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Courses - Fall 2018
PSYC
Psychology Department Site
The following courses may involve the use of animals. Students who are concerned about the use of animals in teaching have the responsibility to contact the instructor, prior to course enrollment, to determine whether animals are to be used in the course, whether class exercises involving animals are optional or required and what alternatives, if any, are available.
The Department of Psychology enforces course prerequisites. Students who do not meet the course prerequisites will be administratively dropped from the course.
PSYC100
Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS or DSNS
A basic introductory course, intended to bring the student into contact with the major problems confronting psychology and the more important attempts at their solution.
Discussion sections do not meet until after first lecture. Research requirement: may involve participation in research.
PSYC123
The Psychology of Getting Hired
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must not be in a Robert H. Smith School of Business degree program.
Credit only granted for: PSYC123 or BMGT367.
Additional information: Cannot be used in place of BMGT367 toward a degree program in the Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Designed to introduce students to the science behind the hiring process and to prepare individuals with the academic and practical training required. Together we will explore psychological principles that influence the selection process and how individuals can apply them for the competitive edge that makes others Fear the Turtle!
PSYC200
Statistical Methods in Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: PSYC100. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH107, MATH111, MATH120, MATH130, MATH136, MATH140, STAT100); or must have completed MATH220 with a minimum grade of C-.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
A basic introduction to quantitative methods used in psychological research.
Restricted to PSYC, ENSP and BSCI majors.
PSYC206
Developmental Biopsychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Biological basis of behavioral development in relation to genetic, constitutional, anatomical, physiological, and environmental factors. Emphasis upon both phylogenetic and ontogenetic research findings in biological psychology.
PSYC221
Social Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
The influence of social factors on the individual and on interpersonal behavior. Includes topics such as conformity, attitude change, person perception, interpersonal attraction, and group behavior.
PSYC221H
(Perm Req)
Social Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
The influence of social factors on the individual and on interpersonal behavior. Includes topics such as conformity, attitude change, person perception, interpersonal attraction, and group behavior.
Open to students in the University Honors programs only.
PSYC289D
Living the Good Life: The Psychology of Happiness
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
PSYC300
Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: PSYC200.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program.
Credit only granted for: PSYC300 or PSYC309R.
Formerly: PSYC309R.
A general introduction and overview to the fundamental theoretical, conceptual, and practical issues in psychological research in both the laboratory and the field.
For PSYC majors only.
PSYC301
Biological Basis of Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS
Prerequisite: PSYC100. And BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105.
Recent advances in neuroscience are radically changing our understanding of how the brain works. The course first introduces the structure of the nervous system and the electrical and chemical signals at the core of brain function. Students then explore how the nervous system gathers and makes sense of information from the world around us. The last portion of the course focuses on plasticity, the concept that our brains are constantly changing, and its implications for nervous system development, memory, sexual behavior, sleep, and other complex behaviors.
Restricted to PSYC (major code 20010) students only.
PSYC303
Professional Development for Psychology Majors
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100; and must have completed 3 additional credits in PSYC courses. Or permission of BSOS-Psychology department.
Restriction: Must be in a major within BSOS-Psychology department.
Credit only granted for: PSYC309C or PSYC303.
Formerly: PSYC309C.
An investigation of various career and graduate school opportunities available to psychology majors. Students will learn about a wide range of career fields, will learn how to utilize available resources to pursue career goals, and will take steps to advance their professional identity and development.
PSYC318D
Community Interventions: Theory and Research; Community Interventions: Domestic Violence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as WMST498A. For PSYC majors only. Theories and research related to domestic violence and interventions with abused women will be studied, and students will think critically regarding ethical and multicultural issues related to domestic violence. Community resources and strategies for ending domestic violence in the United States will be discussed.
PSYC330
Child Psychopathology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program.
Credit only granted for: PSYC309B or PSYC330.
Formerly: PSYC309B.
Etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of emotional disorders of childhood and adolescence.
For PSYC majors only.
PSYC334
Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Research, theory and their practical applications pertaining to the development, maintenance and dissolution of human relationships. Processes critical to successful relating (e.g., communication, bargaining, conflict resolution), and issues associated with troubled dyadic relations with equal partners (e.g., jealousy, spouse abuse, divorce).
Restricted to PSYC (major code 20010) students only.
PSYC336
Psychology of Women
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Also offered as: WMST336.
Credit only granted for: PSYC336 or WMST336.
A survey of the biology, life span development, socialization, personality, mental health, and special issues of women.
Restricted to undergraduate PSYC students only. Students will be expected to meet face-to-face during class time to comp lete small group work on 5-6 Fridays during the semester.
