Courses and Syllabi

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Psychology Spring 2020

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. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and either PSYC 300, STAT 250, or STAT 350 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 300 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 300 and PSYC 301.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

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. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Sabine Doebel — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1005
  • Section DL1 — Online

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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Six credits of psychology or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. This course may count for both the Applied Psychology and Experimental Psychology lab requirements or for both the Applied Psychology and Technical Writing requirements. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 300 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 325 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Robinson Hall B120

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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 324 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW — Krug Hall 19

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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Seth Kaplan — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Innovation Hall 208

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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and either PSYC 211, 231, or 324 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

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

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Michael E Hurley — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW — Robinson Hall B105

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 333: Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3 Credits)

Examination of application of psychological principles and methods to problems commonly encountered in business and industry. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 300; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100, BIOL 103, and BIOL 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 372: Biopsychology (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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100, BIOL 103 with BIOL 106 & BIOL 107; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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PSYC 373: Biopsychology Laboratory (2 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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 372 or 375, or permission of instructor. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Schedule Type: Laboratory
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 with a grade of C- or better, and BIOL 103, BIOL 106 & 107, or BIOL 213; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Craig McDonald — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 120

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. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PSYC 372C, L372 or L375.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Theodore Constantine Dumas — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM M — Robinson Hall B224
  • Section 001 — Jennifer Brielmaier — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW — Art & Design Building L008

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. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 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. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 325.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

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. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Justin Ramsdell — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW — East Building 201

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. Limited to three attempts.
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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 313 and 325 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Todd B. Kashdan — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 122

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 423: Group Psychotherapy Techniques (3 Credits)

Review of theory and methods of group therapy with emphasis on humanistic and interpersonal approaches, including applications to family therapy, alcoholism, and drug abuse. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 324 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 430: Clinical Practicum in Psychology (3 Credits)

Gain professional experience in a clinical setting. This course takes place at the GMU Center for Psychological Services, a mental health training center that serves the community. Enrolled students provide reception room service to clients at the center, learning aspects of the center administration and acquiring relevant skills in the field. This course may count for both Applied Psychology and Professional Development requirements. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Fieldwork
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 333, PSYC 320 (may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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PSYC 490: Psychology Honors I (3 Credits)

Review of topics and issues in psychology, including historical overview, theory and supporting data, and influences on behavior. Notes: Topics vary. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Impact Associated.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to psychology department Honors program.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Linda Doss Chrosniak — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW — Research Hall 202

PSYC 492: RS: Psychology Honors III (3 Credits)

Completion of final honors project or thesis. Students must complete project or thesis, and present oral defense to committee and poster to class. Students also expected to prepare proposal to present project or thesis at regional or national conference, or prepare manuscript for publication in appropriate journal. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 491 and approval of final honors project for thesis.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Linda Doss Chrosniak — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F — Robinson Hall B122

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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8 Sections Currently Scheduled »

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 or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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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 or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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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 or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — James C Thompson — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Krug Hall 204

PSYC 559: Behavioral Chemistry (3 Credits)

Neurochemistry and neuroendocrinology, including neurotransmitter synthesis, genetic aspects of neural functioning, mechanisms of action of neurotransmitters and second messenger systems, regulation of neuroendocrine systems, neuroendocrine effects on behavior, and neuroimmunology. 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 or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Theodore Constantine Dumas — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW — Robinson Hall B368

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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600-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 631: Industrial and Personnel Testing and Evaluation (3 Credits)

Study of administration, scoring, and interpretation of standard tests used by industry for selection and assessment of personnel. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 300 and 320.
Registration Restrictions:

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

Enrollment limited to students in the LA-MA-PSYC or LA-PHD-PSYC programs.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 633: Evaluative Research in Psychology (3 Credits)

Examines research techniques specifically designed to evaluate human effectiveness of organizations and mental health programs. 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 or Senior Plus.

Enrollment limited to students in the LA-MA-PSYC or LA-PHD-PSYC programs.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 638: Training: Psychological Contributions to Theory, Design, and Evaluation (3 Credits)

Focuses on applying learning principles derived from psychological research in development of training models and techniques of skill acquisition. Discusses research designs and empirical results appropriate to training evaluation. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 636 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

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

Enrollment limited to students in the LA-MA-PSYC or LA-PHD-PSYC programs.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 644: Methods for Social Research (3 Credits)

Examines issues in basic and applied social science methodology including internal validity, causal generalization, and construct validity. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

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

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — June P Tangney — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM T — David King Hall 2013

PSYC 645: Research Methods in Human Factors and Applied Cognition (3 Credits)

Hands-on approach to selected current or classical human factors/applied cognition research methods; exact methods announced in advance. Potential methods include cognitive task analysis, usability evaluation methods, critical incident analysis, reliability analysis, workload measures, verbal protocol analysis, and engineering models of human performance. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 530 and 611.
Registration Restrictions:

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

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 652: Quantitative Methods II: Analysis of Variance (3 Credits)

Basic concepts in experimental design, fundamental assumptions in analysis of variance, and analysis of variance and covariance designs. Reviews multiple comparison tests. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PSYC 611B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

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

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

700-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 703: Social Bases of Behavior (3 Credits)

Surveys social influences on behavior, including group processes, person perception, and attitude formation. Notes: Open only to degree students. 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.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Lauren E. Kuykendall — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW — Innovation Hall 316

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 level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

PSYC 754: Quantitative Methods III: Psychological Applications of Regression Techniques (3 Credits)

Reviews psychological applications of regression techniques in variety of contexts including experimental, field, and survey settings. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PSYC 611B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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9 Sections Currently Scheduled »

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 level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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 level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

800-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 811: Psychological Assessment II (4 Credits)

Second 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.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 810.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Psychology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

PSYC 830: History, Systems, and Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy (3 Credits)

Review of history, systems, and theories of clinical psychology emphasizing traditional theories of personality and psychotherapy. Notes: Open to clinical psychology PhD students, or other students with permission of instructor. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral concentration in clinical psychology.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Psychology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

PSYC 883: Ethical and Professional Issues in Clinical Practice (3 Credits)

Examines ethical principles and professional guidelines to help develop ethical decision-making and behavior to meet the appropriate standards of care in providing clinical services. 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 Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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7 Sections Currently Scheduled »

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in PSYC

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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7 Sections Currently Scheduled »

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 level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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7 Sections Currently Scheduled »