Psychology
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Psychology Fall 2017

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 100: Basic Concepts in Psychology (3 Credits)

Introduces psychology as scientific discipline. Examines concepts and methods in learning, motivation, development, personality, and measurement. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Nicholas Michael Hertz — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Enterprise Hall 80
  • Section DL1 — Shane Kelly — Online
  • Section 001 — Shane Kelly — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Enterprise Hall 80

200-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 211: Developmental Psychology (3 Credits)

Review of major developmental theories including perspectives of childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 231: Social Psychology (3 Credits)

Study of human behavior development in a social matrix, including such topics as socialization, cultural behavior, group norms, and attitude formation. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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300-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 300: Statistics in Psychology (4 Credits)

Descriptive and inferential statistics in design, analysis, and interpretation of psychological research with practical application using computers in laboratory. Notes: Students are strongly encouraged to take PSYC 301 concurrently. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credits of PSYC and 3 credits of MATH course work or permission of instructor.
Recommended Corequisite: Students are strongly encouraged to take PSYC 301.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

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PSYC 301: Research Methods in Psychology (4 Credits)

General research design in psychology, with an emphasis on experimental design and control. Topics include use of human participants in research, reliability and validity, observational methods, and survey and longitudinal designs. Notes: Students are strongly encouraged to take PSYC 300 concurrently. Laboratory work will include designing and running research studies and writing manuscripts using appropriate style and format. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and either PSYC 300, STAT 250, or STAT 350 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

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PSYC 304: Principles of Learning (4 Credits)

Principles of animal learning, including such topics as classical and operant conditioning, discrimination learning, and animal cognition. Notes: Laboratory projects require working with computer simulations. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 300 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

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PSYC 309: Sensation, Perception, and Information Processing (4 Credits)

Principles of perception, including topics such as psychophysics, perceptual organization, perceptual learning, and perceptual constancies. Notes: Laboratory projects demonstrate and investigate perceptual phenomena. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 300 and PSYC 301.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

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PSYC 312: Educational Psychology (3 Credits)

Enables students to apply psychological principles to the learning process in the classroom context. Examines the theoretical and applied aspects of learning, motivation, human development, personality, assessment, and evaluation in educational settings. Corresponding implications for effective teaching will be discussed. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Ellen Rowe — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 124

PSYC 313: Child Development (3 Credits)

Study of human psychological development from conception to adolescence including such topics as genetic factors, emotional and intellectual growth, and environmental influences. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

PSYC 314: Adolescent Development (3 Credits)

Study of the biological and cultural changes accompanying adolescence, including the effect of these changes on emotional, intellectual, and social development. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Mandana Kinoshita Mohtasham — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1007
  • Section DL1 — Emma D Whitmyre — Online  -  Section Syllabus Pdficon small

PSYC 317: Cognitive Psychology (3 Credits)

An in-depth overview of important topics in cognitive psychology, including memory, attention, pattern recognition, problem solving, reasoning, and psycholinguistics. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Six credits of psychology or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 320: Psychological Tests and Measurements (4 Credits)

Examination and application of principles underlying the theory, interpretation, and administration of psychological tests, including a study of tests of intelligence, achievement, and ability. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 300 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

PSYC 321: Clinical Psychology (3 Credits)

Examines evidence-based psychological assessment and psychotherapy techniques to understand, prevent, and treat psychological distress and dysfunction and promote well-being. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 325 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section DL1 — Jerome Short — Online
  • Section 001 — Jerome Short — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 122

PSYC 322: Behavior Modification (3-5 Credits)

Examination of experimental principles of human and animal learning within theoretical framework of applied behavior analysis, including design, implementation, and evaluation of operant intervention programs across a wide variety of human situations. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 324 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Ellen Rowe — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW — Robinson B222

PSYC 324: Personality Theory (3 Credits)

Introduction to classical and contemporary theories of personality, and comparative evaluation of major theories in terms of relevant studies. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section DL1 — Samantha Dubrow — Online
  • Section 001 — Samantha Dubrow — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Robinson B228

PSYC 325: Abnormal Psychology (3 Credits)

Study of development of abnormal behavior patterns, including such topics as methods of diagnosis and prevention of serious mental disorders such as psychosomatic disorders, psychoses, character disorders, and mental retardation. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and either PSYC 211, 231, or 324 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 326: Therapeutic Communication Skills (3 Credits)