PSYC341
Introduction to Memory and Cognition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC200 and PSYC300.
An introduction to the basic concepts of cognitive psychology, the scientific study of mental processes. Topics will include perception, attention, memory, reasoning, and language, with an emphasis on how findings from cognitive psychology can inform real-life thinking (e.g., memory strategies for studying, pitfalls of multitasking, and how/why our memories can fail us).
Restricted to PSYC (major code 20010) students only.
PSYC353
Adult Psychopathology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program.
The nature, diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of mental disorders.
Restricted to undergraduate PSYC students only.
PSYC354
Multicultural Psychology in the U.S.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
What are the psychological implications of racism, sexism, homophobia and other structures of inequality in the United States? How do socio-cultural privilege and oppression influence individual and group thoughts, feelings, and behaviors? This course will take a current events focus to understanding multicultural and social justice issues in psychology with an emphasis on self-reflection, mental health, cross-cultural communication, and strategies for social change.
PSYC355
Developmental Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Survey of research and theory of psychological development from conception through childhood, stressing physiological, conceptual and behavioral changes, and the social and biological context in which individuals develop.
Restricted to undergraduate PSYC students only.
PSYC361
Survey of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
A general survey of the field of industrial organizational psychology including such topics as organizational entry (recruitment, selection, training, socialization); organizational psychology (motivation, leadership, job attitudes); and productivity in the work place (performance appraisal, absenteeism, turnover). The role that the larger environment plays in influencing work behaviors and work attitudes.
Restricted to PSYC (major code 20010) students only.
PSYC389
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
For PSYC majors only. A course for undergraduate psychology majors to earn academic credit for an approved psychology-related internship experience. Information about the course may be obtained in BPS1107, or by contacting the instructor. Restricted to PSYC majors only.
PSYC403
Animal Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC301.
Reviews the theoretical framework underlying the study of animal behavior. The genetic, hormonal and physiological basis of behavior, and the relation to ecological and evolutionary processes will be discussed using examples that range from invertebrate animals to humans.
For PSYC majors only.
PSYC407
(Perm Req)
Behavioral Neurobiology Laboratory
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC300 and PSYC301; and permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program; and must have earned a minimum of 85 credits.
How does the nervous system control behavior? We will address this question using simple behavioral experiments combined, in some exercises, with microsurgery and electrode recordings in the nervous system. Concepts studied will include CNS plasticity, the role of proprioception in controlling movement, cortical processing and the myth multitasking, sensory resolution by measuring receptive field sizes, activity of simple neural circuits controlling escape from predators, and the effects of neuromodulators on aggression. Animals used are all invertebrates.
Permission required (contact professor, ddyager@umd.edu)
PSYC409
(Perm Req)
Topics in Neurosciences Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
For students in the neuroscience minor. Research presentations on selected topics in neuroscience. Review and discussion of background readings related to research presentations take place on alternate weeks. Restricted to students in the neuroscience minor.
PSYC414
Science of Sleep and Biological Rhythms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; or (PSYC100 and PSYC301).
Restriction: Must be in a major within the BSOS-Psychology department; and restricted to psychology majors during the registration period. All other majors will be placed on a hold file.
Sleep is a powerful, inescapable, misunderstood, and mysterious presence in our lives. The course will begin with a review the of the basics of sleep and biological rhythms with a focus on the underlying neurobiology. The bulk of the semester will be in-depth discussions of topics in sleep and circadian rhythms primarily chosen by the students. A few examples: narcolepsy, sleep in primitive cultures, lucid dreaming, racial and cultural differences in sleep and sleep disorders, the biology of sleep and circadian rhythms during adolescence, CNS control of dreaming, sleep and states of consciousness, sleeping to remember vs. sleeping to forget, legal ramifications of parasomnias, e.g. sleepwalking, and the relationships between sleep deprivation and obesity.
Not recommended for students who have taken HONR209O.
PSYC420
Experimental Psychology: Social Psychology Laboratory
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC300 and PSYC221.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program; and must have earned a minimum of 85 credits.
A laboratory course to provide a basic understanding of experimental method in social psychology and experience in conducting research on social processes.
PSYC424
Communication and Persuasion
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: PSYC221 and PSYC200.
Effect of social communication upon behavior and attitudes. Theory and research concerning attitude change and social influence.
PSYC425
Psychology and Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100, PSYC200, and PSYC300.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program.
Credit only granted for: PSYC309K, PSYC325, or PSYC425.
Formerly: PSYC309K.
