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Courses - Spring 2022
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, P-F
Restriction: Must not be in a Robert H. Smith School of Business degree program.
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 (STAT100, MATH107, MATH111, MATH120, MATH130, MATH136, or MATH140).
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201.
A basic introduction to quantitative methods used in psychological research.
Restricted to PSYC, ENSP, BSCI, and NEUR majors.
PSYC202
Introduction to Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI170 and BSCI171.
Cross-listed with: NEUR200.
Credit only granted for: PSYC309U, NEUR200, PSYC202 or PSYC301.
Formerly: PSYC309U.
In an evolutionary sense, the job of the nervous system is to produce, control, and coordinate behaviors that help an animal survive and reproduce. Neuroscience is the study of how the nervous system does that. Provides a broad introduction to neuroscience, always keeping the behavioral consequences in view.
PSYC207
Collective Behavior and Decision Making in Human and Animal Groups
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Overview of the fundamental principles underlying the organization of animal societies, mathematical models describing these phenomena, and applications to human societies and decision-making. Students will engage in discussions of case studies, analyze and evaluate mathematical simulations, and apply what they have learned from animal groups to practice solving problems currently facing human society.
Restricted to students in PSYC and NEUR majors only.
PSYC210
Personality and Temperament: Developmental Origins, Brain Bases, and Clinical Implications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program.
What is known about what makes each of us unique? How do these differences contribute to enduring differences in health & wealth? We will review recent research in humans and non-humans aimed at understanding the psychological & biological mechanisms underlying stable individual differences in personality. We will discuss the phylogenetic and ontogenetic origins of temperament, measurement issues, fundamental dimensions of personality across the lifespan, neurobiological substrates of temperament/personality, mechanisms contributing to stability and change, implications for psychopathology, & broader implications for public/macroeconomic policy.
Restricted to PSYC students only.
PSYC221
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, personal perception, interpersonal attraction, and group behavior.
PSYC234
Living the Good Life: The Psychology of Happiness
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: PSYC234 or PSYC289D.
Formerly: PSYC289D.
What are the secrets to living a happy life? Can happiness be found within the context of war, a depressed economy, violence and other major stressors? Are some people born happier than others? This course will teach you the scientific process that psychologists use to study happiness (and related emotional variables) and give you the opportunity to practice applying that process in a number of ways. You will learn how we (a) gather and critically evaluate research findings in the existing literature, (b) integrate those findings into coherent and testable theories, (c) design and conduct valid scientific research that tests those theories and extends our knowledge, and (d) effectively communicate our theories and findings to a wide range of audiences. The result of the process is a more accurate and objective understanding of happiness, and that is what prepares you to apply your scientific understanding to explain and influence a wide range of outcomes.
PSYC300
Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: PSYC200.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program.
A general introduction and overview to the fundamental theoretical, conceptual, and practical issues in psychological research in both the laboratory and the field.
Restricted to students in PSYC and NEUR majors only.
PSYC302
Fundamentals of Learning and Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100, BSCI170, and BSCI171.
Restriction: Restricted to psychology majors during the registration period; all other majors will be placed on a hold file.
Overview of the fundamental types of learning that occur without formal instruction. The course covers fundamentals of classical and instrumental conditioning as studied in a variety of species in addition to more modern theories of learning. We will then explore how these principles influence diverse processes such as memory, attention, extinction, categorization, motivation, and in some cases, how they are implemented in the brain and disrupted in disease.
Restricted to students in PSYC and NEUR majors only.
PSYC303
Professional Development for Psychology Majors
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC123; or permission from the instructor with a completed resume.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and must be in the Psychology major.
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.
PSYC304
Biological Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS
Prerequisite: PSYC100, BSCI170 and BSCI171; or equivalent.
Credit only granted for: PSYC301 or PSYC304.
Formerly: PSYC301.
Biological Psychology is the study of the physiological basis of behavior. In this course, we will first cover the basic principles of brain organization and neural transmission. We will then introduce traditional and modern research techniques in the field of behavioral neuroscience. The last portion of the course focuses on specific topics including psychopharmacology, learning and memory, emotion, stress, drug of abuse, neurological disorders (e.g., Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease) and schizophrenia.
Restricted to PSYC students only.
PSYC309G
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Psychology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PSYC319D
(Perm Req)
Community Interventions: Domestic Violence II - Service Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prereqs: PSYC318D and Permission of Instructor.
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.
Restricted to PSYC students only.
PSYC336
Psychology of Women
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Cross-listed with: WGSS336.
Credit only granted for: PSYC336, WMST336 or WGSS 336.
Formerly: WMST336.
A study of the biology, life span development, socialization, personality, mental health, and special issues of women.
Students will be expected to meet face-to-face during class time to complete small groupwork 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 students in PSYC and NEUR majors only.
PSYC344
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must be in the Psychology program; or must be in a major within the School of Public Health; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: PSYC489U or PSYC344.
Formerly: PSYC489U.
An examination of how psychological, biological, and social factors impact physical health and well-being. Students will use the biopsychosocial model to analyze topics including stress, health disparities, pain, addiction, disease states (e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer), and primary prevention.
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 PSYC majors 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 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); productivity in the workplace (performance appraisal, absenteeism, turnover), and the role that the larger environment plays in influencing work behaviors and work attitudes.
Restricted to PSYC students only.
PSYC389
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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 BPS1121, or by contacting the instructor. Restricted to PSYC majors only.
PSYC404
Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC202 or NEUR200.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program.
Theoretical viewpoints on the interaction of drugs and behavior. Basic principles of pharmacology, the effects of drugs on various behaviors, experimental analysis of drug dependence and abuse, and neuropharmacology and behavior.
Restricted to students in PSYC and NEUR majors only.
PSYC406
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC301, PSYC202 or NEUR200.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program.
A merger between the disciplines of neuroscience and ethology (animal behavior) studies the behavioral functions of nervous systems using a comparative and evolutionary approach. Students will learn how the nervous system controls behavioral patterns in a variety of different organisms ranging from insects to mammals.
Restricted to students in PSYC and NEUR majors only.
PSYC417
Data Science for Psychology and Neuroscience Majors
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC200 and PSYC300; and (MATH120, MATH130, or MATH140).
Credit only granted for: PSYC489D or PSYC417.
Formerly: PSYC489D.
A large number of industry and academic jobs require basic programming and data analysis skills. This class represents an introduction to both. Students will learn to program in R and will briefly be introduced to Python, the two most popular programming languages for data science. Common constructs shared by a variety of procedural programming languages will be emphasized. Basic statistics and probability theory will be reviewed from a computational perspective, and more advanced topics introduced. During the course, students will simulate toy data sets which they will then analyze knowing how the data came about, as well as work with real data. The class is highly hands-on with a large number of in-class lab and homework projects. Expect to work a lot and move quickly. Because of the hands-on nature of the class, the overall focus is more on application and execution rather than theory. However, some theory is covered at a high level so that students are aware of why they are doing something, rather than mindlessly writing code.
Restricted to students in PSYC and NEUR majors only with greater than or equal to 85 credits.
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 methods in social psychology and experience in conducting research on social processes.
Restricted to PSYC students only.
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: PSYC325, or PSYC425.
An introduction to the intersection of psychology and the criminal justice system, 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 aspects 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 PSYC students only. Students will be expected to engage in asynchronous coursework on Fridays during the semester.
PSYC433
Basic Helping Skills: Research and Practice
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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 PSYC students 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.
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.
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.
PSYC489F
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Cultural Experiences and Processes in Development and Psychopathology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC355 or equivalent.