Introduction to understanding and use of basic therapeutic communication skills used in clinical and counseling psychology. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (PSYC 325C- or L325).
C- Requires minimum grade of C-.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 327: Psychology in the Community (3 Credits)

Individual placements in applied psychology settings. Notes: A maximum of 6 credits of PSYC 327, 328, 421, and 422 can be applied to the psychology major. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC major with 6 hours of PSYC and permission of associate chair for undergraduate studies.
Schedule Type: Internship

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Michael E Hurley — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW — East Building 121

PSYC 328: Psychology in the Community Laboratory (1 credit. Credits)

Consists of a one-hour service learning component linked to selected psychology courses. Notes: A maximum of 6 credits of PSYC 327, 328, 421, and 422 can be applied to the psychology major. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC major with 6 hours of PSYC and permission of instructor and associate chair for undergraduate studies.
Schedule Type: Internship

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PSYC 333: Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3 Credits)

Examination of application of psychological principles and methods to problems commonly encountered in business and industry. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 300; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 335: Psychology of Creativity and Innovation (3 Credits)

Creativity and innovation take place in many domains such business, science and the arts. Learn the distinction between creativity and innovation. Apply findings from the scientific literature about the antecedents of creativity and innovation including emotions, cognition, individual differences, and social contexts. Experiment with ways to enhance your creativity and skills for innovation. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar

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PSYC 340: Human Factors Psychology (3 Credits)

Reviews history and current practice of optimal product and system design as a function of psychology. Includes a brief history of human factors psychology, a review of human memory and attentional systems as they relate to product and system design, and an introduction to current methods used to analyze and redesign products and systems for optimal human interaction. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Melissa Scheldrup — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 124

PSYC 362: Psychology of Gender (3 Credits)

Behavior and attitudes of women; influence of chromosomes and hormones on behavior, influence of culture on sex role differentiation, and theories of sex role development. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100, BIOL 103, and BIOL 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 372: Physiological Psychology (3 Credits)

Survey of neuroscience, including basic neuroanatomy, neural and synaptic transmission, neural mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal behavior, and biological mechanisms of drug action. Students may earn credit for PSYC 372 and either PSYC 375 or PSYC 376, but they may not earn credit for all three. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100, BIOL 103 and 104; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 373: Physiological Psychology Laboratory (1 credit. Credits)

Functional anatomy and physiology of the brain, including dissection of brain and eye, and a demonstration and practice in research methods for studying physiological mechanisms underlying behavior. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 372 or 375, or permission of instructor. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Schedule Type: Laboratory

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PSYC 375: Brain and Sensory Processes (3 Credits)

First half of comprehensive survey of neuroscience, including basic neuroanatomy, neural and synaptic transmission, neural mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal behavior, and biological mechanisms of drug action. Notes: Students may earn credit for 372 and either 375 or 376, but they may not earn credit for all three. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 with a grade of C- or better, and BIOL 103, 104 or BIOL 213; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Craig McDonald — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1007
  • Section DL1 — Caroline L.C. Neely — Online  -  Section Syllabus Pdficon small

PSYC 376: Brain and Behavior (3 Credits)

Second half of a comprehensive survey of neuroscience, including neural mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal behavior. Notes: Students may earn credit for 372 and either 375 or 376, but they may not earn credit for all three. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: C or better in PSYC 375 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 379: Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology (3 Credits)

A review of important landmarks in cross-cultural research, showing how this research impacts psychology as a discipline. Emphasizes an empirical approach to cross-cultural study and includes topics such as theoretical and empirical developments in cross-cultural psychology, development of coherent schemas to guide cross-cultural research and interventions, comparison of psychology's goals and assumptions in Western and other cultures, and integration of course materials into educational and career goals of students. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

PSYC 380: Introduction to Forensic Psychology (3 Credits)

Explores the differing, yet varied facets of the field of forensic psychology including landmark legal cases relevant to psychology, potential careers in forensic psychology, police psychology, expert testimony, forensic psychological assessment, psychopathy, homeland security, ethics, correctional psychology, and issues in working in the juvenile justice system. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 381: Mental Illness and Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

Examines the frequent intersection of individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness and the criminal justice system. Includes case studies that demonstrate possible judicial, therapeutic, correctional, and post-adjudication outcomes. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 325.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 382: Psychology of Crime Victims (3 Credits)