An introduction to the intersection of psychology and the criminal justice sytem, known as the field of legal psychology. The material covered will span the course of the criminal justice process and examine each aspect from a psychological perspective beginning with profiling and moving on to eyewitness memory and judgements through perpetrator memories and interrogation techniques. These apsects will be evaluated with a research lens as well as an applied outlook.
PSYC432
Counseling Psychology: Theories, Research, and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC200.
Analysis of research and intervention strategies developed and used by counseling psychologists. Historical and current trends in content and methodology.
Restricted to undergraduate PSYC majors only. Students will be expected to meet face-to-face during class time to complete small group work on 5-6 Fridays during the semester.
PSYC433
Basic Helping Skills: Research and Practice
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PSYC300.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program; and must have earned a minimum of 85 credits; and must not have completed or be concurrently enrolled in EDCP 310.
Credit only granted for: EDCP210, EDCP310, or PSYC433.
Theories and research regarding effective helping relationships, with a focus on applications to counseling and psychotherapy. Students will practice helping skills with each other and will conduct research projects evaluating their helping skills. Students should be willing to talk about personal issues in class. Attendance in labs is mandatory and contributes to the course grade; thus, students should only enroll in a lab section that they will be able to attend consistently.
Restricted to undergraduate PSYC majors who have completed 85 credits.
PSYC435
Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC200.
Major theories of personality and research methods and findings relevant to those theories.
PSYC436
Introduction to Clinical Psychology: From Science to Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC300.
Critical analysis of clinical psychology, with particular emphasis on current developments and trends.
Restricted to undergraduate PSYC majors only.
PSYC437
The Assessment and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100; and 9 credits in PSYC courses.
Credit only granted for: PSYC309E (taken in the Winter Term) or PSCY437.
Formerly: PSYC309E.
Explores the current research in assessment and treatment of addictive behaviors. Topics may include addictions in the areas of alcohol, drugs, nicotine, gambling, and eating.
PSYC440
Experimental Psychology: Cognitive Processes and Legal Applications
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC341 and PSYC300.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program; and must have earned a minimum of 85 credits.
A survey of the content, models, and methods in cognitive psychology with an emphasis on attention and encoding, recall, recognition, judgment, signal detection theory, and applying cognitive theories to situations in the legal system. Students integrate scientific theories with real-life legal situations. Course topics include research methodology in assessing and addressing cognitive mechanisms and how this understanding may help eyewitness and victim recall and recognition, perpetrator recall, assessing scientific theories of repression, and real life examples.
PSYC455
Cognitive Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC300; and PSYC355. Or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program.
Theory and research on cognition from a developmental perspective. This discussion-based seminar will emphasize readings on infancy through early childhood. Topics will include general abilities such as memory and categorization, as well as children's emerging knowledge about the physical and social worlds.
PSYC460
Psychological Foundations of Personnel Selection and Training
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC361 and PSYC200.
An examination of issues and processes involved in the design and evaluation of personnel selection and training programs in a variety of organizational settings: job, person and organizational analysis; organizational choice; development of predictors; evaluation of instructional and training systems; criteria for performance evaluation, promotion and training.
For PSYC majors only.
PSYC468H
(Perm Req)
Field Experience and Special Assignments in Honors
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PSYC469H
(Perm Req)
Honors Thesis Proposal Preparation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to undergraduate PSYC majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC478
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Psychology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Information about independent study may be obtained in BPS 1121. Restricted to PSYC majors (20010) only. The student must have completed 9 hours in PSYC with at least a 3.0 GPA in PSYC and a 2.8 overall GPA.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC479
(Perm Req)
Special Research Problems in Psychology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Information about research credit may be obtained in BPS 1121. Restricted to PSYC majors (20010) only. The student must have completed 9 hours in PSYC with at least a 3.0 GPA in PSYC and a 2.8 overall GPA.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC489D
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Data Science for Psychology and Neuroscience I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: MATH120, MATH130, or MATH140; and PSYC300.

An introduction to programming (in R and/ or Python) and statistics from a computational perspective. Highly hands-on with a heavy emphasis on project work, and a focus on application and execution over theory, which is introduced at a high level only where needed. Restriction: PSYC majors only (until the first day of classes).
PSYC489G
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Hormones and Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC301 or eqivalent. For students who have not had PSYC301, written permission of the instructor and department is required. Restricted to PSYC (major code 20010) students only. Also offered as NACS728O. Credit only granted for PSYC489G or NACS728O. Formerly: PSYC309Z.

