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Courses - Fall 2024
PSYC
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07/18/2024 at 07:30 AM
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
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.
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).
A basic introduction to quantitative methods used in psychological research.
Restricted to PSYC, ENSP, BSCI, and NEUR majors.
PSYC221
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
PSYC232
Psychology of Racism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Limited to Psychology majors; if spaces remain in the course, will open to all majors.
Explores the causes, correlates, and consequences of racial prejudice in the United States and other national contexts. Using lecture, readings, and discussion, we will examine the psychological theory and research on what processes underlie and motivate racial prejudice; how racial prejudice is experienced by its targets; how racial prejudice pervades our culture and social institutions; and how racial prejudice is learned, maintained, and ultimately changed.
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.
PSYC262
Asian American Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: AAST262.
Credit only granted for: PSYC262, AAST262 or PSYC489Z.
Formerly: PSYC489Z.
An overview of how socio-cultural influences impact the development and psychological health of Asian Americans. Other topics include how minority group status, adaptation and identity development influence various aspects of psychological functioning; the role of historic systematic racism; and, how the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted Asian Americans. Students 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 on the mental health, well-being and health of Asian Americans.
PSYC300
Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: PSYC200.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program or Social Data Science - Psychology Track.
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 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.
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.
PSYC309D
Special Topics in Psychology; Living the Moral Life: Introduction to Ethics for Psychology Students
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100.

We will examine major ethical theories, as well as real-world ethical problems that you can encounter in your academic, professional, and personal lives. Examples include ethical challenges in medicine and other helping professions (privacy, informed consent, euthanasia), in research(plagiarism, fraud, conflict of interest), in the legal world (proportional punishment, death penalty), and at the societal level (responses to poverty and discrimination).
PSYC309F
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Psychology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PSYC330
Child Psychopathology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program or Social Data Science - Psychology Track.
Credit only granted for: PSYC309B or PSYC330.
Formerly: PSYC309B.
Etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of emotional disorders of childhood and adolescence.
PSYC336
Psychology of Women
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
Note: Students will be expected to engage in asynchronous coursework Friday's 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).
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 or Social Data Science - Psychology Track.
The nature, diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of mental disorders.
PSYC354
Multicultural Psychology in the U.S.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
Note: Students will be expected to engage in asynchronous coursework Friday's during the semester.
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.
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.
PSYC381
Community Interventions: Domestic Violence I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Restriction: Preference given to majors in Human Development, Psychology, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Credit only granted for: PSYC318D, PSYC381, WMST498A or WGSS498A.
Formerly: PSYC318D.
Additional information: Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to enroll in PSYC319 - a service learning class in which students volunteer in the community to work with children who have experienced domestic violence and/or homelessness.
Study theories and research related to the dynamics and effects of intimate partner violence on women and children. Learn about community resources and interventions for survivors of domestic violence. Examine theoretical writings and research findings regarding the effects of gender, culture, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status on the experiences of intimate partner violence survivors and their children.
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 PSYC and NEUR majors only.
PSYC407
Behavioral Neurobiology Laboratory
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC300; and (PSYC202 or NEUR200).
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program; and must have earned a minimum of 85 credits.
In this lab course, you will collect behavioral and physiological data in humans using classic behavioral paradigms, design models of neural circuits that can explain those behaviors, record neural activity from the roach, and write lab reports describing your results and how they relate to patients with psychiatric illnesses.
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.
PSYC411
Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC200 and PSYC300; and (PSYC202 or NEUR200).
Restriction: Must be in a major within BSOS-Psychology department.
Credit only granted for: NACS728F or PSYC411.
An introduction to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Students will be taught about formulating testable hypotheses with fMRI, utilizing basic methods in fMRI studies, and understanding existing limitations of fMRI studies in the literature.
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 PSYC and NEUR majors only.
PSYC420
Experimental Psychology: Social Psychology Laboratory
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC300 and PSYC221.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program or Social Data Science - Psychology Track; 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.
PSYC425
Psychology and Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100, PSYC200, and PSYC300.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program or Social Data Science - Psychology Track.
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.
Note: Students will be expected to engage in asynchronous coursework Friday's 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.
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.
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.
This course focuses on issues surrounding diversity and the interactions of stigmatized and non-stigmatized individuals, with an emphasis on the context of work. We will cover issues related to diversity and discri- mination from several different perspectives, including: the person(s) being stigmatized, the person(s) doing the stigmatizing, the bystander(s ) witnessing stigmatization of others, and the organization.
PSYC440
Experimental Psychology: Cognitive Processes and Legal Applications
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100, PSYC200, PSYC300 and PSYC341.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program or Social Data Science - Psychology Track; 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.
PSYC447
Diversity in Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: PSYC300.
Credit only granted for: PSYC489E or PSYC447.
Formerly: PSYC489E.
Overview and active discussion of issues related to diversity and discrimination in organizations from several different perspectives, including: the person(s) being stigmatized, the person(s) 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.
PSYC450
Applying Psychology to the Workplace: Industrial Organizational Psychology Laboratory
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: PSYC300.
In this laboratory course, students use data analytic techniques, along with psychology theories and principles, to solve problems and provide recommendations to mock organizations. Along with learning theories in industrial-organizational psychology and statistical analysis, students will improve personal presentation skills that promote effective communication of information.
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.
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.
PSYC489A
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; The Nature and Biological Bases of Emotion
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to PSYC majors and NEUR majors.

