEACHING PRACTICUM
[3 hours]  Supervised experience in the teaching of psychology. May be repeated for credit.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

PSY - 6050/7050   CULTURE AND PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  A theoretical and empirical analysis of the systematic functioning of culture in psychological phenomena, with a focus on key concepts in clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

PSY - 6100/7100   DESIGN AND EVAL OF PSYCH RESEARCH I
[3 hours]  Theory of probability, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics.

PSY - 6110/7110   DESIGN AND EVAL OF PSYCH RESEARCH II
[3 hours]  Hypothesis testing, factorial designs and their analysis, non-parametric approaches.  Prerequisite: PSY 6100/7100 or equiv.

PSY - 6130/7130   DESIGN AND EVAL OF PSYCH RESEARCH III
[3 hours]  Readings and discussion of problems of research design and analysis.  Prerequisite: PSY 6110 or equiv.

PSY - 6140/7140   ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS
[3 hours]  Overview of inquiry methods for applied research, including relevant philosophy of science; qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; common research designs; and specialized analysis methods (e.g., meta-analysis).  Prerequisite: PSY 6110 or equivalent

PSY - 6200/7200   THEORIES OF PERSONALITY
[3 hours]  Advanced analysis of traditional and modern theories of personality and individual differences. Emphasis is on philosophical understandings of human motivation, personality development, and the etiology and treatment of psychopathology.

PSY - 6210/7210   PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Critical analysis of diagnostic classification models, etiological conceptualizations, and therapeutic interventions form mental disorders.

PSY - 6220/7220   COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT
[3 hours]  Assessment of cognitive functioning, utilizing tests of cognitive abilities and achievement.

PSY - 6230/7230   PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT
[3 hours]  Assessment of personality functioning utilizing objective tests. Prerequisite: PSY 6220/7220

PSY - 6250/7250   SEMINAR IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Advanced seminar focusing on selected topics from the general area of clinical psychology. -001 Clinical neuropsychology -002 Child psychopathology -003 Child Clinical Intervention -004 Marital & Family Therapy -005 Psychotherapy research & program evaluation  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

PSY - 6260/7260   PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
[3 hours]  Exploration of ethical and professional issues faced by clinical psychologists. Detailed analysis of the American Psychological Association�s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

PSY - 6270/7270   CHILD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Advanced study of the psychopathology and treatment of behavioral, developmental, and emotional disturbances in childhood.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

PSY - 6280/7280   COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOTHERAPIES
[3 hours]  Presentation and exploration of several cognitive-behavioral and behavioral psychotherapies. Applications to different clinical populations

PSY - 6290/7290   PSYCHODYNAMIC/EXPERIENTIAL THERAPIES
[3 hours]  Overview of the major therapeutic approaches within the psychodynamic and humanistic-experiential traditions, specifically, brief dynamic and interpersonal treatments; and client-centered, gestalt and process-experiential therapies.  Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

PSY - 6390/7390   CLINICAL LABORATORY
[4 hours]  Clinical interviewing, diagnostic assessment, case conceptualization, and oral presentation of clinical cases. Diagnostic, therapeutic, and professional issues are addressed via didactic coursework and practicum work with clients in the Psychology Clinic.

PSY - 6400/7400   COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  An intensive examination of human information processing. Topics include neural bases of cognition, perceptual and attentional processing, mental imagery, memory, problem solving and reasoning.

PSY - 6410/7410   SEMINAR IN COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  An advanced seminar focusing on selected topics from the general area of Cognitive Psychology.

PSY - 6420/7420   SEMINAR ON THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE
[3 hours]  An advanced seminar focusing on selected topics concerned with the psychology of language.  Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

PSY - 6500/7500   DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Advanced treatment of the theoretical and empirical literature in developmental psychology, and of the major issues of the field.

PSY - 6510/7510   SEMINAR IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Readings and evaluative discussions of the primary research literature in developmental psychology.  Prerequisite: PSY 6500

PSY - 6600/7600   BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
[3 hours]  Structure and function of neurons and the neural mediation of behavior, both normal and abnormal.

PSY - 6610/7610   SEMINAR IN PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND LEARNING
[3 hours]  Readings and evaluative discussions of the primary research literature in psychobiology, behavioral neuroscience,  neuroanatomy, learning, motivation, and perception.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

PSY - 6620/7620   COMPARATIVE NEUROANATOMY
[3 hours]  -001 Laboratory; identification of structures in all of the major functional systems in histological brain sections of at least three different species.  -002 Laboratory; neurohistological techniques including sectioning and staining.  Prerequisite: PSY 6600 or equivalent

PSY - 6630/7630   SENSORY PROCESSES
[3 hours]  In-depth treatment of the neural organization of the sensory and motor systems. A comparative and evolutionary approach to the study of perception is emphasized.  Prerequisite: 6600 or equivalent

PSY - 6700/7700   SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Social cognition and behavior, interpersonal influence and social relations will be addressed.

PSY - 6710/7710   SEMINAR IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  In depth treatment of selected topics in Social Psychology.

PSY - 6930/7930   SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Readings and evaluative discussions of the primary research literature in psychology.      Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

PSY - 6940/7940   COMMUNITY EXTERNSHIP
[4 hours]  Supervised applied assessment, therapeutic, and consultative experience in community settings. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

PSY � 69607960 M.A. THESIS
[1 - 6 hours]  Developing, conducting and analyzing the thesis research project, writing the thesis.

PSY - 6980/7980   SPECIAL TOPICS
[1 - 3 hours]  Professional issues in academic and scientific psychology.

PSY - 6990/7990   INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 15 hours]  Directed reading and/or experimentation on a topic selected by the study in conjunction with a faculty mentor.      Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

PSY - 8960   PHD DISSERTATION
[1 - 15 hours]  Developing, conducting and analyzing the dissertation research project; writing the dissertation.

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