This course presents a comprehensive overview of the field of behavioral endocrinology, the study of the relationship between hormones and behavior, from a psychobiological perspective. We will examine the major mammalian endocrine systems, how hormones influence sex determination, how hormones underlie sex differences in brain structure and function, the role of hormones in parental and social behaviors, mood disorders, homeostasis, cognition and stress. Both normal and abnormal hormonal pathologies will be discussed. Due to the physiological and experimental erspectives of this course, much of the phenomenology that we will be studying will be based on research in species other than humans. This species comparative approach will reveal interesting "ways of doing things" that are intriguingly different from how "humans" do things.
PSYC489O
(Perm Req)
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; History of Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC200. A comprehensive overview of the history of psychology. We will examine (1) the theoretical and methodological origins of modern psychology from within the fields of philosophy and the and the natural sciences of the ancient world and (2) the subsequent development of psychology as the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution brought about further advances in both theory and practice in biology, medicine, astronomy, statistics, and other sciences especially in the 18th and 19th centuries. In particular we will discuss the impact of advances in these scientific fields on theory and practice in psychology and its newly blossoming specialty areas as they began to emerge as an independent field of psychology.For students enrolled in the Psychology Honors Program. Email lkader@umd.edu for permission.
PSYC489Z
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Asian American Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AAST498J and AMST498Q. Credit only granted for AAST498J, AMST498Q, or PSYC489Z.

This course provides students with an understanding of the ecological influences on Asian American psychological well-being. It begins with the individual, covering topics relating to various social identities pertaining to Asian Americans. Moving outward, it highlights family and peer relationships. At the community and cultural level, the course focuses on the process of migration and acculturation. Finally, it concludes with a discussion of social advocacy, service provisions and cultural competency.
PSYC499H
(Perm Req)
Honors Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
In addition to the department and instructor, the director of the honors program may be contacted to obtain a section number. Prerequisite: permission of the thesis advisor. Permission may be obtained in BPS 1147. Restricted to undergraduate PSYC majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC601
(Perm Req)
Quantitative Methods I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC200; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
A basic course in quantitative/mathematical analysis and statistical methods in psychology with an emphasis on conceptual understanding. Topics include issues in measurement, probability theory, statistical inference and hypothesis testing, parameter estimation, bivariate regression, and correlation.
For PSYC majors only. For all non-psychology graduate students, written permission of the instructor and department is required.
PSYC603
Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: PSYC603 or PSYC730.
Formerly: PSYC730.
Advanced survey of industrial-organizational psychology, including selection, training, motivation, group processes, leadership, organizational psychology, and organizational theory. Readings stressed and seminar time will be used for lectures, discussion and integration of the reading materials.
Restricted to students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
PSYC612
Affective Science Perspectives on Temperament & Personality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Scientific requirements for a personality theory. Postulates and relevant research literature for several current personality theories.
What makes each of us unique? How do these differences contribute to enduring differences in health & wealth? Review work in humans/non-humans aimed at understanding the psychobiological mechanisms underlying trait-like differences in personality (Negative/Positive Emotionality & Self-Control). Discuss phylogenetic/ontogenetic origins of temperment (e.g. Behavioral Inhibition), measurement issues, fundamental dimensions, mechanisms contributing to stability/change, heritability, implications for psychopathology & therapeutic intervention, & implications for public policy. Drill deeply into the neurobiology of fear/anxiety (systems- level & molecular/genetic/epigenetic evidence).
PSYC622
Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: PSYC622 or PSYC718.
Formerly: PSYC718.
Examines issues and strategies in conceptual systems, designs and methodologies of current research in clinical and community psychology. Readings include critical analyses of published research. Course requirements include preparation of a research proposal for a thesis level study.
PSYC623
Child Psychopathology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of instructor; and must be in one of the following programs (Psychology (Master's); Psychology (Doctoral)).
Examines the scientific and clinical literature relevant to normal and pathological behavior in children and adolescents. Issues in developmental psychopathology and consideration of processes initiated in childhood which manifest as pathology in adulthood are also considered.
PSYC629B
Clinical Laboratory; Assessment Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
PSYC629C
Clinical Laboratory; Adult Therapy Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
PSYC629D
Clinical Laboratory; Child and Adolescent Therapy Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
PSYC638
Externship in Professional Psychology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
For PSYC majors only.
PSYC639
Internship in Professional Psychology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
For PSYC majors only.
PSYC643
Ethical and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of instructor; and must be in one of the following programs (Psychology (Master's); Psychology (Doctoral)).
Credit only granted for: PSYC643 or PSYC719.
Formerly: PSYC719.
An overview of the ethical and professional issues involved in psychological research, instruction, and practice, with special attention to advocacy and ethical decision making regarding a variety of primary, secondary, and tertiary clinical/community interventions.