An introduction to the subfield of cultural development and psychopathology, which seeks to understand the cultural risk, protective, and promotive factors that contribute to typical and atypical patterns of development. This course will review the theoretical foundations of developmental psychopathology, contemporary models of culture, and current research on how cultural experiences and processes influence the emergence of adaptation and maladaptation at different levels of the human experience.

Restricted to PSYC majors.
PSYC489G
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Hormones and Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: C- or better in BSCI330, NEUR200, or PSYC202. Cross-listing with BSCI338N. Credit only granted for BSCI338N or PSYC489G.

A comprehensive overview of the field of behavioral endocrinology, the study of the relationship between hormones and behavior, from a psychobiological perspective. 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 perspectives, much of the phenomenology 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."
PSYC489R
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Human and Animal Intelligence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: PSYC300 or permission of the instructor.

Students will be expected to engage in asynchronous coursework on Fridays during the semester.

Restricted to PSYC and NEUR majors.
PSYC489T
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; The Psychology of Terrorism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC300.

This seminar will cover classic and contemporary approaches to the psychology of terrorism. We will discuss theories of radicalization and deradicalization, as well as empirical data on the motivational, cultural and social aspects of becoming a violent extremist.

Restricted to PSYC majors.
PSYC489X
(Perm Req)
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Musical Perception and Cognition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to students in the PSYC honors program. Please email lkader@umd.edu for permission to register.
PSYC489Z
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Asian American Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to PSYC majors and students in the Asian American Studies Program only. Cross-listed with AAST498J. Credit only granted for PSYC489Z or AAST498J.