Explores short-term and long-term psychological effects of crime on victims through interviews with survivors of childhood abduction, elder abuse, intimate partner violence, and child abuse, among others. Evaluates roles and responsibilities of mental professionals and law enforcement when interacting with crime victims. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Justin Ramsdell — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Robinson B201

PSYC 399: Psychology: College to Career (3 Credits)

Emphasizes development and readiness for a profession in the social sciences through self-assessment and professional skill acquisition. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: At least 30 hours of completed college coursework and a declared major in the social sciences or permission of the instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Michael E Hurley — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM M — Nguyen Engineering Building 1108

400-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 405: Mystery, Madness, and Murder (3 Credits)

Multidisciplinary approach to taboo topics that fascinate and frighten us. Instructors from disciplines across the arts and sciences bring expertise and diverse perspectives to provocative issues such as cannibalism and serial murder. Students learn to think critically and objectively while examining use in myth, literature, and popular culture. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 408: Psychological Fitness (3 Credits)

Evaluates and applies scientific research on psychological exercises to increase one's cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and physical health. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 414: Behavior Disorders of Childhood (3 Credits)

Review of the theories, methods, and research dealing with emotional and behavioral disorders of children. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 313 and 325 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 415: Psychological Factors in Aging (3 Credits)

Examination of the sensory, perceptual, intellectual, personality, health, and familial changes that occur as people age and adjust into their later years. Common and more serious adjustment difficulties and developments are discussed with attention to impacts on the individual and the family. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 417: Science of Well Being (3 Credits)

This course will examine and interpret the latest research in social, personality, and clinical psychology on well-being, character strengths, and personal growth. Emphasis will be placed on the ways in which scientists generate hypotheses regarding the nature of positive psychological traits and processes and the methods by which these ideas are tested. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 418: Death, Dying, and Grieving (3 Credits)

Advanced survey of processes of grieving and their relationship to death and dying. Topics include ways of dying, effects of death on loved ones, and care for the terminally ill. Equivalent to PSYC 518.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 427: Community Engagement for Social Change (3 Credits)

Explores social problems and interpersonal, intrapersonal, and social aspects of addressing them. Addresses both theoretical aspects of social problems through readings and class discussion and application through community service. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 435: Personnel Training and Development: A Psychological Perspective (3 Credits)

Overview and critique of training methods used in industry from viewpoint of psychological theory, including simulations, on-the-job training, supervisory/leadership skills training, computer-assisted instruction, and programmed texts. Principles of needs analysis, program development, and program evaluation are discussed within framework of industrial psychology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 333, PSYC 320 (may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 440: Forensic Psychology: Science and Pseudoscience (3 Credits)

Provides a critical, evidenced-based, examination of common psychological practices and constructs in the field of forensic psychology including psychological assessments, expert testimony, risk assessment, hypnosis, criminal profiling, polygraph examination, and methods of interrogation. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 441: Criminal Behavior: Psychological and Neurological Aspects (3 Credits)

Considers the psychological factors and structural and functional neurological differences that influence criminal behaviors including murder, sexual assault, fraud, intimate partner violence, and arson. The predictive and explanatory abilities of neuroimaging with respect to the criminal acts in question, as well as the role of neuroimaging in the judicial system, will also be explored. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 461: Special Topics (1-3 Credits)

Selected topics reflecting interest in specialized areas. Notes: Topic announced in advance. May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 467: The Psychology of Working in Groups and Teams (3 Credits)

Teaches knowledge and the skills to meet communication, interpersonal, and task-related challenges that arise when functioning in work teams. Through readings, classroom activities, and applied problem-solving exercises, students acquire or refine team-related competencies. Students study theory of group and team processes while gaining insight from feedback on their behavior in exercises to become more effective team members. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credit hours, including PSYC 100, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 472: Current Topics in Brain and Behavior (3 Credits)

Rotating topics. Physiological mechanisms underlying behavior. Selected topics include neuronal bases of learning and memory, Alzheimer's disease, and biological bases of addiction. Notes: May be repeated with approval of instructor. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 372 or PSYC 375, and PSYC 376; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 491: Psychology Honors II (3 Credits)

Introduces advanced statistics, research methodologies, statistics packages, computing and information technology, and library technology appropriate for psychological research and pedagogy. Notes: Students required to complete proposal in preparation for admission to Psychology Honors III. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Research Associated
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 300, 305 and 490.
Schedule Type: Seminar

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Linda Doss Chrosniak — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 124  -  Section Syllabus Pdficon small