PSYC644
Basic Foundation of Clinical Interventions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor; and must be in one of the following programs (Psychology (Master's); Psychology (Doctoral)).
General introduction to behavior theory and the basic behavioral principles that underlie behavior therapy. Provides an introduction to the philosophical, theoretical and empirical contributions of basic behavior analysis as they relate to behavior therapy, including examples of how behavior therapy is disconnected from its roots.
PSYC651
Writing and Critical Thinking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be enrolled in and have completed 4 terms of the Clinical Psychological Science MPS program.
A capstone experience to integrate knowledge learned throughout the program and improve critical thinking and research writing skills. This will be done through the production of a major research paper in an area relevant to the current or future career goals of the student and by emphasizing critical thinking skills.
PSYC652
Analytical Thinking: Statistical Methods at Work
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Additional information: Students will be taught how to conduct analyses in R, SPSS, SAS, Stata, and excel; students are encouraged to practice analyses on at least two of these programs.
Personal and organizational growth begins with asking and answering great questions. Correspondingly, this course begins with demonstrations of how to translate business questions into research questions. Statistical methods used to answer business questions are taught first conceptually, then computationally using statistical software. This course emphasizes interpreting results, the regression model, and other issues salient to business research, such as handling large datasets. Students will be provided with a simulated dataset that they will use in learning how to frame and answer business questions using the techniques covered in this course. At the conclusion of this course, students will be required to provide an executive-level presentation on the business question, their findings, and resulting implications.
Restricted to students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
PSYC660
Performance Management, Compensation, and Benefits
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Master of Professional Studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program.
This course draws together content on organizational behavior, selection, assessment, development, employee relations, and compensation, among other topics. Students in this course will learn about how to align organizational reward systems, including selection, development, performance appraisal, feedback, and compensation systems. This course will pull from current organizational research and theory on issues ranging from work motivation, employee retention, and feedback processes to issues of organizational strategy and culture.
Restricted to students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
PSYC661
Practicum in IO Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC603, PSYC652, PSYC653, and PSYC654.
Restriction: Must be in the Master of Professional Studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program.
In this practicum, students will work on IO-related tasks in an organization and will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in class to real-world problems. Students will write a reflection paper reviewing what skills they have applied - and developed - while completing this practicum.
Restricted to students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
PSYC692
Assessment in Counseling Psychology I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PSYC680.
Credit only granted for: PSYC692 or PSYC721.
Formerly: PSYC721.
Broad introduction to the construction of psychological tests and measures, and experience in test interpretation, with consideration of historical, legal, ethical, and cultural issues surrounding the assessment process.
PSYC695
(Perm Req)
Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Counseling Psychology program.
Also offered as: EDCP695.
Credit only granted for: EDCP669, EDCP688, EDCP695, PSYC688, or PSYC695.
Formerly: EDCP669 and EDCP688.
Exploration of ethical and professional issues in Counseling Psychology
PSYC698
(Perm Req)
Advanced Didactic-Practicum in Counseling Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: S-F
PSYC700
(Perm Req)
Theories and Strategies of Counseling Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Psychology department.
Credit only granted for: PSYC700 or PSYC711.
Formerly: PSYC711.
Introduction to the professional field, examination of pertinent scientific and philosophical backgrounds, and survey of the major theories, principles, and training models in counseling. Correlated laboratory analogue experiences in dyadic and group interrelationships.
PSYC707
Theory of Decision and Choice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC602.
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
A study of algebraic and probabilistic models for decision and choice behavior, and related experimental procedures. Topics include: measurement of preference, subjective utility models for certain and uncertain outcomes, normative strategies, decision making styles, and group decision making.
PSYC757
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Psychology (Master's); Psychology (Doctoral); Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences (Doctoral)) ; or permission of BSOS-Psychology department.
Credit only granted for: NACS728D or PSYC757.
Developmental cognitive neuroscience investigates the relations between neural and cognitive development. This course provides an overview of current research questions, methodologies and findings related to neurocognitive development in human infants and children, the role of developmental plasticity, and atypical outcomes, such as those observed in neurodevelopmental disorders.
PSYC789
Special Research Problems
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
For PSYC majors only. For all non-psychology graduate students, written permission of the instructor and department is required.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC888A
Research Methods in Psychology; Developmental Seminar
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PSYC889
Research Methods in Psychology; Cognitive and Neural Systems Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PSYC898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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PSYC899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
For PSYC majors only. For all non-psychology graduate students, written permission of the instructor and department is required.
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