This course will increase knowledge regarding how socio-cultural influences impact the development and psychological health of Asian Americans. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the role of stereotypes and racism, acculturation, racial identity development, cultural values, gender socialization, behavioral norms, family roles, stressors, and social support systems have on the mental health, well-being, and health of Asian Americans.
PSYC498H
(Perm Req)
Advanced Psychology II (Honors)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to students in the PSYC honors program. Please email lkader@umd.edu for permission to register.
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.
PSYC602
(Perm Req)
Quantitative Methods II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC601.
A continuation of PSYC 601. Topics include experimental design, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple regression, and general linear models.
For all non-psychology graduate students, written permission of the instructor 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.
PSYC604
Fundamentals of Social Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Credit only granted for: PSYC604 or PSYC640.
Formerly: PSYC640.
A survey of classic and contemporary theories, research and methods in social psychology.
PSYC611
Advanced Developmental Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Systematic exploration of contemporary and classic theories of development focusing on the assumptions they make and research they generate.
PSYC622
(Perm Req)
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
(Perm Req)
Child Psychopathology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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
PSYC629D
Clinical Laboratory; Child & Adolescent Therapy
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
PSYC630
(Perm Req)
Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Adults
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC680.
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: PSYC630 or PSYC728.
Formerly: PSYC728.
Introduces students to the process of therapy with particular focus on behavioral focus on behavioral and cognitive behavioral internentions. Syllabus focuses on theory, research, client diversity, ehtics, and practical aspects of conducting therapy.
Click here for more course information.
PSYC632
(Perm Req)
Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Children and Adolescents
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Restriction: Permission of instructor; and must be in one of the following programs (Psychology (Master's); Psychology (Doctoral)).
Formerly: PSYC789A.
Introduces students to the process of therapy with particular focus on behavioral and cognitive behavioral interventions in children and adolescents. Syllabus focuses on theory, research, client diversity, ethics and practical aspects of conducting therapy.
PSYC638
Externship in Professional Psychology; Externship in Professional Psychology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
For PSYC majors only.
PSYC639
Internship in Professional Psychology; Internship in Professional Psychology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
For PSYC majors only.
PSYC643
(Perm Req)
Ethics and Foundations of Assessment and Clinical Intervention
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
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.
PSYC654
Advanced Analytical Thinking: Statistical Methods at Work II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC652 and PSYC653.
Restriction: Must be in the Master of Professional Studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program.
Students will delve deeply into issues of interpreting and questioning analytic results. Students will learn how to creatively present empirical results in ways that grab the attention of, and are clear to, a variety of stakeholders. Students will present group projects in two presentations, one to the rest of the class (technical audience) and one to an expert panel of practitioners. Finally, this course will introduce students conceptually to a number of advanced statistical methods, such as meta-analysis and structural equation modeling.
PSYC660
Performance Management, Compensation, and Benefits
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
PSYC661
Practicum in IO Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
PSYC690
(Perm Req)
Research in Counseling Psychology I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: PSYC690 or PSYC718.
Formerly: PSYC718.
Critical analysis of strategies methodological, conceptual, and content trends.
PSYC732
Selection and Classification Issues in Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: PSYC603; and (PSYC602; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department). Or permission of instructor.
Consideration of societal, organizational and individual demands for appropriate use of individual differences in (primarily) initial placement of employees. Recruitment, and selection issues, the role of governmental regulations, and the role of individual factors in individual behavior are considered. Extensive coverage given to fundamental psycho-metric problems and the development of individual and organizational criteria of effectiveness.
PSYC737
Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC603; or permission of instructor.
Philosophy, theory, and method issues underlying I/O psychology. History and the effectiveness of different methods for answering different questions is explored. Reliability and validity are emphasized.
PSYC738T
Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Psychology of Terrorism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This seminar will cover classic and contemporary approaches to the psychology of terrorism. We will discuss theories of radicalization and deradicalization, as well as empirical data on the motivational, cultural and social aspects of becoming a violent extremist.
PSYC798D
Graduate Seminar; Secondary Data Analysis for Psychologists
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Large existing survey data are a powerful yet under-utilized resource for scientists interested in studying human behavior. This graduate-level applied statistical methods course will guide students inbreaking down the barriers to engaging in secondary data analyses of large survey data. We will cover topics such as complex survey designs and recruitment approaches, generalizability, statistical power, preregistration, and reproducibility. To accomplish these goals, students will identify one publicly available survey dataset and engage in secondary data analysis of a research question of their choosing.
PSYC798O
Graduate Seminar; Diversity in Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Focus is placed on issues surrounding diversity and the interactions of stigmatized and non-stigmatized individuals, with an emphasis on the context of work. Issues related to diversity and discrimination at work involve several key players, including the person(s) being stigmatized, the person doing the stigmatizing, the bystander(s) witnessing stigmatization of others, and the organization. Course readings address each of these perspectives, along with an introductory unit that outlines key concepts of diversity.
PSYC799
Master's Thesis Research; MASTERS THESIS RSRCH
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: 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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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 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PSYC898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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PSYC899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research; Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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.