Topics in PSYC

PSYC 461: Special Topics (1-3 Credits)

Selected topics reflecting interest in specialized areas. Notes: Topic announced in advance. May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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Graduate

500-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 518: Death, Dying, and Grieving (3 Credits)

Advanced survey of processes of grieving and their relationship to death and dying. Topics include ways of dying, effects of death on loved ones, and care for the terminally ill. Equivalent to PSYC 418.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 530: Cognitive Engineering: Cognitive Science Applied to Human Factors (3 Credits)

Application of cognitive theory to understand and predict interactions among human cognition, artifact, and task. Discusses recent research and case studies that emphasize empirical research, analytical modeling techniques, systems design, and development of tools and methods. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: An experimental lab course or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 531: Mammalian Neurobiology (3 Credits)

Functional anatomy of brains of mammals, with emphasis on regional and systems neuroanatomy of humans. Anatomy correlated with material from clinical neurology where possible. Laboratory component includes brain dissections and clinical correlations. Equivalent to BIOL 516.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 527.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 202 — James C Thompson — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

PSYC 557: Psychometric Methods (3 Credits)

Examines concepts of psychological measurement with emphasis on predictor test and criterion development. Discusses reliability, validity, and specialized techniques to develop tests of ability, interest, and personality. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 611 and 612 or permission of instructor
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Seth Kaplan — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM M — Robinson B108

PSYC 558: Neuronal Bases of Learning and Memory (3 Credits)

Examines neuronal mechanisms involved in learning and memory, in animals ranging from invertebrates to humans. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 372, or 375 and 376; or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 566: Cognitive and Perceptual Development (3 Credits)

Survey of theory and the research on development of perception, memory, concepts, problem solving, intelligence, and academic skills in children. Equivalent to PSYC 666.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credits of child psychology and course in experimental psychology or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 592: Special Topics (1-6 Credits)

Special topics reflecting interests in specialized areas. Notes: Topic announced in advance. May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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600-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 611: Advanced Statistics (4 Credits)

Test must be passed to take course. Open only to degree students. Integrates basic psychological statistics with overview of research methodology including experimental, quasi-experimental, field approaches, and measurement issues from advanced perspective. Lab work includes using computer packages for data handling and analyses. Notes: Students must enroll in 611 and 612 in sequential semesters. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Psychology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

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PSYC 619: Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles, Procedures, and Philosophy (3 Credits)

Focuses on basic principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis; identification of factors that contribute to behavioral problems and improved performance; and procedures that can be used to minimize behavioral problems, improve performance, teach new behaviors, and increase probability of behaviors occurring under appropriate circumstances. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 636: Survey of Industrial Psychology (3 Credits)

Intensive survey of historical and current issues in major areas of applied (nonclinical) psychology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 300 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment limited to students in the MA Psychology or PHD Psychology programs.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 639: Survey of Organizational Processes (3 Credits)

Trains at conceptual/theoretical and empirical levels in organizational processes. Includes individual, interpersonal, intra-group, and intergroup phenomena as they exist in context of organizational settings. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 333 or 632.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment limited to students in the MA Psychology or PHD Psychology programs.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 654: Naturalistic Methods in Psychology (3 Credits)

Theory and techniques involved in studying people in their natural environment. Primary emphasis on quasiexperimental designs and methods of systematic observation. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 300 and either 304, 305, or 309.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

700-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 704: Life-Span Development (3 Credits)

Surveys theories and research regarding lifespan development and personality formation. Notes: Open only to degree students. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program in psychology.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Research Hall 202

PSYC 734: Seminar in Human Factors and Applied Cognition (3 Credits)

Emphasizes current research and application of human factors, ergonomics, applied cognition, and applied perception. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Six graduate credits in Human Factors and Applied Cognition or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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PSYC 737: Psychology of Human-Technology Interaction (3 Credits)

Emphasizes current research and development in human-computer interaction, cognitive systems engineering, cognitive ergonomics, and cognitive engineering. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 graduate credits in human factors and applied cognition or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 739: Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 Credits)

Rotating topics such as leadership theories and management development, and performance appraisal. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 333 and 636, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MA Psychology or PHD Psychology programs.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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PSYC 768: Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science (3 Credits)

Emphasizes current research in cognitive science. Topics may include computational cognitive models, nature of expertise, diagrammatic reasoning, display-based problem solving, visual attention, decision making, goal-based versus event-based cognition, and situated action. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 530 or 701.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 780: Applied Developmental Psychology (3 Credits)