Multidisciplinary exploration of the current state of our scientific understanding of emotional states and traits, their biological roots, and their relevance to psychiatric disease, with a major focus on anxiety disorders, depression, and addiction. We will cover foundational knowledge in neuroscience and genetics, strengths and weaknesses of popular methods, classic and cutting-edge empirical work, and ongoing conceptual debates. We will discuss crucial discrepancies between the ways in which scientists, laypeople, and Hollywood conceptualize emotions. In addition to human neuroimaging and genomic-association studies, we will explore biological research that affords causal insights, including animal models, acute pharmacological challenges, neurofeedback, brain stimulation, and case studies of patients with circumscribed neural insults.
PSYC489E
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Introduction to LGBTQIA+ Populations and Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC300

An introduction to the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) populations. Using an intersectional approach, students will develop a multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, social, psychological, cultural, and structural determinants of mental and physical health of LGBTQIA+ populations as well as learn about interventions that promote their health and resilience.
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."
PSYC489Y
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; RISK AND RESILIENCE ACROSS DEVELOPMENT
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Provides an overview of risk and resilience processes across the lifespan, with a particular focus on adaptation to environmental adversity (e.g., pollution, community violence) and protective (e.g., greenspace, community cohesion) factors. We consider adaptation across multiple levels of analysis, from biological markers to cognition and behavior. The course includes a deep discussion of the role of socioeconomic disadvantage and discrimination in producing environmental inequities.
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.
PSYC614
Emotion: From Biological Foundations to Contemporary Debates in the Psychological Sciences
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Multidisciplinary exploration of the current state of our scientific understanding of emotional states and traits, their biological roots, and their relevance to psychiatric disease. We will cover foundational knowledge in neuroscience and genetics, strengths and weaknesses of widely used methods, classic and cutting-edge empirical work, and ongoing conceptual debates. We will also discuss crucial discrepancies between the ways in which scientists and laypeople conceptualize emotions. In addition to human neuroimaging and genomic-association studies, we will explore biological research that affords causal insights, including animal models, acute pharmacological challenges, neurofeedback, and brain stimulation approaches, and case studies of patients with circumscribed neural insults.
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.
PSYC624
(Perm Req)
Adult 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)).
Credit only granted for: PSYC624 or PSYC719.
Formerly: PSYC719.
Examines the scientific and clinical literature relevant to normal and pathological behavior in adults and associated nosological systems for categorizing psychopathology. Issues relevant to etiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment planning are also considered.
PSYC629B
Clinical Laboratory; Assessment 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
Ethics and Foundations of Assessment and Clinical Intervention
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 successfully completed all courses in the first 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.
PSYC653
The Business of Evaluation: Research Methods at Work
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC652.
Additional information: Course builds from work completed in PSYC 652. Students are also expected to commit to a two-term long project. Students will work with a non-profit organization or local business to ask and answer a business question for the organization. Students will conclude this project in PSYC 654.
Students will learn about the strengths and weaknesses of commonly employed research methods in business settings, including: longitudinal research, survey and interview (including focus groups) design, and sampling and weighting. Students will design and launch a research study that will answer a pressing business question.
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
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
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.
PSYC692
(Perm Req)
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.
Restricted to PSYC and COSP majors
PSYC732
Selection and Classification Issues in Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
PSYC789K
Special Research Problems; Multilevel Theory and Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This Ph.D. level seminar will explore and critically examine principles,methodologies, and analytical approaches for research involving complex social/organizational systems and dynamics that span multiple levels of analysis (e.g., time, individual, dyad, team, organization, society). Topics of discussion include the historical foundations of research on social/organizational systems, methodologies and analytical tools for studying multilevel systems, and emerging techniques for representing dynamic phenomena in complex social/organizational systems. The goal of this course is to equip students with the requisite knowledge and skills for studying how human behavior, cognition, affect, and social interaction shape and are shaped over time in response to other actors and the environment, as well as how psychological, social, and organizational outcomes emerge from these processes.
PSYC798P
Graduate Seminar; Stereotyping and Prejudice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Reviews the topics of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination from both perpetrators and targets perspectives. Topics will cover the psychological, social, and cultural processes that contribute to intergroup bias, responses to and consequences of intergroup bias, and how to intervene to reduce intergroup bias and its impact at the individual and structural level.
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.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC888A
Research Methods in Psychology; Developmental Seminar
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
PSYC898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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.