Examines how developmental theory, knowledge base, and methodology can be used to promote health and welfare of individuals across lifespan. Topics include contemporary social issues and child development, research in applied settings, developmental assessment and intervention, and program evaluation. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 704 or 3 credits of other graduate developmental psychology courses and permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 790: School Psychology Internship (3-6 Credits)

Supervised field experience of one school year. Advanced school psychology student functions as full-time staff member in school system. Student completes paper on practical research project involving alternative school psychology role in school system. Notes: Enrollment is for total 9 credits (thesis option) or 12 credits (nonthesis option) in increments of 3 credits according to placement. Students enrolled in PSYC 799 are not required to complete the practical research project. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of required courses in school psychology and permission of program coordinator.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship

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PSYC 792: Psychology Practicum (1-6 Credits)

Supervised experience working in applied, school, or agency settings. Notes: For School Psychology, interested students must apply to area coordinator 60 days before registration. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to psychology graduate program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship

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800-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 810: Psychological Assessment I (4 Credits)

First of required two-course sequence that provides comprehensive coverage of principles, strategies, and techniques of psychological assessment. Emphasizes empirically supported methods. Notes: Open to clinical psychology PhD students, or other students with permission of instructor. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Psychology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

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PSYC 822: Scientific Foundations of Clinical Psychology I (3 Credits)

First of required two-course sequence that provides comprehensive coverage of major psychological problems, including review of empirically supported interventions. Notes: Open to clinical psychology PhD students, or other students with permission of instructor. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Psychology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 850: Teaching Practicum in Psychology (1 credit. Credits)

Workshop in effective teaching of selected undergraduate psychology courses. Required of and designed to guide graduate teaching assistants assigned to teach undergraduate course (not a lab) for first time. Topics include course planning, syllabus development, lecture resources, effective lecturing skills, use of audio visuals, leading of classroom discussion, construction and grading of exams, student writing, instructional technology, and handling of student questions and problems. Individual critiques of teaching. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Psychology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 860: Introductory Helping Skills and Motivational Interviewing (3 Credits)

Teaches fundamental interviewing skills and the theory, research, and practice of motivational interviewing. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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PSYC 861: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth (3 Credits)

Teaches the selection, evaluation, and application of empirically supported interventions for children and adolescents with a focus on cognitive-behavioral interventions. Instruction in evidence based assessments, cognitive-behavioral case conceptualization, outcome evaluation, and consultation. Supervision of cognitive-behavioral therapy with youth. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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PSYC 862: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults (3 Credits)

Teaches the principles of cognitive-behavioral theory, conceptualization and psychotherapy techniques for psychological problems with adults. Supervision of cognitive-behavioral therapy with adults. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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PSYC 881: Practicum in Clinical Psychology (1-3 Credits)

Supervised clinical work in a professional psychological services setting. Usually includes practice in psychological assessment and clinical interventions, but can also include supervision, consultation, and program evaluation. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 21 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral concentration in clinical psychology and permission of director.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Psychology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 885: Clinical Externship (0 Credits)

Individual placements in psychological assessment or psychotherapy service settings. Notes: Open only to clinical psychology PhD students in the third year or more of training. May be repeated within the degree.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Psychology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Internship

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PSYC 890: Seminar in Professional Psychology (1-3 Credits)

Each section limited to students in one concentration of MA or PhD program. See area coordinator for requirements for section in each track. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 3 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Student in psychology.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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PSYC 892: Special Topics in Psychology (1-6 Credits)

Selected topics reflecting specialized areas in psychology. Notes: Open only to PhD students. Content varies. May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 17 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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900-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 998: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (1-6 Credits)

Work on research proposal that forms basis for doctoral dissertation. Notes: No more than 24 credits of PSYC 998 and 999 may be applied to doctoral degree requirements. May be repeated within the degree.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

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PSYC 999: Doctoral Dissertation (1-9 Credits)

Research on approved dissertation topic under direction of dissertation committee. Notes: Students must complete a minimum of 3 credits of 999. No more than 12 credits of PSYC 998 and 999 may be applied to doctoral degree requirements. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 998.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

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Topics in PSYC

PSYC 461: Special Topics (1-3 Credits)

Selected topics reflecting interest in specialized areas. Notes: Topic announced in advance. May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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